Evil Twin Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ngeunit1 on 08-16-2011

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120
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3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
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Photo of rypkr
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

What a mixed bag.

Looks nice with frothy white head and very heavy lacing.

Smells like shit. It smells like someone dry hopped the f out of a brown ale.

Surprinsgly the hops don't come through much on the palate. It tastes like a very very light version of founders sumatra.

Feel? Pretty sure this has the density of water. I won't buy it again because it falls SO short here.

Meh.

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Photo of mlockman
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The hoppiness of this brew completely masks any and all other flavors, making the coffee supposedly added to this brew undetectable. Furthermore, and perhaps a minor gripe, is that the hoppiness similarly overshadows all of the brown ale's malt backbone, which I suppose is fine for the "American" style (though not my personal preference)

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Photo of Moose90
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz Can — "Batch#001 18:11"
Poured into 20 oz Nonic

A — Pours with a nice mahogany brown amber hue into the glass. A billowy cream colored head forms on top and leaves behind some sudsy foamy spots of lacing with each sip.

S — Smell is roasty and bright, lots of fresh coffee balanced upon a sweet caramel like malt body.

T — Rich but clean notes of coffee and citrus, a really light and vibrant roast with hints of lemon and peppercorn.

M — Medium bodied, a little bit light actually.

O — Very nice overall, very similar to Coffee Bender but not as heavy. A smooth crisp and clean coffee brown, I will be having a few of these, really well done.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Trappist.

A - Pours a dark brown, tan-colored head, sticky lace, thin cap.

S - Hoppy citrus notes, coffee, toasted malts.

T - Hoppy bitterness, coffee, slight malts, expresso beans. I think the hops are a little over done here...more malts and less hops would make this one much better.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, smooth, creamy finish.

O - Too much hops for an American Brown, IMO. Not bad, by any means, but not my cup o' tea. Give it a try, you might like it.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Geh. Whatever. The description of this beer had me excited. Also, a brown ale with coffee added -- who wouldn't be down for that. Well, this is easily the worst beer I've had from Evil Twin. There's a constant, strange herbaciousness (word? Not a word... whatever) on every sip that I guess is supposed to come off as hops but it's off-putting. The coffee flavor isn't particularly strong. It's more of an essence of coffee in my opinion more than actual coffee, which is probably the most disappointing thing about Wet Dream. The base beer is decent I suppose, but nothing great. There's nothing here that makes me want to revisit this. Hugely underwhelming. I get the feeling people are just rating this beer highly because it's Evil Twin -- yeah, I'm not gonna do that.

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Photo of russpowell
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent chestnut/orange with 3+ fingers of tan head. Pretty good lacing & head retention

S: Toasty, coffee notes, a little hazel nut

T: Coffee, coffee grounds, dryness & a touch of vanilla up front. Dryness, charred grain, roastyness & less brown ale as this warms, some toastyness does linger at the edges, some woody hops. Finishes with coffee grinds, some toastyness & dryness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

Drinks fairly easy, not great, but worth a try I suppose

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Photo of augustgarage
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a stein. Served lightly chilled.

Auburn highlights suggest a clear but nearly opaque bottle-brown ale - capped by an enormous heft of khaki soft peaks. Sticky threads of lace cling tenaciously to the sides. Excellent retention.

Aromatics of demerara sugar, cocoa nibs, toast, coffee, black bread - all soft and melanoidin-rich with no hints of char.

Roast is more pronounced on the palate, the chocolate and espresso notes taking on a nearly acrid character, the citrus laden hop notes emphasizing the astringency while adding slight additional bitterness. Strange but flavorful, with an extended evolution into the finish which is woody, earthy, suggestive of river stones, and finally returns to a toasted sweetness at the last possible moment.

Slightly thin but well carbonated; surprisingly warming for the ABV.

Reminds me of a sweeter version of a foreign export stout. Not bad, but not special. Hard to rate in some ways as it subtly eschews style.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chocolaty brown that is translucent just at the edges with a thick, fluffy, rather persistent light tan head. Aroma has a yeasty core and malty, fruity and earthy notes. Earthy flavor has yeasty and malty tones with hints of caramel and grass and a subtle hoppy undertone. Texture is fairly smooth, firm-bodied, fairly tingly. Overall, definitely worthy of at least a try.

