Honey I'm Home! | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 02-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A honey Saison with one of Evil Twin's customarily weird names. Sign me up. Had on-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney as part of their Scandinavian Tap Takeover.

Pours a pale gold colour with some hazing. Body is solid, which is not surprising given its ABV. Head forms a firm ring of white that leaves some sudsy, reasonably solid lacing. Carbonation is fine, and stays pretty static when tilted, even though there's not a lot of it. It's a little strange.

Nose is veering from strange into genuinely weird. Big floral characters and earthy manuka honey aromas giving soil and smoke notes. Deep rindy citrus gets a look in as well, but everything is trumped by the fluffy, almost cloying floral sweetness. It's weird but not necessarily in a good way: in fact, it's almost suffocating.

Light, sharp entry on the palate at least cuts through the cloy and ensures that it doesn't sicken with sweetness. Some funky flowery overtones mid-palate leave a rather dry and floury (ho ho) finish. It's rounded enough, but feels rather flat and limp by the end. Feel is smooth and fluid. Not bad.

It does end up being a little bit too cloying despite the lightness the palate brings. There's a stack of honey in this, and it persists right through into the finished product. Even though you respect the power it squeezes out of it, it does end up being a bit hard to drink.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large, lasting white head.
Honey on the nose along with some vegetal notes, bready malt and doughy yeast.
More honey as a flavour, some sharp alcohol. Also bready, doughy notes and spicy hops.
Too highly carbonated.
Too boozy..

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Photo of POTABLE83
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.16/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pale gold colour, thin head. Lace is OK. Yeah, looks OK

Smells sweet. Honey with some rubbery notes; quite unpleasant. Royal jelly and wax notes on there. Nothing else to it, really. Meh.

Tastes like honey. Sweet, cloying honey. Lots of cereal, light, sweet, mild. Also unpleasant, it tastes like soft drink, in the sense that it's just sweetness with fizz. Some cloying yeast on the back. Yuck.

Not a bad body, actually. Bit squishy on the back.

Brewers, the equation is simple: don't put honey in beer. I'll say it again: don't put honey in beer. It will either ferment out the uncomplex sugars and taste ethanoic, or it will just taste. like. honey.

Far be it from me to tell you how to run your businesses, but if you put honey into your beer you will get a bad review from me. Not out of spite, but because I won't like it.

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Photo of corby112
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Tørst in Brooklyn.

Pours a hazy, dark golden yellow color with lighter straw colored edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.  

Slightly musty farmhouse aroma with peppey spice, grassy hops and sweet citrus fruit notes.  Earthy and grassy with subtle funk and spicy pepper followed by sweet lemon peel, apple and banana.  Strong honey presence after it warms.

Medium bodied yet still light and easy to drink with peppery spice and strong honey flavor.  Honeycomb along with musty funk, peppery spice, light fruit and bready yeast.  Light, refreshing and easy to drink with decent honey flavor.  Could use more saison character but this is still an enjoyable beer.  

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Photo of heygeebee
2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jkermitj
5/5  rDev +54.3%

Honey I'm Home! from Evil Twin Brewing
3.24 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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