Femme Fatale Blanc
Evil Twin Brewing

Femme Fatale BlancFemme Fatale Blanc
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Style:
Brett Beer
Ranked #17
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,540
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.86%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
177
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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kitch from Hong Kong

3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Lots of tropical fruit, apricot, peach, pineapple, grape, citrus peel, grapefruit, funk, brett, and a hint of leather.

Taste: Light sour and tart, lightly bitter, citrusy, grapefruit zest, grape, green apple, funky, brett, and leather.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Quite nice as the fruitiness balanced out the brett.

Oct 21, 2018
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a tulip a cloudy dark yellow/orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, hoppy, yeasty, funky, with some licorice. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, hoppy, nice funkyness, with some licorice. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

Oct 13, 2018
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color ale with a super large white foamy head with excellent retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry Brett notes with some light dry floral hoppy notes and some vinous notes is quite nice. Taste is a mix of super dry Bretty notes with nice dry floral Nelson Sauvin hops notes with a vinous finish. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Quite dry as a beer but very nice level of complexity.

Jun 03, 2016
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jopezu from Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours an unfiltered, murky peach with a large head. nose; band-aidy yeast/brett, & grassy hops. taste; white bready malt, brett, citrus hops, tangerine pulp, & lemongrass. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. i'm not a brett fan, but there's enough juice here to subdue it. a brett ipa... odd. this is certainly more of a saison or belgian style than an ipa.

Apr 02, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at a tasting. Pale yellow pour, hazy, with a white head. Smells of brett, farmhouse funk, peaches. Tastes like brett, aspirin, funk. Dry, with a medium body.

Mar 26, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is really heavy on the brett, covers everything else. Taste is more fruity but still has intense brett character. Body is medium and well carbonated. Not bad but the brett character is too intense.

Mar 19, 2016
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden straw in color with what appears to be a touch of chill haze. Lots of voluminous, almost soapy white head that leaves tons of lacing. Intriguing aroma, slightly oaky, grainy, and a touch tart. Taste is heavier on the funk and but maintains the grainy notes. Decent mouthfeel with a light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Overall quite an interesting beer but I didn't enjoy it as much as I had expected.

Mar 19, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

2.96/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blech! All kinds of ropey horse blanket and overdone phenolic spice it's kind of vomitous and I don't know what the purpose here is. Fatale? Easily!!!

Dec 23, 2015
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aquazr1 from California

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a tulip. Pours a cloudy Amber color with a white head. Interesting combination of aromas and flavors. Lots of grape funk followed by hop bitterness. I like it.

Sep 18, 2015
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MattMorin from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic.

Hazy golden, clearly unfiltered

Grainy aroma supplemented by the Nelson Sauvin and Brett funk

Grape must, bitter, delicious Brett funk

Creamy mouth feel for a non wheat beer

Great beer. Drank it with a great burger and the pairing was heaven

Sep 05, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i love drinking this kind of beer, and this series has been awesome. this one is loaded with super funky brett and bright pungent and distinct nelson hops. yum! fairly priced too around 12 bucks a bomber in fort collins. the color of this one is a little yucky, murky thick golden with a greenish hue to it, not the most attractive thing in the world, but it has an airy white head over an inch tall that lasts awhile, and i can see the bubbles racing around through the haze. nose is super bretty, almost bottom of the barrel kind of chunky mature brett, super dry and a little tangy. dried lemon rind, and wet hay come to mind, but the nelson hops are really alive in it, giving it a certain freshness against the musk of the brett, a cool juxtaposition, definitely intentional, and its there in the flavor too. the hops are almost entirely on the back end, so you really taste the yeast first. it has a bit more body than i think it needs, feels a little heavy towards the end, especially with the sediment thats settled out, but the bubbles keep it moving well enough, and i had no problem drinking through a bottle of this. short of refreshing, but excellent quality wild beer from evil twin, maybe my favorite in this series, up there with the yuzu fruit edition!

Aug 29, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, a bit of a confusing runabout to nail down which version of the 'Femme Fatale' this one was.

This beer pours a slightly cloudy, medium tarnished golden amber colour, with two hefty fingers of puffy, chunky, and faintly creamy dirty white head, which leaves some pockmarked concrete wall lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of fairly funky and cheesy, well, bacteria, I guess, the Brettanomyces not exactly a yeast strain, now, with some strongly fruity orange and Texas red grapefruit, pineapple core, gooseberries, white wine lees, grainy pale malt, and further herbal, weedy, and floral hop bitters. The taste kicks off with a bready, lightly doughy pale graininess, sharp grassy, leafy, and red berry-forward fruity hop esters, a hovering on my upper palate musty funkiness, one now mostly stripped of its stinky cheese character, a steady sort of tropical fruit character (pineapple and white grapes), and more herbal, wet hay-like hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly thorough in its probing frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and kind of hamstrung by funk and hop alike in its sad attempt at smoothness. It finishes just off-dry, both of the aforementioned hedonists pushing out the malt and fruit like 'twas no big thing.

