Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale BrettEvil Twin Femme Fatale Brett
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Auracom on 06-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
436
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premiere recent trip. Lots of brett balanced with the hoppy IPA.Subdued pine, orange, lemon,tropical fruit, pineapple, mango. Very good drinkability. Above average smooth mouthfeel. Light yellow with a beige tinge. Mild hop aroma. Mild funky taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wethorseblanket for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and a strong Brett aroma. Taste is much the same with a pretty intense Brett finish that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a really crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

awesome beer! bretted out ipa may be my new favorite style, and while this isn't as good as the one from anchorage, it is still a very clever, intriguing, and yummy brew. hazy pale yellow on the color, very light indeed, with an inch or more of bubbly white head that lasts only seconds. great nose, this beers best feature I think. tart from the brett, funky as can be, but also light and fruity, with peach and pear notes, polleny and floral, very summer, very tempting. complex, I love it and cannot breath it in deeply enough. the flavor is a little less intense and interesting than the nose, but its all of the same elements coming together. the brett isn't quite as stark, or as bright, as it smells like it would be. the fruit is more relaxed, and the bitterness of the hops really shines though. if I close my eyes, I can almost block out the brett and focus in on the ipa base beer, which is quite good. the brett makes in confused a little, this might be lost on the average beer guy. I found it to be quite brilliant though, luckily. carbonated almost too much, its hard to take a big swig of this. a lot to contemplate here, I love beer that makes me think. worth the price, whatever they are asking in your market.

edit: on tap this was really lackluster, totally different beer. flat in feel, lacking funk, and really not half as hoppy as it was in the bottle. big let down for me in this format.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Knapp85
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of metter98
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues and no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles on the surface. As you get near the bottom of the bottle, the beer becomes very cloudy due to the yeast.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sourness in the nose along with some hints of tropical fruits from the hops.
T: The hops stand out prominently in the taste of this beer and contribute flavors of tropical fruits—mangoes seem to stand out in particular. There is a light amount of bitterness and sourness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This IPA is very well balanced with the underlying malts because it exhibits lots of interesting hop flavors without lots of bitterness.

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

Holding true to the American notion that IPAs should be a showcase for hop character, with varieties that put forth citrusy overtones, Evil Twin's brettanomyces fermented version does all this surprisingly well.

Like grapefruit juice, the beer pours strikingly similar. Hazy gold in color, the beer forms a medium-weight, creamy, eggshell white head. Crowded islands of lace adorn the glass as the beer falls. It's a very charming IPA appearance.

Aromas are spot-on white grapefruit juice, pulp, and pith. Accompanied by a dash of orange tangy orange juice, the beer takes a seriously citrusy step forward. Musty fruit, leather, and sandalwood give a glimpse into the wild yeast contributions, the beer remains relatively yeast-neutral.

All the brightness of sunny summer mornings that are met with fresh squeezed orange juice is met with the first sip of Femme Fatale. But with a thin substrate of malt, the beer has a creamy starch taste that allows the citrusy hop notes to wallow inside. Light on sweetness, and mild honey-like character rather reinforces the "juicy" character of fruit from American hops. Mild tropical hop notes of pineapple rise as the beer warms and more sweetness emerges. With all this, the earthiness of vine-ripened fruit allows a thin veil of must, perfumy woods, and lime peel bitterness to assist hop flavor in finish. It's a disciplined IPA that boastfully showcases its hop flavor.

Medium bodied to start, but the beer gives lighter impressions as the creamy carbonation digresses and the resinous hop dryness takes hold. But that creamy-dry hop texture on the middle palate is powdery and saturating at the same time. With low astringency and clean bitterness, the beer finishes decidedly dry, warming, and very crisp. The mouthfeel of an IPA doesn't get much better than this.

If citrus is what you want, then citrus is what this beer delivers. Even as the brettanmyces contributes background notes of earth, the hop character found in this beer won't be denied. All of the juicy and vibrant taste translates to the cleanest and most crisp bitterness imaginable. Dry as a bone, this is one masterfully crafted beer from nose to finish.

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3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. Note to brewer (or at least their marketing department: 'ones' does not equal 'once'. Just sayin'.

This beer pours a very hazy medium golden yellow hue, with two fingers of puffy, chunky off-white head, which leaves a rather consistent array of randomly pocked painted lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of bitter herbal, citrusy hops, ever so mild barnyard funk - really, really understated for what one maybe was expecting - some pale grainy malt, a slight peppery spice, and earthy herbal notes. The taste is mildly musty funk (sensing a trend here), grainy pale malt, soft citrus and pine notes more reminiscent of a newbie central coast IPA, a hovering angst-ridden yeast, and earthy, indeterminate drying notes.

The carbonation is quite active, and frothy in a fairly generous sense, the body medium light in weight, and smooth enough once the bubbles dial is back a bit. It finishes mostly off-dry, the yeast, fruit, and pale malt all vying for space, and providing a pretty agreeable balance of flavour.

Overall, this works as a pretty enjoyable Belgian-style IPA, a bit yeasty here, a bit fruity there, and a bit hoppy everywhere, but nowhere does it get to the promised funk. A good thing, truth be told from my little peanut gallery, but hardly worth all of the heady marketing. Like the titular character - it's disappointingly lacking once you get too close.

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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Max's during Baltimore Beer Week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a half finger of fluffy white head. The head covers the glass as you drink the beer.

Smell: Citrus hops up front, they seem to be super fresh. There is a light, slightly sweet malt note behind the hops along with a hint of brett.

Taste: This reminds me a lot of a west coast IPA. Light and mildly sweet malt show up but the star is the aggressive citrus peel hop flavor. I'm getting a touch of brett in the background that's quite refreshing. The finish is full of west coast IPA hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation. The carbonation could use a small boost. The finish is dry.

Overall: I thought this was a fantastic IPA and the brett just took it over the top. I thought it was very interesting and fun. I would definitely have more of this one in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled floral and slightly funky.

T - Good funky bite from the Brett. Spicy and citrusy with some sweet caramel as a backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A little lighter than I expected from an IPA, but it had a clean finish.

O - This is a very tasty Brett IPA. Another good one from Evil Twin.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
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 Boone757
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 436 ratings.
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