MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks DC crew
transparent gold, wispy white head, dies quick. Berry, toast, weedy grass, and light lemon nose. Flavor very sweet, milky, lime, milk. Thin body, needs some carbonation, grain. A bit disappointing compared to better zwickels.
Cavie (4005) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can courtesy thirdeye11. Clear light yellow color. Light ring of white head. Aroma is light, grainy and sour. Flavor is forest, dryness and easy grains. Finishes with light hops.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pimpy 16oz can from my bud ericandersnavy. Poured a clear yellow body with no head and some lacing. Aromas is slightly fruity, grassy and a bit of malt sweetness. Flavor is grainy/grassy hops and a light bitter finish. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Could be a very good "river beer" here in Central Texas.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear light straw yellow with bone white head. Aroma is minor notes of hops and some bready malts. Flavor is all about the malt here...bready and light, with none of the adjunct taste that dominates many other interpretations of the style. Goes down very easy, and tells you to have two or three more. A great beer. If I am going to be drinking a light lager, this is what I am reaching for.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Scoobydank for this one. I love a good German lager and this was one. Easy to drink refreshing to experience and pretty to look at, that about sums it up.
The can poured into a Sam Adams glass produced a great white head that lasted on top of a clear golden yellow body with plenty of bubbles rising from the glass. The aroma’s were the perfect mix of malts yeast and lemony hops. The flavor mimicked the nose but being light and crisp as well
A great summer brew glad I got to experience it
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can, thanks nimbleprop. Small white head atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rbead, some lime, light lemon, melon. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some melon, light lime. Soft light body, light acidity.
Damico (2807) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is light, crisp, and sweet. The color is light straw yellow with a white bubly head. It is light in body and mouthfeel for a lager. It is a bit sweet and goes down smooth.
nimbleprop (5576) - 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 (187) - 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 (720) - 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.