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RATINGS: 230   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
Back log. Enjoyed at a tasting with some local beer buddies 2 weeks ago. Aroma is tart as is the taste. Solid beer and fun to drink.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
750ml, green waxed bottle. Poured a deep amber / brown color with a tan head. Wood, dark fruits, vanilla, earthy, and vinous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2649) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2014
22oz bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a brownish amber topped with a small head. Nose is funk fruit a great sour kick. Taste is as the nose with a great sour note fruit and green apple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1020) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Finally got to try this from a coworker. Strong sourness with a dark appearance for the style. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
writerljberg (656) - Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle given to me by TODD! Thanks! A: Dark red bordering on purple. Thin, whispy head which dies away. Not much lacing. N: Cherry, vinegar, acetone, oak, and tobacco. Wine grape and earth. Lemon and grapefruit rind. T: Sour bordering on acetic. A lot of acid in here, but it’s rounded off. Some of the fruit and wine is getting through. M: Prickly, lighter body with some stickiness on the back of the throat. (aaarrgh.) O: A slightly less potent version of Supplication or Rodenbach Grand Cru. I remember hearing some terrible things about this beer. Whatever they were, the beer has settled down and has become quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (886) - 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 (3009) - 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 (2177) - 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 (1478) - 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 (10542) - 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 (1008) - 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.


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