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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xnicknj on 10-18-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
273
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
21.41%
 
 
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Reviews: 64 | Ratings: 273
Photo of jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a cloudy golden straw with an annoyingly volcano-esque head that turns into pancake foam & hangs out after a few minutes. nose; wet hay & band-aidy brett. taste; dank hay, band-aid, pear, lemon rind, coriander, white pepper, & grassy hops. super carbonated & medium mouthfeel that's modified by the erupting co2 when it sits in your mouth. evil twin doesn't do subtle takes on a style, so the barnyard experience here is concentrated. pungent & punchy.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle, no date. Bottle is a total gusher, but beer smells OK, so gave it a whirl. Nice floral saison notes with yeast. Beer maintained cap and ring even after an hour of resting in glass. Color is a hazy orange-bronze. Taste is citrus and floral with some mellowing from the honey, almost a bierre de miel. Yeastiness present, but not very sour. Medium-leaning body, very little carbonation, ironically. Seems like a fine saison/bierre de miel and wouldn't mind trying it fresh if ever made again.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer was served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow orange color with little vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Barnyard flavor, funk, apple, vanilla, spicy, yeasty, and sweetness most likely from the honey.

Taste: This beer is on the verge of a funky blend between a tripel and a saison. Very cool, slightly tart, smooth, a little chewy, and interestingly delicious.

Mouthfeel: Slightly smooth, tart, sour, funk, a little chewy, yeasty, and medium carbonation.

Overall: For a slightly funky farmhouse ale with honry, this was actually quite enjoyable. Looking forward to the next glass.

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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 drpimento
4.69/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent take on the style. The aroma is mostly caramel malt with some fruit and a hint of barn. Flavor is bittersour, with a little sweet and citrus in the back. Body is softish. Easy drinking. Damn fine product.

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Photo of beernewbie285
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Little cloudy, but the smell is exceptional very fruity without being overbearing in taste. Low ABV which means easy sipping. The taste is smooth with small hints of grapefruit and citrus. I would recommend this Saison to anyone looking for a solid introduction to the style or a long time lover of it.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy golden orange with a very thick white head that hangs around for a long time.

Smells like citrus and some sweeter fruits

Tastes lemon with honey sweetness in harmony. Almost like a lemon square or something. Some peppery spiciness in there as well. Towards the end the honey prevails and it ends on a sweet note.

MF-Dry and crisp

Overall: Really nice saison. I think I prefer the Ryan and the Beaster Bunny a little more, but the honey is definitely a great touch to add some sweetness.

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Photo of BKotch
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If I close my eyes, I can imagine that I'm drinking a Dupont Biere de Miele, that brewery's saison with honey. This is every bit as classic. Slightly cloudy gold with a massive fluffy head, great fruity nose and flavor (not too sweet), and a remarkably creamy mouthfeel. Very impressive.

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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 pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Effervescent, lively brilliant gold under a 3” finely bubbled persistent clingy pillowy white foam collar.
S: Over ripe fruit, light grain, citrus, orange, light honey.
T: Fruit, citrus, bread, traces iof honey, finishing with a lingering citrus rind bitternesds.
F: Very soft in the mouth with a creamy texture that gives substance to a medium light body. Medium carbonation. Exceptionally creamy.
O: A dry, refreshing Saison with an outrageously good texture

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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 mactrail
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Handsome amber brew with a big pile of suds in the Maredsous goblet. Foamy and sharp on the tongue. Very fragrant with the barnyard note and lime rind..

Quite fruity with just a little sweetness. Plenty of apple and pineapple taste. The Saison flavor is classic but the yeasty bitterness is intense. Brett flavor is on the verge of menacing, but it's also the classic taste. If you want to know what it tastes like, try this brew.

This is full flavored with the usual Belgian dry finish. A little on the harsh side, but thoroughly interesting. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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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 superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 2015 on the label. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, bread, light honey, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic/creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett saison style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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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 GPHarris
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a - this was a gusher. poured a four-fingers thick bubbly, off-white and rocky head into a tulip glass. the body was a bright golden color.
s - honey and yeast.
t - grainy, honey, fruity with a hint of brett.
m - coating and medium at first but finishes sharply.
o - not overly impressed with this beer. just a little dull.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Hopswagger for this one!
22oz served in a Prairie teku
In honor of my twins on Father's Day weekend.

