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Jun 22, 2014 11:35 AM

Bikini Beer--Evil Twin Brewing--2.7% IPA

Did a double take when I saw this at the store. Has anyone tried this? It was $12.99 for a 6 pack of cans, so the "value" when considering the low ABV is pretty poor...but having something really light with some flavor does intrigue me. Although, it does seem like something I'd be more likely to order when out and planning to drive than on my own patio.

It's has an 85 on Beer Advocate, so really not bad for a low-alcohol beer...

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    1. Isn't 2.7 considered a "near beer" rather than a beer?

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      1. re: ratgirlagogo

        What we call non-alcohol today used to be called near beer. So I would say near beer should be no more than 5%.

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        1. Was really not trying to start a philosophical debate on beer, was actually curious if anyone had tried this.

          For those unfamiliar, Evil Twin Brewing actually makes some pretty strong beers as well, but they have a sense of humor. While they contract brew in the US, its roots are in Denmark. They have fun with their beers and clearly Bikini Beer is not mean to to be a serious brew...

          From their website:
          We Have
          All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer.

          We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!!

          One More Thing
          A clever man once said: 'Stay thirsty... stay foolish.' That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.

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          1. re: bte576

            I do have to wonder what their point was other than proving that a low percentage beer could still taste good. It would be hard for me to overcome the thin mouth feel however.

            1. re: JAB

              I believe you are correct, just did it to prove a point. A very Mikkeller thing to do.

            2. re: bte576

              That is some good information. I am curious now....and thirsty. Thanks.

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