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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Finally, a Surly beer my German mother will drink. She says this one tastes like a bier from back home. Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany, Hell is our filtered and fermented with lager yeast, American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma. The color is well... hell (Deutsch for light). It’s fiendishly drinkable, and you don’t have to sell your soul to get another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Canned sample from Surly....pours light yellow with big bead....very good lager. Glad I got 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Hopleaf, Chicago. Rich clear orange gold. Small cream. Appropriate bitter aroma, sharp and nice. Nice grainy malt, very well balanced. A touch sweeter and punchier than the euros. Crisp and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
From notes. I had this one on draft at Buffalo Wild Wings in Milwaukee for a work trip. The pour is a nice foggy golden yellow with a big fluffy white head. It takes a long time for this one to fall down, leaving some great lacing up and down the glass. The aroma is pretty basic. There is a definite lager aroma to this. It’s got a strong metallic malt and a sweetness that’s a little off. There is a little bit of a grassiness that I think is probably the best quality. The flavor isn’t good. This one tastes old. There is a strong metallic maltiness and a lingering lagery earthiness to it. The grassiness fades a bit, and the sweet maltiness just takes over. The mouth feel is thicker and carries a strange carbonation. It’s voluminous, but not really crisp. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet with a bitter maltiness that doesn’t really fit in. This one is interesting, but I’m not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5672) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Light golden color with a moderate, white head. Aromas of pale malt and floral to light herbal hops. Nothing over the top, but a solid lager to helles aroma. Light sweetness with pale malt dominating. Light acidic bitterness mid quaff. A return of sweetness in the finish and linger. Herbal to dries weeds in the long finish. A solid lager. 4/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JUN 3, 2016
Above average american Helles. Bready, some skunky hops on the nose. Full bodied and short, sweetish finish. Would love to try this from the source.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7702) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Some malt and a little light hops here. Pours orange with decent head. Crisp bitter finish. Tap at Jack Rose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (497) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Excellent lighter weight lager that has sublime malt-hop balance--bread and lemon on the aroma and both sweet and bitter taste and finish, with neither to excess. Poured from a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlisle (539) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Draft. Pours gold with white head. Earthy and grassy aroma. Light bread malt and grassy notes. Some subtle earthy notes in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Sample from can. Pours golden, white head. Aroma was grassy, sweet malts and bread. Taste was sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Tap at Radisson blu hotel, Minneapolis. Pours light yellow, clear. Sudsy head. Aroma is light citrus hops and lager. Flavor is hoppy lemon, lager. Nice for a lager. But still a lager. Nicely done, Surly.

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