Yeah, the Nelson Sauvin hop varietal and that Brett dude make for some interesting, if not particularly welcoming bedfellows - bitter, funky, and fruity, you never really know what you're going to get on the next gulp (ok, sure, at least a little o' the funk). Since I have no other touchstone for this little beer science project, I revert to my abolitionist stance - why fuck with a perfectly good IPA by dosing it with 'wild' yeast? Right, because you can.

Aug 14, 2015
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CHickman from New York

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy gold brown color with bubbles racing up the brew to a thick, dense foamy/cloudy white head that was full of bubbles and faded extremely slowly with foam craters forming as it went down, leaving really nice foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down. After the second pour there was so much yeast at the bottle of the bottle that it looked like silt.

Smells of tropical fruit like mango, starfruit, apricot and tangerine, yeast, brett, bubblegum, spices and earthy notes; there seems to be a potent citrus hop aroma, but the fruity smell is so mixed up with the spices and yeast that it’s hard to really differentiate everything. Funk and fruit linger around in general and this does not have the typical IPA nose, really off the path here but still pretty interesting and complex - the brett IPA nose is in a class all its own.

Taste is sour and funky, like a barnyard beer up front with some fruity sweetness and very earthy/dirty flavors. There are citrus flavors like red grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and then some pineapple, sour apple and browning pear. The malty backbone is sturdy with some graham cracker and light caramel, but then this IPA just heads off-roading with so much yeast, funk and wet farm animal hair taste that it doesn’t resemble an IPA after the first few sips. Seems like white grapes or white wine barrel aging which I guess if from the wild brett just causing mayhem as it sat in the bottle, as this is more like a saison/wild ale than an IPA.

Mouthfeel light, zesty and thin, with light, fizzy carbonation, a body that seems medium and a funky/malty aftertaste that is slightly bitter and trails off dry and clean. This was a beer that seemed different with every sip and that was part of the intrigue, really the driving factor for making the complexities exciting and inviting even if some if the flavors did not suit your palate. Wow, overall another over the top unique offering from Evil Twin that may not have been close to an IPA, but it was really tasty for a brett IPA. Glad I got to try it as it was very enjoyable and got better as it warmed.

Per the Evil Twin website: “To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett IPA can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with Nelson Sauvin’s fruity and seductive personality, along with Bretts irresistible, overpowering, alluring and very charming nature, it will ensnare you and drive you mad obsessing over how exactly you can create the perfect desirable tangy, funky, crisp, tart flavor in ya mouth.”

Feb 22, 2015
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the most recent bottle release, pours a dull hazy gold color with a big and thick frothy white head. It looks a little rough.

The nose is dominated by brett, citrus, white pepper, a little coriander, tropical fruit and just a bit of raspberries. The flavor is very "bretty", lots of berry, orange peels, tea leaves. It is just a touch tanic, but has a very wet and juicy finish.

Overall, this is pretty tasty. I have really enjoyed the majority of the IPA's Evil Twin has done.

Feb 10, 2015
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metter98 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish brown in color. It poured with a short white head that died down a bit but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical fruits are present in the nose—mangoes and pineapple seem to stand out in particular. Notes of sourness from the brett are also perceptible.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of mangoes and pineapples along with notes of brett and hints of underlying caramel malts. There is only a slight amount of bitterness; it is like the brett canceled it out.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Without the bitterness, this beer doesn't taste like an IPA and seems more like a funky tropical fruit drink. I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 20, 2014
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange with a huge white head and lacing. Melon, pineapple, apricot, peach, pineapple and grapefruit all play amongst the brett and lighthearted funk aromas. Taste is a slightly sour version of the smell, perhaps the most refreshing brett beer I have had. Decent carbonation breathes life into a medium body, brett present but does not mold except on finish. Fun!

Aug 22, 2014
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Pours a semi-hazed bronze with 3+ fingers of billowy pearl white head. Great lacing & good head retention (4.5)

S: Grassyness, sourness, & grapefruit (4.0)

T: Follows the nose, not quite that sour up front. Some pear notes as this warms, more grapefruit, a little pineapple, & some brett sourness. Finishes with pineapple, grapefruit & grassy sourness (4.25)

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, nice balance (4.0)

Drinks easy enough. Makes for a nice change of pace, but Brett IPAs are not life-changing (4.25)

Aug 22, 2014
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BierJager89 from California

4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear straw color with a white head.

S: Nectary pineapple and some funky Belgian yeast in the nose.

T: Funky Belgian yeast, pineapple, papaya, orange, very tasty.

M: Light bodied and smooth.

