Evil Twin Ron And The Beast Ryan | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by xnicknj on 10-18-2011

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62
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271
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
21.66%
 
 
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Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Slightly hazed golden in color with a creamy white head that leaves ribbons and lots of sticky lace down the glass.

Aroma is a nice combination of grass, hay, earth, a little bit of bubble gum, yeast, and floral hops. Very nice.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with good amounts of grass, earth, and floral characters leading the way, along with a bit of sweet bubblegum, and bread. Very nice and incredible drinkable. No alcohol presence.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, and somewhat creamy.

Very nice, incredibly drinkable saison, though probably not worth the price point.

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Photo of babaracas
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy gold with huge meringue head, trailing big chunks of thick lace down the glass. Smell: lemon and a note of sour citrus, hay and mild barnyard, spice. Taste: lemon cookie, sour citrus, dried pineapple note, soft graininess, mildly herbal and spicy with some honey-like sugar in the drying finish. Brett forward and pretty nice.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

With such complexity, strength, and whimsy- this oddly compelling beer brings hops, sour, and earth together in an orgy of decadence and irresistibility.

Straw-like and lighlty golden in appearance, it's hazy appearance is testament to its unfiltered taste and strong hop content. Capped with a creamy eggshell off white head, the beer retains its head very well and laces delicately along the snifter.

Citrus and pungent scents mingle above the glass and entice the nose with grapefruit, citrus peel, fresh cut grass, leather, dried wood, limes, and sea air. The underlying dry biscuit scent is lightly crusty, thinly honey-like, and with mild starch. Similarly a peppery scent of fennel teases the nose heading into taste.

A dry malty taste opens with light caramel and honey and introduces the taste of fennel seed, just before the hop and earthen funk seeps into the middle palate. That's where the dry fruit taste of orange peel, white grapefruit, lemons and limes are less than zesty but seem dehydrated and concentrated in earthy fruit taste. Accompanying sea brine, drying woods, damp sod, and leather all add complexity to the fruity taste before heading into finish. A late dryness of sandalwood, citrus pith bitterness, and white pepper close the taste briskly and earthen.

Creamy-dry to start, there's an infussed airy quality that burrows deep in the starchy biscuit malt textures but lightens the palate and prepares the palate for a powdery, earthy, dried wood tannin mouthfeel that glided just above the taste buds and dives into a semi-clean bitterness, earthen dryness, and alcohol warmth that rewards both IPA lovers and fans of sour ales alike.

The bitter and sour interplay that both hops and wild yeast provide is a delicate and challenged taste that favors those of sophisticated palate and discerned taste. Though not for the faint of heart, there's something charming and rustic here that cannot be denied.

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Photo of daledeee
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Parlor City has been cycling various Evil Twins through the tap. So far, all are great.

Pours a bright cloudy yellow with a nice white head.

Nose is lemony, grainy hits of yeast.

I understand this has Brett in it. That really adds some nice twist. Tastes nice and lemony with a good spicy yeasty kick. Semi-funky. Lemon tends to the peel side and is balanced with a sweetness.

A good stickiness in the mouth feel adds a final facet to this enjoyable drink. A fine farmhouse it is.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pale-medium amber body, hazy; eggshell white head about a finger high, slims to film and leaves some lace behind

S: herbal and floral notes over tropical fruit and yeast

T: unripe mango and white pepper spice; herbal, yeasty with brett's tart funk; notes of sandalwood and grapefruit peel; honey-sweet flicker on the finish

M: competition between moderate bitterness and yeast tartness, medium-light body, mildly fuzzy carbonation, sweet then drying finish

O: a nice saison with a lot of complexity, really enjoy the brett and fruit and honey combination - EvilTwin seems to have a pretty good feel for brett pairings, and this is no exception

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap a cloudy yellow orange color with two fingers of white head.

The aroma had notes of lemon and pineapple along with herbal spice and earthy, funky yeast.

The herbal spiciness was present in the taste as well with lemon, pineapple, yeast and earthy, funky medicinal notes.

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

A very funky Saison from Evil Twin.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at POPE, Philly, PA

Evil Twin's Ryan and the Beaster Bunny beer with Brett yeast from Jolly Pumpkin.

Served in a stem glass, this beer poured a misty golden color with peach tints. A dense, white head receded to a patchy layer of bubbles that left some pleasant lacing behind. Spicy yeast aroma with tender hints of citrus and spice. Nice and smooth on the palate, lemon zest and grapefruit, Belgian yeast, and peppery spice, all in excellent balance with crisp herbal and floral hops; not too overbearing in any department. Medium-bodied, very tasty, and very drinkable.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice white head. Citrusy nose with some straw, pineapple, light melon, and a pleasant dryness. A hint of spice, some bready malt, and as it sits, lemon drop candies. The flavor is a bit more bread/malt forward. Some citrus peel, straw, lemon, yeast, and light spice. A hint of tropical fruit and dry on the finish. Really nice and easy drinking.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: Typically sweet and astringent saison aroma: Spices, yeast, and malt.

