mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned sample from Surly....pours light yellow with big bead....very good lager. Glad I got 4
luttonm (4730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JPDIPSO (5672) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - JUN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
solidfunk (7702) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some malt and a little light hops here. Pours orange with decent head. Crisp bitter finish. Tap at Jack Rose.
mrjaxson (497) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Carlisle (539) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours gold with white head. Earthy and grassy aroma. Light bread malt and grassy notes. Some subtle earthy notes in the finish.
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ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from can. Pours golden, white head. Aroma was grassy, sweet malts and bread. Taste was sweet.
SG111 (1296) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.