Cow Creek | Twisted X Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Twisted X Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mora2000 on 10-30-2011

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 9
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mora2000
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Draught House during the 43rd Anniversary party.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma is very sweet with a lot of toffee and caramel notes, as well as a ton of sugar. There is little to no hop profile in the aroma.

The flavor is also very sweet and unbalanced. I get a lot of toffee and caramel with not too much else coming through other than a little bit of grain.

Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

The brewery's own website said they modeled this after Negra Modelo so I don't think it was brewed with the beer geek in mind. I don't know how it compares to their target, but I didn't find it very good.

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Photo of jamesmk48
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
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 jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of gsumers
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of GRG1313
2.26/5  rDev -35.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 5EKF
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.18/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this today at the Whip-In Austin. Pours a dark brown, nearly black, color with a fluffy cap of off-white head. Decent retention and spotty lacing. It's a pretty good looking lager, reminds me of a darker Firebrick from Schell.

Nose is malty sweet and damn near bock-ish. Nice nutty background with a lagery yeast twang. Toasty caramel and toffee for the most part.

Has a nice breadth of flavors ranging from sharp burnt sugar to caramel to a clean hop bite on the finish. Body is full for the style and drinks with the greatest of ease. I am quite impressed with this, my first Twisted X offering. A tough style to nail down and they did a great job, it beats the piss out of Negro Modelo and the like. Its been a couple years since I had a Firebrick, but I'll be damned if this one is not at least just as good. I will have no problem tackling this growler. Tasty stuff!

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Photo of blatherbeard
1.82/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really just dont know where to begin with this.

Smell is just ....well.. soapy.

taste is pretty awful, so awful since the first one ive had to have 1 snaked in between beers i consider, decent or good, because the taste is so bitter and just very harsh.

mouthfeel is what it is, a beer mouthfeel. not overly heavy although it does stay with you.

very much wanted to like this beer after reading about the brewery, but i just cant fathom why they would bottle this but not the stout i hear so many raving about. Hopefully the xpansion will bring them more success and abililty to actually bottle the better beers.

edit-just wanted to add i drank the whole sixxer to make sure it wasnt a quality issue. All of them had the same overall taste etc(unlike some where ive had a few skunks and the rest were sublime..)

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of freontrip
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of Jentex
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Cow Creek from Twisted X Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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