Evil Twin Pils Al Pastor

Posted: April 8, 2017 in American Double/Imperial Pilsner, Evil Twin Brewing, Reviews

After typing up this review, I’m having a craving for tacos, especially spicy mahi mahi tacos. The place by us only has chicken and beef. I think I’m going to have to make a trip to Surf Taco soon.


ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial Pilsner

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Spicy, sweet and sour – this beer was inspired by rad barman’s ancho chili, pineapple and lime accented cocktail pairing for the iconic pork and pineapple taco served across the street. A provocative pilsner; feel free to drop a dime (vintage phone booth style) on it. A little good-natured defiance of the bar’s cheeky name is part of the plan for this roguish collaboration.”

Random: Ancho chilis are some of my favorite. I love how they pair with pineapple.

The brew poured with a two finger, off white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, dark yellow color with moderate carbonation. The nose had pineapple flesh, pilsner malt, but no chili peppers, which was a bit disappointing. It did have a touch of lime juice too. The taste started with the same pineapple note up front. It quickly went into pilsner malt and some heat from the chili peppers. It had wheat and a honey sweetness. The body was light and there was no booze warming, despite the high ABV. There was a lot of carbonation as well. The finish was pretty quick with pineapple. A bomber of this was $9.99, which came to $.45 per ounce. This beer was interesting and had a lot of good flavor and would pair well with summer fare. I would highly recommend this one.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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