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Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a dark brown, clear brew. The head is moderate in size. The aroma is woody, roasty, spring-like, and fresh. Malt and hops are notable. The taste is dryish, with malt and bitterness. Malt flavor aounds. Medium in body and interesting

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Photo of jzlyo
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is nutty malts, coffee and mild chilies. The flavor is coffee, malts, mild nuttiness, chilies and a mix of slight sourness, heat and mild sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Soft, seductive and surly, the brown ale has always had an affinity for flavors in the roasty, toasty realms. Evil Twin brings these two whimsical worlds together with Wet Dream- an Amerian-style brown ale with equal intensity of nutty and buttery coffee.

Wet Dream pours a foggy medium brown, somewhat lighter in color than is common. A creamy whipped foam drops to a trickle before the moderate aromas of hazelnut and caramel with a hint of citrus and chicory. Sweet caramel and toffee roll onto the tongue with soft suggestions of coffee and chocolate.

The flavors hold firm across the middle as the taste tightens and the sweetness breaks apart. As the malt slowly recedes, the bitterness grows, bringing an assertive bite of toasted pinecone, citrus peel and a pleasant grassiness. Earthiness of coffee also intensifies into a cold pressed, Kenyan rootish taste and hints of breakfast and Columbian blends with a light peppery bite and those charming hazelnut nuances.

Medium-bodied yet trending thin and light, the ale shows remarkable drinkability despite its semi-robust taste. Finishing with a bitter and crisp hop bite, the beer carries a tepid demeanor for a stand-alone session, but works in high complement to burgers or chili.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fascinating and truly unique beer. The color is a perfect English brown. Not much head. The smell is a delicious mix of half hops and half coffee; like nothing I've ever had. The taste is likewise amazingly complex: A little more bitterness than I might prefer and again that overwhelming coffee and hops snacks you right in the face. Probably a little too flavorful to drink all night, nonetheless a great and one of a kind beer!

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Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a full inch of light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheety of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Toasty caramel malt presence that's also a bit fruity, surprisingly.

T- More toasted malt that's pretty sweet and has some roasty coffee in the aftertaste. There's also a weird fruitiness and bitterness that I can only assume is coming from the hops.

M- Standard brown feel with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Drinkable enough but the flavor profile is unusual and I'm not particularly digging it. Not enough coffee and too much fruity hop quality for a brown ale.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark mahogany brown with a ruby tint and a nice two finger dark khaki head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark malt with a hint of toastiness, nuts, mild cocoa and coffee. Flavor follows, with dark malt, iced coffee, hints of cocoa and nuts, finishes with attenuated coffee, dark malt and a mild hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. I have found that I like coffee flavors best in dark, rich, full bodied beers like porters and stouts, and often find the coffee a little stark in flavor in lighter malted beers. So this was an opportunity to try something in between, and it only reinforced my preference for full deep malt support. The brown ale body here smells and tastes pretty straight up lightly hopped American brown ale, but the coffee flavors seemed thin and uninteresting, almost like an iced coffee at the end when the ice has melted and the flavors are thinned out. Certainly drinkable and with distinct coffee, but kind of a pedestrian brown ale with light coffee. Looks great, smells good, flavor is good, but not great.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into pint glass; Batch #001, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, medium roast coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, grapefruit, lemon, orange, pine, light pepper, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and and complexity of dark/bready malt, coffee, and moderate citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, medium roast coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, grapefruit, lemon, orange, pine, light pepper, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Moderate pine, herbal, spicy, citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, lemon/orange rind, pine, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, coffee, and moderate citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice; becoming lightly resinous near the end of the glass. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a very good American brown ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, coffee, and moderate citrus/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. This was definitely hoppier than I expected given the coffee aspect, I would have expected more focus on the malt flavors to compliment the coffee. It was still very enjoyable and nicely balanced.

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Photo of gutbuster
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very deep red in color with a beige head. Lacing is dense and persistent.

Light aromas of coffee, roasted nuts, oranges and toasted bread round out the nose.

A light caramel sweetness greets us up front. by mid palate a moderate dose of coffee hits the tongue that mingles with plum. Finishes with a light bread sweetness.

Dry and medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Definitely an enjoyable take on the brown ale style.

Dry with a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a rich chocolate brown color. Globs of root beer float head that just won't quit. Incredible head retention.