T: Tasted of spices (cloves, pepper), Belgian yeast, and some malt. Had that medicinal quality common to saisons. A pretty balanced and focused flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, enjoyable, and drinkable beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GUSHER! For a long time after I opened my first Biscotti Break (which was a disaster of volcanic gushering), I opened all my Evil Twin (and a few other breweries like Hof Dormaal) beers in the kitchen sink. Then a long period of well behaved ale made me lower my guard. This bottle did not shoot into the air, but had a ferocity of flow that was amazing. In a quick few seconds to run to the sink, I lost 2/3s of the bottle. Eventually:
Poured into a Nostradamus flute, pouring a very hazy, almost opaque caramel amber with a large (but only 2% of the total) white head that had good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma of bready malt, light saison yeast, stone and citrus fruit, nice. Flavor is Brett, saison yeast, much more subdued stone and citrus fruit. Finishes dry and Bretty with a long aftertaste of the wild yeast, citrus rind and light bittering hops. Light bodied with very active carbonation. A classic Brett inspired saison with an above average, moderately complex fruit component. The wild yeast influence was a bit beyond my preference, but well within the style expectations. A good deal for the price in a 22oz, bomber, perhaps not so much for 7 ounces of actual saison in the glass. My floor was sticky and drunk all night. Back to opening beer in my sink….

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Photo of TheDinger
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into DFH snifter. A nice dark honey pour with golden/orange tints. A bit unique looking with a fair 1+ finger off white head. Okay spotting and lacing. Nose is that of a Farmhouse Ale. Big lemon, cloves, spices and honey with other fruits. Quite a busy aroma on the nose. Taste follows the nose with the tart fruit heavy front end that mellows into a bitter finish. Good take on the style but perhaps a bit too much on the bitter finish. A lot going on with this beer which is nice and refreshing. Feel is middle of the road. A bit dry with adequate carbonation. Not too watery, but definately tart. Overall- Not a bad brew at all! Complex with it's fruits and a bit too much on the bitter hop finish. Refreshing and sessionable. Would hit it again and would like to try out of the bottle on a hot summer day-

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

i like this one better than ryan and the beaster bunny i think, as much as i liked that beer, i think it needed the funk that this one has, definitely some brett in here, and it makes the beer way more dry, less heavy on the belgian type esters, and also more flavorful than the other one. yellow in color, clear for the style, and totally heady, with a bone white layer over an inch tall. the nose is herbal, i get lemongrass and even green tea, along with some funky yeasts and a very light white wheat malt base. not sure how this ever got to 7% abv, as it hasnt much body or grain presence at all. its all about the yeast, which is almost tangy with a lemon hint and a real drying finish. seems a little hoppier too, some fruity oily stuff in the finish of this one suggests some dry hopping. explosive carbonation and super dry, a feeling i am coming to love in this style. very cool to have this one on tap, but im going to to try and find a bottle too, i was impressed with this one.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station. Served in a large Belgian tulip glass with a flared rim.

Appearance - Pours a murky saffron yellow color with not much variation in color tone, even where light attempts to pass through. Atop the opaque body sits a one finger head that is white with just the slightest hint of parchment colored shading. Retention is moderate, and the foam leaves significant sheets of lacing as I drink it down, with a buildup of head around the edges of the glass.

Smell - A nice bit of citrus is present--some lemon and maybe grapefruit zest, but the real king here is a barnyard funk, as one would expect with a brett-infused farmhouse ale. Musty and pungent, with notes of wet hay along with fresher notes of newly-cut grass and alfalfa. Touches of floral sweetness and pollen as well.

Taste - Tangy and pungent funkiness is the predominant characteristic of the taste, with complementary elements of buttered biscuit, citrus zest, peppercorn and herbs, as well as a pleasantly hoppy bitterness cutting through the plethora of floral and light fruit flavors, including nectar, honeydew and pear.

Mouthfeel - Body is on the light side of medium, with a hint of chewiness. Moderate to high carbonation and a mostly dry finish with just a drop of sweetness.

Overall, I'm a sucker for brett saisons, but this one is quite tasty all the same. My exposure to Evil Twin isn't very high, but of the few I've had, most have been quite good--this one included. Perhaps I will have to seek more out from these Danish brewers.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle gushed as crazy. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma has intense farmhouse notes, grassy, citrusy and funky. Taste is funky but not sour, really rustic and earthy notes. Balanced at first, just slightly bitter and dry on the finish. Really well made farmhouse ale.

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Photo of weltywm
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the Trestle Inn in Philadelphia. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a pale yellow with about 1/2 a finger of white head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: A bit of funk, yeast, and that sort of rustic farmhouse smell that you would expect from a saison.

Taste: The brett funk hit me first of all, but it wasn't over powering, and complemented the other flavors well. After brett, I tasted tart cherries, white pepper, banana, and lots of yeast. A very tight and lively finish.

