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Sour Bikini | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Intangible Ales

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,871
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
477
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
99
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 477 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can be convinced that 3% beer is great by Bikini.
a) lots of particulate swimming in a clear, translucent light yellow body that sprouts a thin head but not much lace.
s) Funky, tart, green apple, lemon, citrus, piss, and pineapple.
t) All tart without too much pucker, funky, lemon, mineral, scatty, complex.
f) Tangy through out, clean and crisp peppery drying finish.
o) Packs a punch for 3% which is why I love it. master brewer!

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This sour ale was enjoyed on a riverside on a hot summer day, which might be the perfect moment for it. Very refreshing with a citrus tartness. It has a distinctive tangerine taste.
The high carbonation makes the beer even more drinkable

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Photo of Chilmer
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buffettman2018
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoonia
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A finger of creamy white head that leaves a little lace. Pale gold with a slight fog. Very light at 3% abv. Super easy drinking and much better than I expected. I would definitely drink this again. Citrus notes develop as it warms.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden coloration with a tiny, fizzy head. Smell is quite tart, with a sort of buttery lactose aroma and notes of citrus/tropical fruit: lime, pineapple. Taste follows the nose, with a tart, zesty citrus flavour of lime and tangerine, with a hint of pineapple and an underlying buttery lactose note that really comes out in the aftertaste, along with an intensifying sourness, and almost reminds me of vanilla. I do have to wonder if that slightly odd buttery lactose note is really intended, but as it is actually quite reminiscent of vanilla, it's not that unpleasant at all.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrederickTatum
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffGuilly
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip

L: Cloudy light golden pour with thick creamy white head. Great lacing, especially for a sour.

S: Funky and tart. Green citrus and pineapple.

T/F: Light... no real malt presence. Good tartness without being an insane pucker. A little funky.. lemon... pineapple flavor without the sweetness... an almost mineral flavor as well. Lightly carbonated. Complicated enough to be interesting with lots going on. Finish is tangy.

O: A really nice session sour. Great flavor... good tartness without being mindlessly sour. Overall very tasty.

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very Very Refreshing. Perfect for summer. Evil Twin is always on top of their game. Low ABV of only 3.0% will allow you sit by the pool and sip on this delight all day long.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a transparent golden to bronzed yellow color with a thin concave white foamy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Lacing was spotty and thin. The smell seemed reminiscent to a gose with some peanut butter over top. Weird, interesting, unsure if the "peanut butter" was intentional. The taste was sour with a sly citrus sweetness running underneath. Peanut buttery flavor was more subdued in the flavor, but still slightly there. Light saltiness like a gose is there. Subtle crisp semi-sweet/sour aftertaste slides into a wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt right for a sour allowing enough harshness to slightly prickle my tongue. Overall, its a decent sour ale, not sure where the peanut butter is coming from but due to the fact that it’s a 3%-er and no known bottling date, makes me wonder how old this is.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into stemware at Torst. Reviewed from notes taken in February 2015.

HEAD: None really. Just a depleted white floater cap with accompanying lacing.

BODY: Cloudy unfiltered yellow colour of average vibrance. No yeast/lees are visible within.

Looks generally appealing for a wild ale. Not unique or special for the style.

AROMA: Fresh wheat, fresh 2-row barley, tartness, mild sourness (3/10 in terms of intensity), floral and citrusy (especially lemony) hop aromatics, lemon twang, lime, sea salt.

Aromatic intensity is mild. No yeasty notes, alcohol/booze, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE: Sour mash wheat, neutral 2-row, smacky but mild sourness (~3/10 in terms of intensity), light floral hop flavour, lemon twang, citrus, lime, and sea salt.'

Boasts above average depth of flavour. Flavour duration and intensity are average.

It's incredibly well-balanced and boasts impressive intricacy for a 3% brew. Nevertheless, it's nowhere near as complex as world class expressions of the style. Berliner weiss influence is obvious, but they bill it as a wild ale.

TEXTURE: Slightly smacky, light-bodied, smooth, wet, and near perfectly carbonated. Clean and refreshing, complementing the taste well and elevating the beer as a whole by accentuating the lactic sourness with pleasant smackiness.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Obscenely drinkable, but then it's 3% ABV. It would make for an excellent summer sipper and I'd definitely get it again, but the price on-draught at Torst ($1 per oz) is way too steep even for the beer's obvious quality. I'd happily pay $10.00-$12.00 a sixer for this fairly regularly if the quality out of the can is on par with its quality on-draught. Well worth trying if you come across it in spite of the many areas in which it could be improved.

B (3.61) / GOOD

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Photo of BrewsOverHoes
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was an older can so, I will update the review when I have a fresher one. Best By was 2/26/17 enjoyed on May 15, 2017.

Poured into a snifter; pours a hazy yellow-golden hue; quite a bit of off white head, gushed a bit when I cracked the can as well.

Smells of lactic sourness, citrus and lemon. Hop profile has died off with age. Taste is very similar, very tart, granny smith apple; lemon; a touch of hops; almost like liquid Flintstones's vitamins; but in a nostalgic good-way.

Not a bad beer even at over a year old, so I'm assuming a fresh one would be much better and more refined.

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Photo of Strohm
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zkoehn
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Sour Bikini from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 477 ratings