Femme Fatale Brett
Evil Twin Brewing

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American Brett
Ranked #27
Ranked #8,922
3.95 | pDev: 10.63%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Very Good
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Reviews: 80 | Ratings: 437
Photo of kitch
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy orange juice, orange rind, lemon, tangy, lightly tart and a touch of brett.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, citrusy, orange juice, orange, lemon, lemon zest, tangy, grass, brett with hints of tropical fruit, pineapple.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not bad at all, but not as good or complex as the Femme Fatale Blanc that I had just tried a day earlier. Still worth a try though.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Boy this was interesting. Not sure how old it was as there was no bottle dating on it. Initially it was fully brett and not much else. Really dry at first too. But as it warmed and opened up the underlying ale began to show. More malt than hops, that's why I wonder if there was a little age on it. The bitterness of the hops was evident in the bottom, but I drank that separately. While starting harshly it finished as a reasonable drinkable beer.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Copper and gold with almost no haze but a firm stream of bubbles rising in the middle of the glass. Topped with 2 fingers of yellow hinted head.

Brett on the nose immediately. Horse blanket, dusty cellar reminiscent of Cantillon, light floral quality like daisies after the rain.

Big bitterness on the front of the nose, a light marmalade bitter sweetness, Brett again, dry hoppy quality reminiscent of Duvel's yearly hop releases, light, flowery aromatics in there as well.

Feels light and dry for the ABV, smooth, refined tannins and light, dry carbonation.

Big bitterness I wasn't expecting but great balance. Very funky but refined brew that would be extremely versatile with food. Memories of Duvel one offs and Orval all come to mind as I sip this masterpiece. Got on Wishbeer, drank July 25th, 2016.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a soapy white head that leads little chunks of lacing.

Smells of funky brett with some underlying bright hops.

Tastes of the funk layered over the hops and a solid malt backbone. Brett leads off with funk and earth notes mostly. This gives way to some grainy malts with a fair amount of sweetness. Hops come next with notes of citrus. tropical fruits, and pine. Finishes with a lingering brett note.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty brett IPA that hits all the right notes.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy yellow orange color with light vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Funk, barnyard, rubber tires, tropical, citrus, grassy, bready, toasted, and pale malts.

Taste: Have to admit that there is some balance to the brett, hops, and malt. Some chewy and bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: Funky, medium bodied, chewy, bitterness, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: This is actually an enjoyable funky IPA. I'll grab another.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.62/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours copper with a huge thick fluffy white head.

S: Stone fruit, funky dusty musty basement, spring flowers...great stuff

T: A very slight bitter pine grapefruit fades right into the funky exactly as advertised by the smell.

F: Nice and juicy ending a bit dry???

O: I'm a sucker for Brett IPAs so maybe a bit biased and this one delivers for me.

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Photo of Extol
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - opaque gold in color. Smell - funky IPA, as expected. Taste - follows the nose, a funky sort of dirty tasting IPA, maybe slight grapey taste. Overall - a good brett IPA. I have had better, but this is good.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a tulip. Pours a hazy, cloudy dark Amber with a white head that leaves prominent lacing. Nose is hop followed by funk. Taste is much the same. An interesting combination with a dry finish.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic.

Hazy golden, clearly unfiltered

Grainy aroma supplemented by the Nelson Sauvin and Brett funk

Grape must, bitter, delicious Brett funk

Creamy mouth feel for a non wheat beer

Great beer. Drank it with a great burger and the pairing was heaven

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Photo of TheBlueWaffle
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting beer.
Smell is reminiscent of a saison with dry hop additions, maybe some metallic acid.
Taste is very bitter, then sweet, then dry. The remaining flavor is hard to pin point, but reminds me of a tart childhood candy. Very dry.

I like it, but I don't get much IPA, besides the bitterness of course.

Cheers to innovation!

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Photo of BuccoFan
2.87/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The initial look is that of solid IPA. Aroma is almost pure white wine. Taste is as well, with what is either an oaky or sour finish. Hard to tell the difference. Unfortunately, this was one that was not finished. A little too experimental this one was.

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Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy beige, not a great head or lacing. King of ugly actually.

