nimbleprop (5413) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can pours a crystal clear, straw yellow with a thin, creamy white head. Nice, grassy, malty aroma, yeasty, light lemon. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little corn, a little grassy. Light bodied, dry and lightly bitter.
bhiner41 (185) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easily the most drinkable Surly offering. Light in color but complex in flavor with subtle hoppy notes. Similar to most American lagers in color and taste.
bookman10 (702) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely golden color with a very thick, white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving nice lacings on the glass. A very tasty combination of hops and some earthy tones. Almost a bit of soapiness in there, though not in a bad way. This is one of the few Surly beers I’ve tried that doesn’t go over the top in its combination of malt, hops, etc. Very nice, drinkable beer.
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy of nimbleprop. Poured a clear yellow with a medium, bright white head that left no lacing. Excellent aroma of grassy hops, tropical fruits, cantaloupe. Taste is dry, spritzy, lots of fresh melons, some corn husk. Dry palate.
asedzie (641) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a slightly dark shade of golden with medium white head. Aroma is light citrus peel, an overtone of lavender flower, mild yeasty dough, freshly milled grain. Flavor is extraordinary. I don’t think I’ve tried a lager like this before. Very pure tasting barley graininess, just a touch of spiciness from the yeast, subdued hops give some balance and add lightly fruity taste, like a hint of peach, some mild hop resins, herbs and very lightly earthy hop bitterness linger for a bit in a very clean finish. The near perfect pillowy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation contribute a lot to the "pure-tasting" barley malt flavors. Simply a dynamite lager, a testament to what can be done in lager brewing with patience, skill and carefully chosen ingredients.
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of goryshkewych. Pours deep clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is full with grains, floral hops, spicy hops and slick sweet lagery-ness. The taste is similar with bold yet refreshing grains and malts rolling into bitter spicy hops and then softened a bit by floral and earthy hops toward the finish. It ends with a pulse of sweet malty lagery yeastiness.
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Bright yellow, small white head. Aroma of lemongrass and black pepper. Taste is bitter throughout, light body, malty, refreshing.
sebletitje (7120) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of ibrew2or3.
pours golden clear, white head.
aroma and flavors, sweet wheat palate and nose, some spices, pils/pale malts, grainy mouthfeel, light prickly finish. Lingering corn like sweetness.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose was a little feint, but as expected per style, good grainy body, hops are used very tastefully, Very easy drinking, not one of my favorite from Surly, but still really solid.
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Tampa Crew for the share. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is corn, lager, and a bit of hops. Flavor is similar with hops balanced in with the malt, sweetness, and a crisp finish. Not my style, but this was a nice beer.