Cow Creek | Twisted X Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted X Brewing Company
Texas, United States
texmexbeer.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mora2000 on 10-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,471
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
62
pDev:
20.29%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of RDW
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pegasus
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden orange body presents a bit of haze, and is crowned by a coarse, rather large cloud top head with very good retention. Profuse columns of small bubbles drift lazily to the surface. Scattered chunks of lacing adorn the glass wall.

Aroma: Grassy and spicy hops vie with toasted malt, presenting a pleasing aroma. There are also lesser notes of caramel.

Taste: Opens with toasted malt, and spicy and grassy hops. The latter prevail throughout the taste. Nonetheless, the toasted malt offers a sturdy framework upon which the taste is built. Later in the taste, hints of caramel appear. In all the blend of flavors is remarkably complex and pleasing. Finishes with a mild wave of grass, spice, and trailing herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, very full, with mellow carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: This is a very well-made example of a scarce and underappreciated style. Well worth a try.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a San Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

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Photo of n2pux
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. A dark Amber color with a thick foamy head and nice lacing. A sweet grassy smell. The taste is also sweet,with biscuit and malt. Overall a nice Vienna lager.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$ 1.19/12 oz can ($ 0.10/oz) at Spec’s, San Antonio, TX
Undated can at 49 degrees into hand washed and dried shaker
Aroma of cider, weak
Head large (Six cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to irregular six to eleven mm frothy ring and frothy layer
Lacing excellent – wide rings of tiny bubbles, breaking into lacey curtains
Body dark orange, clear
Flavor slightly bitter, some malt, almost cider-like in flavor; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75

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Photo of Junichi
2.93/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Twisted X Brewing Co. "Cow Creek"
on tap at the brewery 6 November 2015

Nice appearance. Clear copper body beneath a short head of white. Decent enough head retention and lacing, although it could be better. Grainy, lightly toasty malt in the nose but no distinct hops. At 5.4% ABV and 26 IBUs it's on the numbers for the style, and given the sweet, toasty Vienna malt profile they've pretty much nailed it although a little more hops might help give it a little more life. Clean and well-balanced. Nicely done.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.23/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gilgar
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jentex
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.11/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of freontrip
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not distinguished, but well-executed Vienna lager. Hop presence skews a little bitter, and pours a thick and frothy head with clumpy lacing. Decent overall - though maybe a little punchy for a session ale.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.26/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks ok but smells a bit like urine I hate to say. The taste is just not to style or pleasant. I'm hoping I had a bad bottle but it was fresh.

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Photo of 5EKF
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lovely85
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Cow Creek from Twisted X Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 62 ratings