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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Oh great, a fizzy yellow beer in a can, thatís just what the craft beer world needs! CynicAle melds Old World ingredients in a new school style. French malted barley, English oats and Belgian yeast create honey and black pepper flavors. Lively Slovenian hops provide the floral, apricot and peach notes. Toss your doubts away, toss one back and enjoy!
33 IBUs.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2007
12 oz can via skyview (thanks for the bonus!). Pours an almost clear amber with a huge chunky beige head. Nose is spicy; pepper,coriander, nutmeg and bubblegum. Taste is pretty much the same with some added pepper and earthy hops. Body is thin, mouthfeel is watery, carbonation is spot-on. Backyard lawnmowing beer...not that there is anything wrong with that, especially if it is a saison....we all need those saison backyard beers, or do we?! lol!@!! I donít know..i donít care much for the style, and i suppose this one is average for the style, so whatever....

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zeke626 (423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 [22Aug07] Poured from the 16 oz. can a nice amber/light brown with very bubbly white head. Aroma has a pleasant hoppy floral scent. Medium body with slight malt character. Sharp, fizzy bite on the initial taste, then is slightly sweet with a peppery grapefruit aftertaste. {6/4/6/3/11}

[16Jul08] Draft from the mystery firkin at MacKenzie’s; dry-hopped. Hazy orange body with off-white head. Aroma of apricot, orange, and straw. Flavors of apricot, citrus, and floral hops. Smooth mouthfeel with watery finish. {6/3/6/3/13}

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2007
16 oz can. Guess you CANít age this stuff. Clear amber with a pocked balsa head. Floral yeast, mild citrus and pepper. Starts very sharp with a lemon-grapefruit zest, hoppy bite. Hints of apricot. Body feels too heavy for a saison. Fizzy carb. Oily sourdough and light metallic to finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Can @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Clear light to medium yellow red color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate hoppy, flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 Can from brewrfiend. Poured a light amber color, filtered, ok initial head and lacing, yet nothing impressive for the style. The aroma was spicey (coriander and pepper) with some caramel and floral notes. Flavor was refreshing, a nice blend of pepper, coriander, firm floral hops, light caramel malts, fruity esters (apricots works for me). Only slight knock on flavor was the faint perception of fussels? Mouthfeel is clean, fairly light body (filtered), amply carbonated to complement and highlight the hops, spiceyness, and phenolic character. Thanks, Brad, I enjoyed this one quite a bit! Re-rate, end of the month: same opinion, yet overall it was maybe even more enjoyable, refreshing, a nice one!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2007
Canned. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is lots of flowery and fruity hops along with grass, toffee and a slight hint of alcohol. Flavour is sweet alcohol, hops and grass. Also some slight spicyness notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Had on tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul. The only other Surly beer Iíd had before this is Bender and I had very high expectations for this beer. It didnít meet my expectations but was still a very good brew. The aftertaste was a little more bitter than Iíd prefer and didnít have me racing to finish it the way Bender did.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Four-pack from Blue Max. Golden caramel with a creamy off white head that dissolves slowly that leaves behind a spotty lacing. Aroma of white pine and citrus hops, some sourdough bread, and flowers. Taste is yeasty and citrus, medium body, a little carbonated and a peppery dry aftertaste. Finish is peppery, spicy, and dry. Alcohol content could be slightly higher to help pull out the distinct aromas and flavors. Also, the carbonation was distracting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1167) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2008 Pours golden with a light white head. Aroma is yeasty with some floral hops as well. Flavor is fruity with peach and some lychee which then changes to spice, and then a grainy finish that was rather dry and slightly bitter. Not bad.

Really great finish on this beer, with a dry yeasty, cracker-like finish, with a nice top of hops on the end. The aroma is also pretty fruity with a lot of peach. This is better than I remember.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 [’07 Can] Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is belgian yeast and fruity--I got banana. Flavor is slightly sweet up front followed by a fairly mild hoppiness. Fairly thin body, dry medium finish. Pretty good, but not great. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5

Re-Rate: [’08 Can, thanks Guerde] Pours dark gold with a small white head. Aroma is coriander, yeast, and some fruitiness. Taste is yeast--banana, coriander again, a little black pepper and a solid malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel with an average finish. A little better than last year.


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