Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Femme Fatale BlancEvil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc
BA SCORE
90.2%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 174 Ratings
Evil Twin Femme Fatale BlancEvil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by merc7186 on 04-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,753
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
174
Liked:
157
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
10.97%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
21
Trade:
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Ratings: 174 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
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!

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Photo of nmann08
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
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

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Photo of biboergosum
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

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)

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Hazy light orange body. Nice white head. Sticky lacing and a few chunky islands of foam on the surface.

Smell - From a distance, I smell brett. Once I really take a whiff, I don't get anywhere near as much brett. Sweet tropical fruits all over up close. Some herbal notes, but once I hone in on those tropical fruits, that's all I smell. Some sweet doughy malts behind it along with some clove spiciness.

Taste - Big tropical fruit sweetness and hop flavor. Cloves are more prominent, reminiscent of a Belgian IPA. Earthy flavors kick in immediately though. Some sweet malts and toasty grain flavors come through, but brett and herbal hops dominate the back end. Mild bitterness from the hops, seems to be some from the yeast, though.

Mouthfeel - Lots of flavors going on for a single IPA. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. A little abrasive on the back end.

Overall - I'm enjoying this more and more as I drink it. Dynamic flavors.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 90.2% out of 100 with 174 ratings
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