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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 236   ABV: 7.87%
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In honor of Surly Brewing’s fifth anniversary we brewed a 100% Brettanomyces fermented brown aged in used red wine barrels. Brettanomyces is a yeast used in place of "normal" brewing yeast, it produces a unique flavor profile. Pentagram is a single barrel "tasting" of Five. Five (with all barrels blended together) was released during spring 2011 in bottles and kegs. Surly Five has strong flavors of earthy black cherry and raisins with a sour finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (793) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Cheers josh and el! Poured a dark brown with a tanned head. Nose is Brett dominant, wood chips, berries, plumbs and tart. Taste is more berries - plum and berry driven. Brown sugar and dark fruits start to evolve. Finished off with some oaky vanilla and the Brett continues to the end. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2781) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with a small beige rim around the top leaving great lacing. Nose is huge on Brett and very woody. Some bright berries and a little plummy behind the tartness. Taste is full of bright berries - massive raspberry and plum with some sticky dates coming through. Plenty of dark fruits and brown sugar with oaky vanilla and big Brett. Full mouth feel with loads of tart. A lot happening. Very good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1964) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a brownish black with bubbly head. Aroma is slight funk with big dark fruit notes. Taste is nicely funked, big wine barrel notes with tannic qualities from the wood. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Nice kriek cherry sourness. Slightly earthy with coffee notes. Some really nice dryness. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours clearish brown with a creamy tan head. Leathery tart fruits in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, slightly metallic, lots of acetic berries, leather, funk. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tart, acetic finish, certainly leathery, some blistering sourness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (890) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour dark brown. Nose some sour funk with wine. Hint of tannin and wood. Taste mild sour, Brett, then wine. Wine finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Reddish brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of prunes, liqurice, weak sour and spice. A flavor of oak, liqurice, prunes, dry and redwine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from futuraxz (thanks a lot, Will), pours a deep dark mahogany / brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out tart dark fruits, considerable brett, some vinegar, and red wine barrels. Flavour is very complex, with loads of brett, red wine barrels, a little vinegar and tart red fruits. Everything is superbly well-integrated, with the most dominant notes being red wine and tart fruits. Carbonation is lively, which is suitable for the style. Excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Backlog of ratings. The smell is sour, tart, wood, wine, and nice. The look is brown in color, clear, and an ok head. The taste is sour, tart, cherries, and fruits.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Dark fermented fruits, vanilla, raisins and a little funky brett. Very good.


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