Appearance: Very drinkable and well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall: Much better than I expected and very enjoyable. I know the price is expensive, but I would definitely get it again.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, orange body with one finger head and minimal lace. Bitter, slightly citric hopped aroma balances with touches of funk, spice and sweet malts. Smooth, light body that while sharp, almost sour at times, has a pumpkin(?) and honey sweetness in it that makes it easy to drink while remaining funky.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has aromas of natural flavored root beer along with hints of funkiness, lemon citrus and spices.
T: The taste has flavors of ginger, lemon citrus and rosemary along with some hints of root beer.
M: The beer is light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The finish has a bit of spiciness but lacks any dryness.
O: The beer is rather easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed golden orange, big plume of white froth, leaving patchy lacing. Scent is a mix of citrus and herbal notes, moderate sweetness coming through with a bite of spice. taste follows suit, herbal qualities blend with lemon and grapefruit, bready and lightly sweet malts in the background, moderate spicing throughout, lightly grassy and earthy. Moderately dry and a touch bubbly, medium bodied. Overall some unique flavor points, but never comes together fully.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy light lemony yellow with a finger high foamy white head. The head dissipates quickly and does not exhibit much lacing on the glass.

S: Aromas of a natural root beer with hints of citrus and funk.

T: The flavors are peppery with a lemony medicinal taste. There are herbs and citrus notes with ginger and rosemary present. Also, there is a hint of the taste of root beer.

M: Medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation and a very slight hint of dryness.

O: Extremely surprised by the hints of root beer in both the aroma and the taste. I enjoyed the beer but I do not feel like it is very sessionable.

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Photo of stephens101
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Orange with pink hues and a mountain of packed white froth.

Quite aromatic with grapefruit, orange, lemon, peppercorn and sugar.

Grainy and dry with a hint of lemon and fruit peel and dank with over-ripe fruit.

While there is no doubt this is a tasty and well-crafted brew, with so many great Saisons out there it will be hard for me to re-purchase due to one reason in particular that will remain unstated.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle. Another saison, as the 'season' quickly wanes, this one brewed with honey.

This beer pours a very hazy, cloudy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves a pretty decent array of layered sedimentary rock lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of sharp, edgy earthy yeast, semi-sweet wheaty cereal malt, white and black pepper, very tame leathery funk, dry lemon zest, and herbal, floral hops. The taste is still rather cutting up front, what with the sassy yeast, dry citrus pith, and zingy pepper dust all sort of conferring as such, before some slightly less pungent lemon rind 'fruitiness' comes aboard, alongside a mild earthy funk, understated orchard stone fruitiness, mild white pepper spiciness, and touch of finally manifested ethereal honey sweetness.

The bubbles are fairly hefty, and zingy for the most part, with a hollow frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and a tad acrid in its attempt at smoothness. It finishes quite dry, the yeast still large and in charge, the citrus and drupe fruitiness hanging tough, and da funk loitering like it wasn't exactly a misdemeanor.

A decent enough saison, though the honey has a hard time convincing me that it actually exists. Yeasty, wheaty, spicy, and a bit boozy - that's what this one is all about. As for Ron or Ryan (is he a beast?), I really have no fucking clue who they are, and even less gumption to learn more, at this particular point in time.

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Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly decent saison, smooth with a honey finish. Recently purchased bottle. Light coloured body, slightly spicy and in no way funky aroma. Good drinkability, does not even need the honey to be a good saison, and it would have been not as sweet.

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Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a layer of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweet from the malt and more fruit notes than herbal notes.

Taste: A mild sweetness with some citrus notes. A slight tartness blends with the herbal undertones. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: I felt like this beer didn't know if it wanted to be sour/tart, or herbal. That being said, it was pretty good, and I would have another if given the opportunity.

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Photo of alaimoa
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Similar bubbling out of the bottle like a previous rank. Big carbonation and big white lacing got initial smells of citrus, apple, less cinnamon than the sister "beaster bunny". Has some subtle fruity, earthy yeast notes in the smell and taste but fairly thin mouthfeel that doesn't linger very long. Kind of boring without much sweetness or bitterness

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $13.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clouded, darkish amber body with a lofty, airy crest of whitish suds.

Smell: Honeyish, faintly toasty malts with the most prominent note additions being mint leaf, melon juice, something akin to pickled ginger, citric tropical fruit, a splash of Orangina, peppery spices, wrapped in phenols and a noted mustiness.

Taste: Some slightly sweet honey stretched over dry, day-old toasted biscuit tops. The sweetness quickly recedes. Then, the remaining flavors don't simply unfold leisurely, they come rushing in all at once: spearmint, melon juice, citrus blossoms, grapefruit, white pepper, faux ginger, sandalwood, cantaloupe, clean sweat, With each sip, gulp, whatever, the flavors just come pouring in like idiots shoppers streaming into a Wal-Mart on Black Friday -- ah, Christ, somebody just trampled the melons and kept on running to the toy aisle! Dry, phenolic finish. Gets a bit tangier, citric, and gingeresque as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High carbonation, but it soon tapers off.

Overall: While not nearly good enough for me to change my saison allegiance, it's still a solid, brett-infused saison, albeit a bit tough on the ole wallet.

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