Evil Twin Low Life | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A clever woman once said; ‘fair is foul and foul is fair’. On that note we threw in a young, unacknowledged hoppy pilsner gave it a limp, wrinkly flavor and finished it off with an insulting high price that will give you a foul feeling in your mouth. That’s why we name Evil Twin Brewing’s Low Life the Golddigger of Beers.

Added by Amalak on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
332
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
24.59%
 
 
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9
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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 332
Photo of Tone
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, gold color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hops, citrus, floral, hint of alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hops, hint of yeast, and a hint of floral notes. Overall, good appearance, blend, and feel.

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Photo of Jree261
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-Foggy yellow orange to bright gold with cream color foam.

Smell-toffee and stone fruit. Light and summery.

Taste-Follows the nose and adds citrus fruit on the finish.

Mouthfeel-Light body and good finish on the front palate.

Overall-One of the better Pilseners I've had recently. Clean and crisp with good complexity and evolution of flavors and aromas.

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Photo of becktone
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all I have to say I love this beer for poking fun at Miller High Life...The red logo on the can and the name, pretty clever.

Eye: Really don't get much better than this. Beautiful gold color, lively carbonation, and a nice rocky white head. The head does fall rather quickly though leaving some spotty lacing, but that could be my glass.

Nose: Nice malt aroma. Clean and balanced. Hops don't stand out, but this isn't a malt bomb, and it shouldn't be. I would like to see a little more hop character in the aroma though, I mean its there, but I think a little more would just make this one a bit better. I mean some spicy noble hops are there, but I would like just a bit more to balance out the sweetness I'm picking up from the malt.

Mouth: Noble hops upfront, malt sweetness and then it finishes with some hops lingering in the aftertaste to balance it all out. Quite a nice beer. What wasn't there in the aroma as far as hops go is certainly in the flavor. Hops are upfront in flavor and with bitterness. Very nice. This tastes like a German Pils and is authentic in my opinion. Kudos. This is one I'd highly recommend if you are a fan of REAL PILSNER beer, not the HIGH LIFE kind hahah. Light body with appropriate carbonation.

Drinkability: This is one that I would highly recommend. Very drinkable and just overall an outstanding Pils. I'll be coming back to this beer no double about it.

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Photo of dar482
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a golden color.

The aroma has some great pilsner characteristics with grassy hops, floral aromas, and some cracker malt.

The flavor has a good malty body, but then it assaults you with a citrus and herbal bitterness. It really is quite bitter for a pilsner. The flavor is really exciting with that surprisingly hop profile.

Not my favorite pilsner as it lacks some complexity, but the hop profile is surely a highlight.

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Photo of beertunes
2.77/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

$8 for a 12oz pour. Evil Twin, this better be good. Served in tulip. Poured a mildly hazy, bright yellow color with over an inch of white head (which means I actually got about 9oz for my eight clams) that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma was almost exactly typical, some mild, earthy grains, and a gentle dose of of soft hops. The taste was the same, perhaps even a bit on the bland side of typical, and in all honesty, a brewery down the street from me (Chuckanut) makes a far superior example of the style.

The body was on the full side of average for the style, a bit sticky and sweet, especially on the finish. Drinkability was decent enough, but not good enough to make me want another. Overall, because of the low value, I can't recommend you spend your own money on this beer. If you can get someone to buy it for you, go ahead and tick it, otherwise, avoid.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Driving home the sane and sensible approach of Lager brewing, Evil Twin jumps aboard the most popular genre of beer, but does so the craft beer kinda way...

Opening with a lightly hazed, and firmly capped head- the ale pours deeply golden with highlights of straw, amber, and mild copper. Its diffused color is a testament to traditional "Kellerbiers" but its hoppy haze sings more common demeanor.

Starting herbal, floral, and grainy-sweet- its initial aromas are earthy, stemmy and acidic with lemon and citrus peels. Lovin' where the scent goes- its the taste of dry cracker malts, supportive grain sweetness and the necessary hop spiciness.

Tasting decidedly malty yet dry, yet its the flavor of dry doughy malts, quivering bodies, and a rise of citrus onslaught that gives the taste a zesty, fresh, and refreshing taste. Its balance is herbal, bitter, and decisive with dry cracker components. Its a delicious taste that evades complication, and prefers a simplistic palate that's the ideal dialogue between malt and hops.

Medium-light in body, the ale is creamy and semi-light to start but a quivering middle and a substantially dry late palate ensures drinkability and lightened sensibilities.

Low Life is a fantastic Lager that's brewed in true Germanic fashion but uses stylistic liberties by Evil Twin to provide an effortless session.

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Photo of metter98
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and some lacing on the surface.
S: Faint aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but also has some hints of bready and grainy malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to taste a little like an ae and has some hints of fruity yeast. It's not very flavorful but is easy to drink.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy dark golden yellow to pale orange in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some golden orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of sweet bready/grainy malts with lighter aromas of grassy/spicy/earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of bready and grainy malts that are lightly sweet. That is followed by moderate flavors of grassy, spicy, and earthy hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: Interesting, tastes more like an ale than a lager but still an enjoyable brew. Slightly more hopped up that we often get in the pilsener style but still worth enjoying.

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Photo of Brenden
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A clear, bright gold, Low Life's pure white head reaches a finger and sits fluffy on top, fading after time to a creamy foam and depositing nicely thick patching as it goes.
The smell is soft but nice, very bright and clean, with plenty of Saaz hops, though it seems to be hopped more to the Czech than the German standard. Still, it's not too soft.
The taste is the same, with a gentle malty sweetness up front and a base consisting of floral and lightly herbal hops bitterness. Dryness from a grassier character comes out underneath.
Light, crisp and refreshing, as one would hope for with this style, it's nonetheless consistent and deep. The carbonation is a bit high, but it doesn't overwhelm too much.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.1/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours gold with a small, fading white head.
Delicate aroma, some spicy and herbal hops and cereal grains.
Flavours are the same - boring cereal grains and spicy hops, with little else to back things up.
Carbonation is too high.
Not impressive....

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Schaumburger pilsner glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a nice two finger white head with active carbonation. Aroma of biscuit malt with a light fruitiness. Flavor follows aroma with biscuit malt and grassy earthy hops. The hop component is much more dominated by dry herbal elements than hop bitterness or the bright herbal hopping of American IPAs. Medium bodied with pleasant carbonation. An interesting take on a the classic German style, with the dry grassiness of the hops perhaps a bit over-presented. Still enjoyable to drink and distinctly flavored while fitting within the style.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (semi-proper!). Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, fruit, spices, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, fruit, spice, grain, rye, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Upon first inspection of the nose on this one I really wasn’t expecting too much if I’m honest. There was a very substantial earthiness going on which was a little overwhelming. However, the flavor was a good bit better with a nice kiss of fruit taking place. This kept some of the earthiness at bay and helped to balance it out. Worth trying if you get the chance to do so.

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Photo of Amalak
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle at Beer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It has a clear gold color with some bubbles rising up throughout. It has a foamy white head that leaves some lacing.

S. It has a very mild malt scent to it.

T. This has a nice dark fruit taste, a kind of grape taste. There's a mild hop flavor underneath. It is quite sweet with a nice crisp aftertaste.

M. Crisp and refreshing, mild body.

O. The low life has unassuming taste. Some people may not like it because it isn't exactly flavorful, but this is really balanced and it has a good, clean taste.

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Evil Twin Low Life from Evil Twin Brewing
3.66 out of 5 based on 332 ratings.
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