Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale | Evil Twin Brewing

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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:
To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett IPA with Yuzu fruit can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with the Yuzu fruits irresistible and seductive personality, along with Bretts 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.

Added by Greywulfken on 09-04-2013

BEER STATS
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#2,798
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
368
pDev:
7.8%
Bros Score:
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35
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy medium apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some peach + golden orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of finger tall thick cap and a half finger thick layer covering the remainder of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/lime, and citrus/yuzu hops along with a moderate aroma of barnyard funkiness from the brett. There is a lighter aroma of pale malts underneath.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts with some moderate to significant amounts of barnyard funkiness. There is a moderate flavor of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/lime, and citrus/yuzu from the hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness. Slightly sour/tart.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable, especially for someone that really enjoys brett beers. I like the additional flavors of yuzu and the funkiness. Definitely one that I would pick up again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Tired Hands wine glass. A brett IPA with Yuzu

A: Straw/pale body w/ a generous white head. Some haziness in it. Looks like it's the perfect amount of carbonation.

S: Big hit of grapefruit, tangy citrus from the Yuzu, intense but nice, and oh so unique. Also picking up on the brett characteristics, funky/barnyard stuff, but a bit covered a bit by the strong Yuzu fruit and bitter hop aromas. A lot going on in the nose, niceeee.

T: Very interesting use of the Yuzu and brett. The first thing I pick up on is the extremely tart, grapefruit flavors. Acidic, touch of sour, but there's a sweetness to the fruit as well to keep that in check. The brett funkiness I love is present and the hops add in a big kick of bitterness. This is well crafted.

M: No complaints here. Carbonation is on the dot, medium-light body that's easy drinking. has a slight creaminess which attributes to the smoothness and sessionability.

O: I'm impressed with this variant. I haven't had Femme Fatale Blanc, but Imagine it tastes like this, minus this really great fruit addition. I'm enjoying this style of beer more and more and I've never tasted one quite like this. Props to ET and Westbrook for continuing to amaze me with their stuff. I'm looking forward to trying the OG version out.

Paid $11 for the bottle, a bit pricey but worth picking up. I'm seeking this out on draft for comparison.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: in a tulip, pale gold body with a slight haze, capped by a couple of thick fingers of white head; a filmy cap persisted all the way down, leaving sparse motes behind

S: two aromas will draw your attention immediately, as I'm sure was intended: the funky "wet horse blanket" and "barnyard" funk of the brettanomyces, and the tart and tangy fruit of the yuzu, which reminded me of grapefruits and limes

T: a terrific taste combination, not completely unlike their Femme Fatale Brett, but with much richer fruit flavors, owing to the yuzu fruit. The fruits and malt blend seamlessly, bringing all sorts of tropical and citrus fruits to mind - grapefruit, lime, and orange, and maybe even some something a bit more sweet, perhaps tangerine and un-ripened mango. Meanwhile, the brett works its magic, imparting dusky, dank, and earthy flavors, rounding out the tart and juicy components with a profound rustic, barnyard character.

M: crisp and juicy, medium-to-light body; ample, brisk carbonation; slightly tart and bitter all at once, with a great finishing aftertaste that will definitely leave you wanting more - and at a modest 6% abv, there's no reason not to indulge.

O: one of my favorite brett IPAs - just does a tremendous job of marrying flavors that complement each other exceptionally well. If you like tangy, barnyard IPAs, this is a must-have. If you aren't sure if you like tangy, barnyard IPAs, this is a great beer to try.

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Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 368 ratings