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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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). Itís fiendishly drinkable, and you donít have to sell your soul to get another.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at the ACBF. Light golden pour with little head and lace. Cereal grain and a lemony zest on the nose. Quite zesty on the palate with a clean light bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Tap at ACBF. Yellow pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma and flavor are marked with light German hop, a nice breadiness, and a touch of sweet malt. Refreshing, and a nice change-up from all the stouts and sours of the fest. Very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Thanks to chewy08rx for hooking me up with a lot of great beers from Surly. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grassy hops with some lighter bready and pilsner-type malts. The flavor is grassy and biscuity, with a low amount of bitterness. Thin to medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2011
from a can. Poured clear yellow color with lots of bubbles and a white head. Aroma is a ight smell kinda grassy and grain. Falvor is of hops and malt. Typical pure German beer. Easy drinking

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Thanks to Sean for this great beer to start the night...Pour is nothing special, looks like a lager...Aroma is light but refreshing, not any skunk. Taste is also lighter with light hops but totally easy to drink. No skunks at all. One of the best lagers Iíve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2011
out of the can. poyred golden with a nice medium head. light and crisp as advertised. very drinkable and refreashing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Can. Poured a near clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a nice combination of pine and grass with some nice backing grain, malts and lager yeast. Flavor was similar with a nice balance of hops (pine/grass) and malts (biscuit/bread.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pours: Light, clear golden yellow with a small white head that quickly disappears. Nose: Pilsner malt, biscuit, butter, slight hops, slight sweet caramel, and honey. Taste: Pilsner malt, biscuit, honey, and slight caramel with just a hint of hops. Mouthfeel: Oily, very drinkable, and actually slightly viscous for this style. Overall: Great beer for a style I usually donít like. Thanks for including this in the trade 321Jeff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(16oz can via trade with DalzAle, thanks Greg!) Clear medium yellow with sparse white bubbles when coaxed. Nose if herbal, fresh grain, crisp. Taste is a bit buttery, sweet grain, earthy, biscuit, easy to drink with an oily body. Nice helles lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
canít remember who sent this one. i gotta start writing it down. poured yellow with a white head. aroma and flavor were citrus. light body with medium carbonation.


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