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Beer Available At Tørst (Torst) (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 86, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Cigar City Cider and Mead Hard Cider 88, Other Half Cool Summer, Bro! 70, Evil Twin Falco IPA 96, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Evil Twin Yang 97, Evil Twin Low Life 86, Farnum Hill Dooryard Cider 1416 , Against the Grain Hamon Hamarth 74, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Weiss with Brett Zymatore (Red Wine) , Evil Twin Aviary Six 80, Evil Twin Biscotti Break 99, Evil Twin The Cowboy 91, HaandBryggeriet Dark Force 99, Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout 100, Evil Twin Hipster Ale 92, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse with Rye 78, Elysian Dragonstooth Stout 99, Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA 98
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flyingrabbit (21) , France | May 11, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (314) Toronto, Ontario | May 1, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Continuing on our beery trek we walked to Torst, the bar representation of Evil Twin Brewing. As anticipated they had an excellent, but spendy tap list. One nice thing is the ability to order smaller pours of the beers that are stronger or more expensive. I have a theory that the artwork on their custom glassware has hidden measurements in it, but others said the servers were pretty much eyeballing it so who knows. I took a quick look at the bottle list but at the prices they were charging there was nothing sufficiently attention grabbing to tempt me away from the draft list today. That might change on a return visit though. Decor is nice enough, the bar itself looks pretty slick, the mirrored tap lists can be hard to read at times (or maybe that’s just my eyesight? Who knows). Music is pretty loud. The mostly communal seating is fine - I’m not personally a fan but it makes sense for such a small space. We were lucky that two nice gentleman swapped their seats with us so we could sit with our group of friends. The problem when it is busy is that the long narrow space means that much of the standing room is the same space as the "ordering a drink" space, so there are not a ton of places to stand that are not in the way. Fortunately it cleared out just as we got our drinks so that worked in our favour. The service was a bit abrupt, which is mostly forgivable for how busy they were, but anecdotally that seems to be the standard. I liked the place overall, the quality of the taps means that I will definitely be back despite any minor failings (many of which are personal preference/just me being a cranky old fart) but like many other places I would like to come back at a quieter time if possible.
JanLaursen (60) Copenhagen, Denmark | April 15, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Cool, spotless and not your typical beer hangout. Very interesting selection on tap when I visited. Lots of Evil Twin at very reasonable prices. And the fab Limfjorsdporter, too. Good selection of sours. Very loud music, but it was right up my alley: Human League, New Order, Joy Division. The original post-punk seems to be in vogue all over New York. Not many visitors, though, but it was a rainy night.
mfp13jr (39) Glenville, New York | April 4, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love coming in to see what’s coming next...that is if you can find the door. Love the minimalistic feel of the marble and wooden tap handles. Staff is quite knowledgeable and friendly....They also play their own spotify...so ask if you don’t like the music.
mrmartin (41) New York, New York | March 20, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful bar. Fantastic build.
Food options are tasty. Service was acceptable not exceptional. Crowd kind varies depending on the time of day.
Fantastic selection of beer. 20 taps half were Evil Twin (who own the place?)
*it was freezing cold when i was in there last as in we were all bundled up. Didnt seem to bother anyone though since the beer is soooo good.
Must go if you are a beer person and are visiting from out of town.
Ernesto987 (104) Connecticut | February 10, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Resonably priced for Brooklyn. Extra hipster vibe. European (italian) heavy tap list.
DocFi (15) , Australia | February 8, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Its funny you can take Danish style out of of Denmark but you can you replicate it in the US? Beer great. Design pretty stunning. Ambiance - yeah well - if you like thrash music loud and if you like disdain from the barman if you dare to ask for the sound to be turned down to match the decor - well perhaps think twice. Pity, we’d so looked forward to visiting. Would go again if bar staff polished their act to match what the owner intended. Grunge is not always cool.
whydrinkbeer (12) , | January 22, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
fluffheady (100) Chicago, Illinois | January 4, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Torst has 21 taps that are filled with some of the most special offerings I have ever seen. Most of it is Euro, but think Euro craft (Evil Twin heavy, Birrificio), not just standard Belgian. There is a bit of American offering on draft, and a lot more American available on the bottle list. At first, Torst feels like it could be a snotty beer geek bar, but it’s honestly just a fun, nice place. When a keg ran out, the bartender got on a step ladder and erased the old beer (listed above the bar) and everyone was cheering him on as he wrote the name of the new rare beer being tapped. Also, one cannot forget about the tap system. Every single draft line is temperature controlled independently and has its own set mixture of CO2 and Nitro. They’re serious. But they’re fun. MUST VISIT.
blipp (120) Newark, New Jersey | December 25, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Really a great spot that is well deserving of all of the hype. Clean and homey atmosphere, with plenty of great tap options. Always something unique that you won’t find anywhere else. A bit pricey, but I always leave feeling like a got my moneys worth. A must stop for those visiting NYC.
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