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Evil Twin Femme Fatale BrettEvil Twin Femme Fatale Brett

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Auracom on 06-18-2012

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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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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a milky orange. Good, white head is full and plump. Lots of speckled lace.

S-I didn't find the aroma to be anything but dazzling in both hoppiness and funkiness. The Brett and hops work well together but neither of them really jumps out. Citrus and Brett. Oranges and eucalyptus from the Brett.

T-I surprisingly found the flavor to be even less interesting. The flavors are a bit dull. Moderate citrus and grass from the hops and a relatively subdued herby, medicinal Bretty yeast. They work well and in the end the flavor is tasty. I have my qualms though.

M-Medium body, medium carb, medium bitterness...medium.

O/D-Decent but too expensive for the product. This one could have been more aggressive in any aspect of its flavor and I would have appreciated it more. My review is more negative than it should be though, it's a well-above average beer.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. First review 3-22-13. Re-reviewed and found it to be even better.

A - Minimal white head (probably due to the bartenders pour), cloudy yellow, some lacing, not much carbonation.

A - A great nose. Citrusy and even a slight flora. Almost Stone "Enjyoy By."

T - Grapefruit/lemon grass, slight tart, yeasty, a little bitterness in the finish.

MF - Dry

O - Have this beer just for the aroma. I dinged this beer for its appearance, which could be a bit unfair because I did not pour the beer.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is straw malts, Belgian yeast and some tangy tropical fruits and some musty brett.

The flavor is sweet sugary doughy malts with some tangy tropical fruit and light green apple and some earthy Belgian yeast leading to a lightly bitter finish that dries it out some and lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice brett beer, but not a lot of hop character other than some bitterness late in the finish.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.82/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on-tap at The Local Miami where it was served in a Sixpoint Resin snifter.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and thin surface foam.

S- Wonderful tropical fruit aroma from the hops. Sharp and slightly funky due to the Brett but it's not overly apparent.

T- The tropical fruit gushes out of the flavor with reckless abandon. Notes of lemon, pineapple, orange and a bit of grapefruit. Totally astounding. The bitterness is exactly on point with the malts being minimal yet providing the perfect amount of balance.

M- Snappy yet light. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Nearly seamless melding of IPA and Saison-like Belgian. Sublime combo of hop funk and Brett funk. Se magnifique.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a hazy straw color with two fingers is head, exceptional retention and nice sheets of lacing.

Smell is very floral and pine hoppy with funky Brett undertones- intriguing.

Taste is spectacular- the same hop characteristics with a nice pale malt backbone and Brett is mixed in really well and leaves a long earthy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is typical for an IPA- medium body and moderately well carbonated. This is an excellent beer that I would get again.

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

I like this beer- specifically I like this beer right where it's at right now in it's maturity. There is no funkiness at all, but there is a very light, very dry sourness that underpins the hops just right to give a beautifully quenching effect, particularly in the Southern heat. I like the citrusy hops, and I think they play well with the brisk carbonation and very dry tartness. I also appreciate the large bottle format for a beer that's not too strong. I'm tired of having every special beer bottled in a 750 at 10% so I have to choose to get buzzed just to enjoy one. Well done all around here.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours hazy yellow-orange with about 1/8" head that lasts. Lacing is pretty heavy and lasts
S: citrus and floral, some grapefruit perhaps
T: up front is drier than I expected. Little lemongrass initially followed by a little of the citrus from the nose. At this point, the flavors start to fade, and it finishes a little weak, to me.
M: there is a resin-like dry feel that lingers on the tongue.
O: this is pretty good but to me seems to be missing one more note to complete the melody, be it some sweetness or tartness. I wouldn't turn down this beer, but probably won't seek it out, either.

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

A: in a tulip, hazy pale gold beer with thick white head that left ample lacing down the sides

S: characteristic brettanomyces musk, suggesting the usual horse blanket/barnyard notes, paired with dark citric aromas

T: following the nose, lots of citrus hop action, akin to grapefruit pith and peel, but with a musty tone emphasized by the brett fermentation, which creates layers of dank and musty flavors - and I even tasted that Band-Aid-ish flavor I've read others describe... Beneath the hops and yeasts are pale and delicate malt grains, as if culled from wet fields

M: light and crisp, slight tartness and mild bitterness compete, moderately drying clean finish

O: a fairly straightforward American IPA, but the use of brett, to me, suggests farmhouse ales as well - not terribly complex, it is nonetheless sure to please the brett-influenced IPA fans out there.

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

Hazy light gold pour with a white head.

Aroma is light with sweet grapefruit.

Taste is light citrus, peach and light malts. Background has a slight funkiness.

Smooth IPA with a nice hop bitterness bite.