O: Recommended. I definitely liked this beer a lot.

Aug 11, 2014
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beerjunky413 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22. Nice thin sustained lacing, very clear, light copper. Aroma is nelson sauvin goodness with such a slight trace of brett that it's almost undetectable. The hops meld so well with the yeast. No tartness at all with just a little hint of the yeast funk . It's really hard to believe this is a 100% brett fermented IPA. Not the biggest or best of anything in the typical IPA caragories but if you enjoy something unique and well crafted this is for you.

Jul 29, 2014
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Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: deep gold and hazed; pillar of white head a few fingers high (watch yer pour - this is a heady beer); laces and motes down the sides

S: bright fruits, citric and tropical; oak white wine barrels; mild brett aromas throughout

T: the hops and brett work with the malt to bring some suggestions of pale fruits and dry, dank funkiness; slightly woody

M: light and crisp; fuzzy and fizzy; modest bitterness; drying finish with brett written all over it

O: there's something distinct about IPAs with brett done right, and I suppose there will be detractors, but I enjoy the balance struck between hops (in this case, Nelson Sauvin) and brett and pale malts. In this beer, balance is good term, and all the elements of the ale mesh together very smoothly. Sister ales, Femme Fatale Brett and Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale, are notable as well.

Jul 13, 2014
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden body with decent head and lace and has an aroma that is airy, floral, hoppy but not overpowering with minimal sweet malts. Beer retains an easy drinking smoothness even with the dry finish and a large citric hop presence, perhaps the yeast smoothens it out and there are touches of sugary/grapey sweetness. Mostly, the beer has dry, grassy hops with some spice and tartness (possibly could be described as sourness) thanks to the Brett. A wonderful change of pace from other IPAs or "hoppy Saisons" and I really enjoyed this as all the little different aspects worked well together.

Jul 04, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium golden yellow in color with moderate to significant amounts of active visible carbonation quickly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a half finger thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/pineapple and citrus/tangerine hops over moderate aromas of brett funkiness and just a touch of slightly sweet grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet grainy malts which are quickly overtaken by the moderate to strong flavors from the hops - tropical/pineapple, citrus/tangerine, and tropical/passionfruit. There is a light flavor of light fruit/white grape and a moderate amount of brett hay-like and spicy funkiness. Light amounts of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly with a light to moderate amount of dryness.

O: Really nice combination of flavors/aromas between the Nelson Sauvin hops and the Brett - they really complement each other and there is enough complexity to keep it interesting. Easy to drink and very enjoyable - well hidden alcohol.

Jun 10, 2014
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy bright gold color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, tangerine, melon, white grape, passion fruit, orange peel, clove, pepper, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright hops and moderate fruity/spicy brett notes; with good strength. Taste of pineapple, tangerine, white grape, passion fruit, melon, orange peel, clove, pepper, floral, grass, pine, and grass/yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness and peppery yeast on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, tangerine, melon, white grape, passion fruit, orange peel, clove, pepper, floral, grass, pine, and grass/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of bright hops and fruity/spicy brett flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright hops and fruity/spicy brett flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

May 20, 2014
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lochef81 from Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This funky little ipa pours a hazy golden straw color with a fizzy white head that lasts throughout the pour and leaves beautiful legs and lacing. The aroma is an abundance of fresh hops with notes of lemon, orange peel, coriander, and funky yeast. It is quite refreshing and pleasant smelling. The mouthfeel is lighter yet still sticky. Quite effervescent and thirst quenching. The flavor is an overwhelming bitter hop parade. There is a note of saison funkiness present but it is muted by all the bitter citrusy hops. It is very good but I'd rather get a bit more of the Brett notes than just all hops.

May 16, 2014
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Evahflow from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip

A- Cloudy Apricot orange with a nice 2 fingers of head that stays around. Looks very Farmhouse to me.

S- Was not expecting the hop presence this thing has! Whoa! I'm getting lots of Berries, dry white wine, Oranges, Pineapple juice. Very Tropical and lush with a slight wine finish. Love it. Smelled this beer over and over and over, almost didn't want to drink it

T-Same as the smell. Tastes like an orange juice pineapple juice mix with a dry white wine finish. Also getting some slight funk towards the end which I'm assuming is the Brett showing up to the party.

M- Farmhouse like carb. Seems bottle conditioned. Very creamy mouth feel and is almost like drinking juice

O- Wish I knew how old this bottle is. This is my first all Brett IPA and I have no clue why there aren't swarms of them around. Reminds me of a IPA/Saison cross. Total Nelson Sauvin showcase. Wondering if the Brett preserves some of the hop smell/flavor? This is the type of beer I wish I had a case of to review from inception and see how it changes as it ages. If you see this thing laying around pick it up! if not let me know and I will.

May 07, 2014
Femme Fatale Blanc from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 177 ratings