Aroma: Big fruity/pickly brett. Tropical fruit could be brett or hops, who cares, it's amazing.

Flavor: Somewhat bitter up front. Pine and fruit hops. Clean, non funky, brett.

Mouthfeel: Medium body/carb, refreshing finish, not too much hop linger.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes, tasted 01-Dec-14):
On tap at Torst (Brooklyn, NY), 8 oz poured into a wine glass. Crisp and refreshing wild IPA hybrid: light malt, citrus peel, tropical fruit, grass and lightly funky tartness.

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Photo of Mbennett
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draft at Torst in Brooklyn, accompanied by a roast beef sandwich. This beer was medium bodied, with a great aftertaste. Nice lacing. Fantastic nose. I'm still developing a palate for Brett IPA's but this one worked for me. The Brett was certainly noticeable, but not overpowering.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale orange colour, very cloudy with thick fluffy off-white head. Lace is not very sticky; head is nice but insubstantial.

Smells Bretty and pleasant. Whiff of funky acidity but a lovely fresh fruit bouquet backing up. Touch of citrus and lychee. Pleasant.

Taste is barnyardy and Bretty upfront. Big horsey note with lucerne and a slight sharp citrus rind note, then pithy bitterness. Quite bitter on the back; slightly metallic, lots of lemon. Not bad, but could use more Bretty acidity to pop the back, just residual phenolic notes that accentuate the bitterness. Decent.

Slight texture from wild yeasts. Bitty at times; decent.

Drinks ok, could use more balance. Feels like a beer of two halves. The blend would be wonderful but it feels heavy on Brett upfront and heavy on hops towards the back.

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Photo of Pencible
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle, reviewed in 2014.

A: This poured a clear light gold with lots of white head.
S: It smelled like bold crisp grapefruit and funk, with earthy minerals and unripe apricot.
T: It tasted like dank herbal hops and bitter citrus and earthy funk. It had a clean bitter and funky aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with lots of carbonation. Nice oily yet bubbly body.
D: This was a really nice Brett IPA, after a year in the fridge. The scent and taste were complex and bold and really enjoyable. The body was just right, and the finish was clean. So it was easy to drink, but should be sipped. Could age longer, but great now.

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Photo of CHickman
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy yellow color with bubbles racing up the brew to a puffy 2 finger snow white head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving good spotty foamy lacing and a foamy white layer on top. The second half of the bomber poured very cloudy yellow color as the yeast kicked up and poured out with the rest of the beer and produced a cloudy snow white thick head that faded extremely slowly and left craters as it went down; a very impressive looking second half pour that left outstanding foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of orange peel, grapefruit pith, lemon zest, yeast funk, tangerine, grass, citrus fruit like a lime, dry cracker, grains and piney hops; the citrus dominates and is very light and refreshing smelling, with hints of the brett funk mixing with the malt for an attempt at balance, but clearly this is a hop experience.

Tastes of grapefruit, lemon and orange peel up front, followed by yeast funk, tangerine, grass, citrus fruit, lime, biscuit, toasted grains, pepper, coriander, allspice and piney hops; like the nose, the citrus dominates and is very strong overall yet light and refreshingly easy to drink. There is some funkyness and sour aspects to the taste, but the hops are so citrus-centric that the brew completely masks the 6% ABV and remains light and summery like a Belgian Pale Ale. The aftertaste is dry and bitter with a Belgian beer tart feel after each swallow, but the flavor remains complex and tasty with each sip.

Mouthfeel is zesty and on the smooth side, with a medium to chewy body, light fizzy carbonation and a dry bitter finish that has grainy and funky notes mixed in with the citrus flavor blast.

This beer got better after each sip and was a very different IPA that was complicated and yet driven by the tangy citrus flavors that attacked your palate with each sip, and then slid over your tongue and left a slightly bitter dry refreshing coating that left me wanting more. More a Belgian Pale Ale or Belgian IPA than a true American IPA to me, but any way you view it, to me this was a damn fine beer and easy to drink. A great summer IPA.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PT. 6 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

L - It is orange/amber in color with golden highlights. It is topped with a giant eggshell head.

S - I get citrus, mainly orange, to start. Then some tart and funky aromas come through.