In fact, when I received from on-tap, I had to ask the bartender if he poured the right brew because at first I detected no Brett at all. Anyway, I've had the bottle which showed more of the Brett characteristics. $$$

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a rich 2.5 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a clear pale yellow. Lacing is thick and layered with great stick. A real nice looking beer.

Nose is lemon, citrus and pine with a distinct, Brett funk in the back. Cane sugar and citrus malt aroma makes this one pretty sweet. Real aromatic too.

Opens citrus and lemon rind bitterness. Sap and seedy hops in the middle. Brett funk and foamy at the back end with just the smallest bit of cane sugar sweetness at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter and dry. There's just something missing here.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down frothy and sweet with a slightly messy finish and a clean aftertaste. Drinkable. Pretty good.

A decent beer overall but for an IPA, even one with Brett, there's a certain freshness and crispness that's missing. In a stacked style, that really dooms this one to being just another offering.

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

a golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head leaving behind excellent trails of lacing. smells of grapefruit, peaches, saison-like breadyness.. the flavor is nice and bitter up front, with a saison-like subtle tartness, lots of grapefruit citrus, a mild funky note in the end. medium body with high carbonation, very refreshing!

this is not as funky as i had hoped for, but is very delicious nonetheless. i've had it for a few months in the fridge because i wasn't sure how the yeast would develop over time, not sure if it's changed since i got it, but it is very nicely hopped and the yeast balances that out nicely.. definitely recommend it..

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Photo of BorisFromRussia
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - dark orangish gold with a 2 finger, white head that has decent retention

S - incredibly musty and dank, something fruity but hard to place

T - piney, herbal, alcohol, bitter finish all on the mellow side

M - medium bodied, almost feels murky? in the mouth

decent, but not blown away at the 9.99$ pricetag. not to be avoided, just not amazed by it for the price it currently stands at. might buy again if it were a few bucks cheaper

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Photo of beertunes
3.14/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in tulip. Poured an attractive bright yellow color, but solid. Picture the thickest Hefe you've ever seen and double it. Totally opaque, no translucence at all. The beer had about a half-inch of bright white head that had low retention and decent lacing.

The lead aroma was a slight Brett scent, and a very low hop presence. There wasn't a real malt scent either. Both the Brett and the pine & citrus hops were a bit tangier on the tongue, and the citrus aspect lingered at the finish.

The body was nicely medium and surprisingly smooth. Drinkability was good, but I'm not sure I'd want 2 in a row. Overall, a nice enough brew, but one I'm not sure is worth it's $8 price.

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

on tap at sams in Durham. pours a pale golden with no head. the smell is dominated by citrus hops. very nice aroma on this one. taste is quite intriguing. its definitely dominated by hops but the Belgian characteristics also are mixed in. its fairly unique, like a mix between an American and a Belgian IPA. it works pretty well, though I don't think I could drink more than one of these. heavier side of medium bodied with low carbonation.

overall this is definitely worth trying, though I don't think you'll want it more than once.

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle split and poured into a a snifter.

A: Pours a very cloudy light yellow orange with a one finger white head. Leaves some nice lacing on the sides while the head dissipates quickly.

S: Initially Brett with a backing of hops. Reminds me of a citra hop with a lemongrass accent. Just a touch of sweet malts. Saisoniness from the yeast. Earthy and grassy tone to it.

T: Certainly a hoppy brew, with a strong compliment of Brett yeast. They play out well together and provide a bit of spice. The blend has a refreshing tone to it

M: Light body with a very crisp finish from the yeast. Has a dry finish from both the hops and yeast, interesting combination.

Overall love the direction and intention of this style of IPA. Can't wait to see it developed further. Brett and hops are a tremendous compliment to one another.

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Photo of BeerNotes
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden hue with a thin off-white head.

S: Sour aroma, with hints of green apple and citrus rind.

T: Brettanomyces funk comes through a tiny bit at the beginning, mixed with lemongrass, and lighter fruits. The middle is dominated — but not overly — by hop flavors. Floral notes near the end mingle with bright sweetness and hops, while a full blast of that Brett flavor clears things out.

M: Pretty light in body, not that carbonated until the finish.

O: If you’re looking for lots of hops and/or lots of sour, this beer isn’t for you. Despite being an IPA, it’s not overly hoppy, and despite using 100% Brettanomyces yeast, it’s not all that funky. There’s a really beautiful, very controlled tartness to this beer that makes an off-the-beaten-path style extremely drinkable. Once the Brett flavor fades between sips, you’re left with a nice bread-y residue that makes the bright, fruity, floral notes pop that much more when you go back. It’s an exercise in restraint that yields a well-balanced, easy-drinking beer.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.47/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, unknown brewing/bottling date (likely mid-2012), poured into a Northern Brewer "Every Ounce Countrs" pint glass, drank 4/12/13 over one hour.

