jmohno (1450) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is light gold. Aroma is bready fresh yeast, some sweetness, maybe buttery, lightly floral. Taste is same, slightly fruity. Pretty good hells. Sturdyer than I thought it would be.
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 16oz can, gift from friend, poured into pilsner glass
Aroma: bread, sweet, like a pils
Appearance: golden, clear, frothy, white foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: light body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,
Overall: A very good Helles. Lots of Pils malt character. Nice light body. Very drinkable. Something Iíd drink quite a bit of, if it was local or I could find it on draft. An excellent lager with some great taste.
hfmejias (1225) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured clear, golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma of dough and floral notes combined with malts. Taste is malty, lager yeast and a slight hoppiness. Easy to drink, crisp and refreshing. Not bad at all.
Erzengel (7136) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man thanks to Chris! The beer starts floral grainy. Very easy to drink with hints of sweetness. Nice and round, Malty with a nice deeper body. Soft with hints of caramel and smooth malt. Moderate bitter in the aftertaste. Great and sessionable brew!
slowrunner77 (9010) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice for the style with light floral hops in the nose and flavor, and big bready notes throughout.
Terminus (3490) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can-purchased at Woodmans in Racine, WI
Pours slightly hazy golden hue with a small fizzy white head around the rim of the glass. nose is light grains, cereal, bread, very lite spicy hop accent. the malt profile here is a thing of beauty-love the bready and grainy notes here very much. Flavors exhibit the malt tones very nicely, slight and i mean very small metallic note (3 month old can) but still very nice. Long bready cracker husky finish. just wonderful stuff for this style. fantastic!
Nels0wn (10) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden appearance with a one-finger thick head.
Crisp smell with notes of cloves. I also detected what can best be described as grapes in the smell. Almost like someone hid a little bit of white wine in a can of beer.
The taste was surprisingly subtle for a Surly beer. Yes, itís a lager but Iíve been surprised by the attitude of pretty much every other Surly beer Iíve tried. Has a aftertaste of apple, and of malt - the later of which lingers for quite a while. I also picked up on quite a bit of sourness, which certainly did not work for me.
Carbonation is heavy to begin with, but dissipates quickly. Generally speaking, I enjoyed the feel of this much more than the subtle taste.
I probably wonít return to this, but if Iím ever at the Surly Taproom and have to recommend a beer to someone who considers anything darker than Grain Belt an abomination - then this is the one. Otherwise, there are much better lagers from Minnesota.
MetalNHopHead (1166) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hell yes. Wow, did I really have to do that? Of course I did. While this beer is certainly lighter-bodied and more simplistic than other Surly beers, that doesnít mean itís lower quality. Not at all. Hell has a beautiful bread-like lager yeast aroma with clean hops. Flavor has that too but with a clean feel and some refreshing crispness from the hops. This is the type of beer I would take (and drink) anywhere right from the can.
HuskerTan (1427) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Bready, caramel, malty, slightly sweet, cereal.
A- Yellow color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Biscuits, caramel, malty, grains, slightly sweet.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, bready finish.
O- A little unexciting. Just not really my type of beer. It managed to impart a little flavor on the palate but again, not much.
nealblind (1560) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light yellow pour. Aroma hay grain. tastes deep grain, some bite of alcohol. slight grassy floral notes from hops.