Evil Twin Without You I'm Nothing | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerThursdays on 12-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
17.99%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller stemmed tulip. Poured a massively dark brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, vinegar, tart, and subtle fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, peat, dark fruit, tart, vinegar, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I really have to be honest that I did not expect this one to have a peat characteristic in it. Usually I despise peat, but this one actually incorporates it fairly well with the tart/vinegar aspect going on. Really wish there were a little more sweetness going on in this one. Let this one warm up and the vinegar tone isn’t as abrasive, just a hint. Worth trying if you get the chance, but that’s about it.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a duvel tulip

A- pours deep brown with a touch of Mahogany, pours a film of a slightly off white head that disapates quickly.

S- vinegar, a hint of oaky earthyness, maybe a touch of caramel and chocolate, rotten cherry.

T- subtle cholalte, hints of cherry rot, working with oak , not intensely sour, all the flavors meld very nicley as this beer warms, like chocolate, red wine notes, dash of vinegar and wood. Touch of nuttyness in with the wood notes.

M- light/medium body with very low carbonation,
Not bad for the style, but it could have used a bit more.

O- a solid brew, the flavor profile is very nice, I wish some of the malts were a bit richer, but overall it is a good brew, I wish the price was a little lower, but worth trying

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Photo of cosmicevan
1.33/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Thank you scott for sharing this one!

a - most notable thing about the pour was the lack of carbonation. plum purple in color with no head at all and no lacing.

s - smells like nail polish and rubbing alcohol, not nice. smells strong and way more than 6.2.

t - not feeling it. like the nose suggests. nailpolish remover and rubbing alcohol. chocolate and nutmeg are working underneath the grossness.

m - no carbonation. not good. boozy without even having the ABV for that flavoring. a flat beer just doesn't stand a chance.

o - Down the drain this went for mike, scott, and myself. i just learned that this one cost $26!!!! What!?! you crazy, this MUST be a joke.

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Photo of thepeter
3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky, rusty amber color with a wisp of a head and little lacing. A film does sit on top for a while. Aroma light with vinegar, stone fruit, cherry pie, and damp rotting wood. Tastes much of the same but in a less "bad" way than the smell. Body and palate was pretty good, smooth silky and nicely LOW carbonated. Overall, not a great example of the style as there was not enough funk in some areas, too sweet in others and a bit of a mess in yet some more. I will say this though, it may be a decent introductory to someone who has never tried the style as it is mild with many of the different flavors that are usually found in the style.

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Photo of TGS
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of theformula
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Viciousknishs
3.67/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a murky russet mahogany color with a short lived finger of tan head.

S- aromas of over ripe cherry, cherry pit and caramel. The middle is damp wood and musty character in the middle. Some light balsamic vinaigrette and tart acidity on the finish.

T- starts out with a mild acidic tartness that falls of rather quickly. The sweetness comes out with notes of caramel, over ripe black cherries and cherry pit. Musty eathy character comes out as well. Weak finish that gives subtle caramel flavors.

MF- slick syrupy mouthfeel with a medium body and soft carbonation. Wish the carb was up a bit.

D- decent drinkability

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Photo of Jspriest
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of mokumies
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark red in color. It poured with a thin head that quickly faded away, leaving only a ring of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of balsamic vinegar in the nose—if you were blindfolded you might mistake this for salad dressing.
T: Unlike the smell, no vinegar flavors are present in the taste, which has flavors of oak barrels, a light to moderate amount of sourness and some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and would probably pair well with an Insalata Caprese.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of DrBier
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of tclapper
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of 95XL
2.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

$16 for a 16.9 oz bottle into a generic tulip glass

A - dark chestnut brown, minimal carbination, no head, no lacing

S - even before the pour the vinegar smell is present but not
overwhelming. Otherwise unremarkable.

T - very mellow for a sour. Once the initial sourness subsides its very stout like.

M - Flat

If you love sours steer clear of this it's not worth the price.

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Photo of BeerThursdays
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Dark brown/mahogany color with a quickly receding head. Some dark reds and cloudiness. Leaves almost nothing but this almost opaque/cloudy beer in the glass.

S - Very tart, almost acidic. Some fruit and vinegar. Possibly some sugary malts as well. A few different smells in there, but mostly overtaken by that tart/acid smell.

T - Decent sour flavor, but not over the top. Problem is that this is Super sweet in the finish. Lots of caramel malt and brown sugar.

M - Lighter body, very low carbonation. Somewhat dry, but it's a sour so....

O - Just OK. Somewhat of a balance problem. Sour start, but then super sweet finish. Price is just way too high.

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Evil Twin Without You I'm Nothing from Evil Twin Brewing
3.28 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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