A: 2.5 - golden yellow, minimal clarity (can't see or read through), incredibly overcarbonation that led to a 3-4 finger frothy/soapy white head that slowed the pouring, stuck to the sides of the glass and masked the aroma, unable to detect alcohol legs due to the sticking suds

S: 3 - again, the overcarbonation impeded what was probably a full aroma beer; some lemon rind, tangerine and background Brett funk, some subtle Noble hop qualities as well that become more prominent as the beer warms

T: 4 - I'd say this is a pretty complex for a Belgian IPA; at the front of the tongue, I'm getting lots of citrus with some background tart sweetness...almost like a lemon bar; the tartness then develops and lingers through the sip and into the aftertase; again, I'm not getting much hop flavor at all except for some minor Noble hop earthiness and spice

M: 3.25 - the overcarbonation again ruined it for me here; light bodied and refreshing once it settles in, subtle alcohol note

O: 3.25 - a wickedly overcarbonated Belgian IPA that doesn't really do much for me; the Brett tartness and funkiness is also far too subtle for my tastes; if you're going to do an all-Brett fermentation, I expect more of its qualities and this beer did not deliver...it's an underwhelming product that I will likely not purchase again

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Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one with me

A - dark orangish gold with a thin, white head that has good retention

S - incredibly musty, some apples and citrus

T - piney, herbal, pineapple, alcohol, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I am a bit disappointed with this beer. The Nelson Sauvin hops clash tremendously with the Brett. The yeast and malt fight for attention and clash with the intense herbal hop character. This was a hard one to enjoy for that reason. I'll avoid this one in the future.

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Photo of biboergosum
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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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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Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber w/o freshness info

$10.99 at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours heavily yeast clouded dull tangarine, under a medium khaki head, that leaves plenty of thicker sheeting and bands of lacing.

Grapefruit, tangarines and orange in the nose, with just a hint of the forest floor.

More orange notes on the palate, very dry with near puckering grapefruit notes and hop resins. Brett chacteristics fairly muted. Just picking up some earthyness and perhaps some dusty cellar.

Carbonation on point

Nicely crafted, super citrusy IPA, brett on the quite subtle side. Roll it all together and its a tasty, citric IPA with a soft and smooth mouthfeel. Highly enjoyable and well worth giving a try.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. No freshness info.

Pours out a hazy light golden, straw yellow/ orange color. A small 1/4 inch layer of white head. Decent head retention, only spotty lacing.

Lots of phenolic aromas, very floral, lemon zest citrus, resiny, spicy hops, grassy, fresh dirt.

Very nice tasting beer. I'm loving the combination, the Brett and hops mingle so nicely. Lemon zest citrus, floral and earthy, fresh dirt, ripe tropical fruits, a bit of pine, spicey yeast phenols play off a resinous bitter finish. Great drinkability and a great ABV, finished the bomber way too quick.

A great light mouthfeel, carbonation is just right, not a very high amount like most Brett beers tend to be, more on the level of an IPA. Maybe the most sessionable, drinkable Brett beer I've had to date.

A great beer, different than the one other beer I've had of this style. Most people say this was super funky, but I actually didn't think the Brett was super noticeable at first. Almost comes off as a Belgian IPA with all the spicey, yeasty phenols. I'd drink this again.

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Photo of olfolxholme
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25


16.9 oz bottle into Duvel tulip... "Best Before 2013" on the bottle... (oops it's 2.3.13)

A - Poured with a crazy amount of head. Settled to a thin layer with decent retention. Good lacing.

S - MAJOR brett funk. Darker malt presence than expected. Some American hops in the background. Really dominated by the brett funk. Too much for me, probably.

T - I enjoy the flavor more than the aroma. I think that if this had been made with "regular" yeast, I would find it too malty, but it's not offensive. The funk is still pretty strong. Hops are detectable in the background, but everything is dominated by the brett funk.

M - Crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.

O - Ok, granted I drank this a little late but I was not thrilled by this beer. I will try it fresh if I have the chance. If you like a lot of brett... you may really enjoy this. I gave slightly higher scores because of the fact that I drank this a little late... Also - not sure this should really be considered an American IPA... :-) Again, maybe fresh the hops would have been able to hold up to the brett, but I don't think it would have been as much of an issue without the brett. Cool idea from a cool brewery.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into glass. Not much head at all...golden clear color. Not much aroma at all. Some sweet malts with a dose of hop and ever so slight funk; but mostly crisp water like aroma...pretty bland. Taste is very very mild crisp pale malt and ever so slight hop. A bit overly sweet and "clean" with no body or tru flavor. Its actually vordering a kolch for me...
I really wished this had way more brett characteristic and just more flavor in general.
I love Evil Twin, but this didnt hit the mark for me.

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett from Evil Twin Brewing
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