A - golden body with a massive meringue head. Incredible amounts of 3d lacing.

S - tropical fruits galore, pineapple, mango, papaya, peach, some soapy spiciness. Fresh grain, yeasty bread.

T - tropical fruits, lots of strong papaya, pineapple, guava, stone fruits, peach and persimmon. A good amount of citrus as well. Some funkiness. Candy malts are lightly sweet with some faint breadiness. Finishes dry and spicy.

M - medium full body, lush feel, moderate carbonation but doesn't distract and seems mellow. Dry finish.

A tropical forward saison that's bright with a great mouthfeel. I loved this beer.

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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 palma
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Foamy. A gusher is right.

Aroma: tropical fruit. Wet hay. Big time peach as the beer warms. Wonderful. Almost no funk. They say this is a Brett beer. Where is the Brett? Otherwise it's a great complex saison aroma.

Taste: pepper, stone fruit like peach or apricot, citrus, pineapple, basil notes. Nice. But not very sour or funky as I was expecting. They say this beer is made with Brett. Where is the Brett? They say this beer is brewed with honey. Where are the honey notes? Let the beer warm a bit. The fruit flavors start to come through more.

Excellent mouthfeel.

I paid 16 bucks for this bottle. Not worth it. I'm starting to think this evil twin stuff is a little overrated. This beer tastes like it might get better with age. It's complex but young.

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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 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 wordemupg
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into tulip 7/9/13

A slight gush upon opening but I got it in the glass, hazy pale orange liquid with plenty of bubbles, a big fluffy foam sits around for ages slowly falling to a thick film leaving a few partial rings of lace

S peppery spice, bubblegum, funk, clove, lemon peel, herbal notes, dry cereal, and I swear I get a hint of smoke but I might be crazy, smells pretty bad ass

T more lemon rind and cereals, a hint of booze and orange marmalade, still has what the nose was offering but not quite the intensity but still great stuff

M medium bodied, almost foamy, spicy rind lingers with a little funk

O a nice funky saison, smells the highlight but not lacking anywhere, something I'd drink again as a nice treat

I should've drank this when the sun was shining but even on a rainy evening its hitting the spot. I like a little funk to go with the style and this one delivers

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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 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 fmccormi
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a 22oz bottle to an oversized wineglass (HF stemware); no dating or freshness from what I could see, but this was purchased a bit over a month ago and from what I gather this beer is likely 6-9 months old, give or take. Maybe? Maybe. Not worried.

Appearance (4.5): Gushes like a motherfucker. Crazy eggshell foam fills the glass, showing amazing retention (it just will not die down, for crying out loud), covering a tangerine-orange body that is PERFECTLY hazy. As the head FINALLY recedes, it leaves wide, lazy splotches of lace all over the place. Crazy-ass head.

Smell (4.5): Juices like a motherfucker. Crazy pineapple sherbet and peppery funk, showing some moist earth and hay tones mixed in with everything for that rich, sweet earthiness and odd funk that people call “the barnyard.” Fresh basil, papaya, and candied oranges flesh out the sweet, fruity dimension: straight-up tropical-ass brett. Damn.

Taste (4.25): Funks like a motherfucker. Peppery funk with some medicinal phenols. Lemon flesh and rind show their faces, along with some old pineapple upside-down cake—you know when the fruit gets overripe and the cake is a little questionable, but you eat it anyway? Like that. There’s a good, peppery, funky twang on the finish . . . moderately bready: wheat bread toast attempts to fill out some of the body amidst all that funk.

Mouthfeel (3.75): An easy, dry feel, and almost tannic, with a drying funk. Modest carbonation characterizes the feel (guess there isn’t much left after all that gushing), with a lush foaming action and a modest tingle—pretty nice. It’s got a very good feel, but somewhat off-style.

Overall (4.25): A saison? Maybe. A brett beer? Most definitely. So, so bretty, and done ridiculously well: the aroma is FANTASTIC. I would definitely purchase this again—for the $10 pricetag, you’d be hard-pressed to find such a bretty beer done so tastefully. Overall, it’s relatively light on the saison characteristics (spice? hay? hops? just brett, huh? it’s entirely possible that they just got bulldozed by the tropical funk)—but as a brett story, this is great.

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