T - It starts out tart and citrusy. It has a bitter finish.

F - Medium

O - I would like it better without the bitter finish. I like the citrus, tartness, and funk. The bitterness overwhelms the flavors I like and leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste. I would probably be better with a little age.

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Photo of cbutova
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Poured to a snifter from the bomber with a golden, light orange body. There is a slight haziness to the body atop which a massive, puffy foamy white head forms. Head retention is good and a big pillow remains with a thick ring. Thick patches of lace here and there.

S- Aroma of mostly hops as the Brett seems mostly clean here. Pine, resin, citrus zest, orange and floral notes from the hops. Tropical and stone fruit hint could be from Brett and the hops.

T- Tropical and stone fruit notes of fruit pits, tangerine, peach, apricot and such pick up compared to the nose and meld with pine, floral, resinous and grapefruit citrus peel hints. Those hops are joined by a bit of dry, fruity, straw-like yeast notes.

MF- Medium-dry body that is light but foams up almost to champagne level with some creaminess. Carbonation is uber high. Light bitterness in the finish.

Slight Brett character, as one would expect with many 100% Brett ferments, with a nice hop profile that isn't too much of any one thing.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into snifter.
What a great brew, purchased at CBX in Charleston SC for $11.
A: pours a light golden yellow, 2 finger white foam head, great even stringy lacing around the glass
S: fresh tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus, some floral notes, grass and fresh hay, pepper, lemon, orange rind
M: medium and creamy, carbonation
T: lemon, grass, citrus, hops, tropical fruit, some Pine resin, pineapple, hints of Brett funk.
O: great brew, wish I could get a room air freshner in this scent! The Brett is not huge in this brew but a satisfying level. I'll be getting more, 4.3 Stars

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, light funk, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with big bright citrus/tropical hop and brett ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, bread, light funk, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast/floral bitterness on the finish with light tangy tartness; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, bread, light funk, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and spicy/fruity brett flavors; with a great hop/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky/prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Brett IPA. All around great balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and fruity/spicy brett flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Brewing 'Femme Fatale Brett' @ 6.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $10.50

A-pour is pale yellow from the bottle to clear gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint , (a little cloudy now after the last pour)

S-floral & fruit , hint of pine resin , due to the Brett perhaps

T-tasty IPA , if you like them piney compared to citrus , or fruity

MF-mild carbonation , feels more full bodied than the ABV suggests

Ov-good beer , decent IPA , I seem to appreciate the pine aspect more in my IPA's lately

prost LampertLand

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Photo of russpowell
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at Liquor World in Fayetteville, AR

Pours an effervescent bronze with 3+ fingers of pearl white head. Stellar head retention & lacing, clouds up a bit

S: Breadyness, melons & grapefruit, plus pineapple

T: Pineapple, grassiness & pears, a whisper of Brett at the most, plus a little grapefruit up front. More pineapple & grapefruit, plus dryness & pears as this warms, plus minute Brett sourness. Finishes tart, Brett finally shines through along pineapple & grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation that smooths out over time, nice balance

A good AIPA, not a hell of a lot of Brett in this though, I wanted more to be sure. Very drinkable & enjoyable

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a pale hazy golden straw colour with a thick white head that retains and laces.

S - A combination of citrus hop and malt, not much sour character.

T - Up front some decent hop notes that are balanced not overpowering, the brett kicks in on the finish but is superseded by the bitterness at the end.

M - Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O - Recommended and Interesting as a one off but not enough brett for me.

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4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slightly cloudy but nice golden straw color with extremely long lasting head

S was caught off guard by the smell i was expecting a very sour beer but again i am new to the sour world so. Smelled like your typical ipa but so so much better. the classic horse blanket smell is there and melds well with the hops

T Again was expecting a sour but this has to be one of the better ipas i have ever had. i do not think i can go back to your average ipa. sadly the 14 dollar price tag will keep this beer in my special treat category

M very dry which lets the hops come foreword

O Will buy this time and time again. shocked at the over all low rating by the masses. We have all spent money on a brew that we never knew and did not like it. Spend your cash on this gem you will be happy you did

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Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 437 ratings