S- crusty brown bready malt with a nice even chestnut characteristic and some caramel tones. Herbal leafy hops in the middle. Oily espresso on the finish.

T- big toasty brown bread malt flavors with notes of chestnut and walnut. Burnt caramel mingles in with herbal green hop flavors with a tinge of hop bitterness in the middle. Finish is oily espresso bean with coffee flavors really kicking in in the aftertaste.

MF- bready full mouthfeel with a medium body and some active carbonation.

D- very drinkable

overall a brown ale that I can get down with. The coffee breathes some life into a simple style.

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with garnet hues, one finger beige head, decent lacing.

S - Toffee, bitter/pungent/citrus hop aromas, soft nuttiness/roasted malts, brown sugar.

T - Juicy/slightly pungent hops, roasted malts, light coffee beans, brown sugar.

M - Medium-light body, almost watery, moderate carbonation.

O - Drinkable, unique mixture of flavors. I feel like the body could be less watery and the flavors more concentrated.

The Trappist (2011) version, best before 2015.

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tawny brown with a billowing thick light tan colored head atop that finally settles into a frothy mass.Mild roast with quite a citric hop profile,light bitter chocolate underneath as well.Roast and caramel upfront on the palate but a pretty quick drying earthy finish making for decent balance.A fuller feel is nice for the style.Not bad,close to being very good,just missing a little something.

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Photo of BB1313
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Batch #001. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours brown with auburn hues; fluffy light khaki head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. There's some sediment/floaties. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and coffee. There's some toffee and caramel in the mix. Roasted malts are present. The flavors seem to follow the nose. This brown ale has some hop flavor going on. Hints of orange and lemon. The coffee is present. Flavors are bittersweet. Nice coffee flavors in the finish. Subtle hints of hazelnut and almonds in the mix as well. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very fluffy and creamy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very nice brown ale. It's somewhat unique with the contrast between the coffee and citrus notes. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of PhillyB
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a 16oz can for a dollar fifty at my local beer store. Might go back for a larger quantity!

Look: Dark brown with reddish hues around the edges. Carbonation sticks around for a good half hour to 45 mins, or about as long as I took to drink it.

Smell: Dark roast coffee with slight hints of vanilla.

Taste: Starts out like a slightly bitter but finishes creamy and dark.

Feel: Slight bite on the sip, but like the flavor it ends much smoother.

Overall: Yet another in the long line of successful choices I've made recently. Solid beer I'd definitely return to.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly decent coffee brown slightly green tasting and bitter but mostly smooth with some chocolate malts and brown malts sweetly rounding the finish. Its not as world class as Founders Coffee Brown but it is still worth a try!

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yet opaque very dark amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle carbonation at the surface of the beer and some deep garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some hints of nutty malts. Light to moderate aromas of pine and citrus/grapefruit rind hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light hints of nutty malts and just a hint of anise/licorice. Moderate flavors of pine and citrus/grapefruit rind hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades but still lingers for a while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty enjoyable and the hops have some really staying power in this beer as it has been sitting around for over a year before I to opening this one. Not sure, I could have more than one of these in a session but it was definitely worth tasting.

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Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep red to brown pour from the tallboy into a tulip glass. The crown is thick and frothy and peaks at around two fingers with great retention. A large pillow is permanent and side sheets of lace paint much of the glass.

S- Most of the aroma is derived from the malts and the adjunct coffee beans. Toasted, caramelized, toffee and nutty grains play off the medium roast coffee bean notes.

T- The main duo from the smell carries over and they come in at just about equal amounts creating harmony between the barley and beans. Semi charred roasty coffee blends into toffee, nutty, toasted, light caramel sweets and a touch of cocoa.

MF- Medium bodied with a silky smooth moderate level of carbonation. The texture is mostly puffy and it ends with a mix of hop and coffee bitters.

All around a good Brown Ale that complements the added coffee with harmony and balance. Roast beans play off of toasty, caramel and nutty grains.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and appears black when viewed from afar - traces of red are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down a bit, but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brown and roasted malts plus pine resin and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this brown ale to be quite interesting because its quite hoppy, which is even more impressive since it was aged for 13 months. It's definitely quite interesting.

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Evil Twin Wet Dream from Evil Twin Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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