Evil Twin Sour Bikini

Reviewed by on August 9, 2016 in Summer Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing

  • Origin: Brooklyn, NY, US

  • Rated On: August 9, 2016

  • Best Before: canned March 18, 2016

  • ABV: 3.0%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: American Wild Ale

  • Rating: GREAT !!

The Review

I just can’t conjure up in my mind how a bikini could ever be considered ‘sour’, but leave it to this irreverent Brooklyn-transplanted Dane to figure that out!

This 12oz can pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some layered and sudsy cloud lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of a heady blend of domestic citrus and fleshy stone fruit (think oranges and peaches, both ripe), a gentle sourness (part lactic and part fruit-borne), faint earthy funk, subtle crackery pale malt, and a bit of plain leafy and grassy green hop bitters.  The taste is grainy and bready pale and wheat malt, tart lemon, orange, and white grapefruit pith, zingy peaches and nectarines, a sort of milky funk, and maybe a touch of that ol’ hard water flintiness.  The carbonation is fairly active in its palate and tongue hugging frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a tinge of wayward funk not toeing the party line, as such.  It finishes off-dry, the inherent fruitiness pairing with a lingering malt to provide the foil to the persistent (and mostly still fruity) sourness.

Overall, a very refreshing and easy to put back sour offering, as the robust fruity essences keep this one lively, rather than overly funky.  And hey, with the paltry 3% ABV, one can better manage the bikini lines that are currently abounding, whether they are your own, or you are just a casual fan.

Brady White

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