Cow Creek
Twisted X Brewing Company

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From:
Twisted X Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Vienna Lager
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 20.29%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 25, 2018
Added:
Oct 30, 2011
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  16
SCORE
81
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Rated: 3.52 by RDW from Nebraska

Aug 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

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.
May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by n2pux from Texas

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dface from Texas

Sep 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Aug 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by batt6343 from Texas

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by jamesmk48 from Texas

Jun 20, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

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.
May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by bluesyasian from Texas

May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Apr 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

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
Mar 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.93 by Junichi from Texas

Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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.
Feb 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by LloydDobler from Indiana

Oct 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by gilgar from Texas

Aug 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by Jentex from Texas

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by Lagerquestrian from Texas

Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by 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.
Jul 18, 2015
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Rated by GRG1313 from California

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.
Jul 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by 5EKF from Illinois

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by Lovely85 from Florida

May 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.72 by nickfl from Florida

May 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

May 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Matt141 from Texas

May 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by srletend from Texas

May 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by Lukebell15 from Texas

Apr 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by Shafaegalo from Texas

Mar 14, 2015
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Rated by Rootscipio from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I actually liked this allot more than i thought I would, and for a low abv beer found it relatively sessionable.
Feb 27, 2015
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Rated by Qsnow

1.23/5  rDev -64.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
"Always drink upstream from the herd", but still tastes like domestic piss.
Jan 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 31, 2014
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Reviewed by ZBowden from Florida

4.27/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours clear copper with foamy head slight retention, smells of bready malts and grains, tastes expands from sweet roasty malts to yeasty to slight caramel with a smooth finish creamy mouthfeel.
Dec 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Nov 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.43 by cgrunin from Texas

Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.72 by chillmunity from Texas

Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.7 by Myotus from Texas

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by lonestar73 from Texas

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by cfrobrew from Texas

Oct 21, 2014
Cow Creek from Twisted X Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 62 ratings