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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Modeled after the British-style "bitter" this is the lightest and least bitter beer we brew. Crisp and refreshing with just a hint of hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2007
My wife ordered this and i snuck a few sips from her. Not a lot of flavor going on, as far as hops or bitterness. Pretty bland stuff. The new Surly Bitter is a far superior brew to this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Golden color with faint white head. Hoppy nose with faint citrus. Refreshing bitter body with a dry, vaguely grainy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2007
rating from memory, growler. pours amber with a small head. aroma is yeasty, wheat, and subtle caramel malt. flavors are pretty watery, carmel, slightly bitter finish, nothing to special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Draft @ BP. My least favorite beer of the night. Too light in body and flavor for my liking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours a clear copper color, with a good two inches of light tan head. Moderate lacing. Mild malty aroma. I taste a subtle yet complex malt structure. Caramel, toasted grain, and mild honey. The hops are is a lightly spicy, lightly citrus, and very pleasantly bitter. Some more spice and grain in the finish. Light bodied, smooth, and so drinkable. Very thirst-quenching.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pale orangeish yellow in color. Aroma of yeast, english hops and straw. Really a lot of what you might inhale in a barn. East Kent, maybe fuggles fight as bravely as their weak strength allows to make things interesting. Very bready, a bit lagerish. Fine stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2006
On tap at the brew pub: Beer pours clear golden color with an egg white head. Aroma is grainy, bready, with some cardboard. Flavor is bitter, unfinished, with some cardboard. Is grainy and malty. Ho hum.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, August 2006.
Translucent, quite clear and modestly orange colored with a creamy white fluffed head and whipped cream shaped retracting lacing. Fresh sacks of grain on the barnyard floor drum up the nose with a ragweed extension. Shredded and sealed dried orange skin, caramelized wheat, marigold floralness and dried rosemary seed fulfill the last of the frenzied, farm-fed nose. Flavor proceeds in anticipated format. Husky barley gives feed stock mustiness, like chewing on caramelized cracked grain. Light body with a fuggle-esque bitterness. Hints of orange zest offshoots into a tried-and-true small beer continuum. Quite the deviation from the brewery’s other beers.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Pours dark orange to amber with a small head. Very very light aromas of yeast, wheat, and a little malt. Flavors are of an average bitter: carmel, hops, slightly bitter finish, nothing to distinguish it from any other bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Amber colored pour. Very true to style as an english bitter beer. Easy drinking. A good session beer at only 3.5% ABV. Would have scored higher but I had trouble getting a good aroma out of this one.


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