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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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). It’s fiendishly drinkable, and you don’t have to sell your soul to get another.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Can shared by DuffmanSW. Pours very clear golden yellow color with white head. Aroma is faint hops, corny, biscuity, grainy. Taste was very mild and refreshing with some faint hop presence. Medium pallet. Overall pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Can tasting at work, thanks to Wellstone for sending this my way! Nothing amazing that scares the palate or dazzels the nose, just a solid beer that becomes a enjoyable session beer. Whisps of enjoyable citrus hops float around the background to this amazingly well balanced beer. Not something that will become the next big craze (cough... fat tire) but a nice beer I would be happy to have again. My only question is how much does it costs? A four pack would go down nicely, but I would have trouble paying the average $10 craft pack cost if I could get a sixer of, say, gumball head instead. Have to say though, the appearance was about as perfect as Surly could have hoped for... appearance alone does not make the beer, I know. But it was actually so appealing not it merited a mention.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5870) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2010
16 oz. can shared by shigadeyo. Pours a clear golden color with a small disappearing white head. The aroma is bready malts, light fruits, mildly sweet pale malts and light yeast. The flavor blends toasted bready malts, light yeastiness, grassy hops with a light citrus bite. Medium-light bodied and drinkable. Probably decent for the style, its just not my style. Rating #112 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
A: Hell pours a clear, light golden color with a finger’s worth of white foam and lots of tiny bubbles. S: This is my first beer of this style, which always leads to a nice adventure. The aroma is sweet and somewhat malty, not much in the way of hops, but a mild hop spiciness and a faint skunk, which I usually expect from a lager. T: I was a bit worried about this one from the nose, but the flavor is far better. Hell has a primarily malty and spicy flavor. There is a subtle earthiness on the finish. M: The carbonation is moderate to high and gives the beer a nice light mouthfeel. In this case, light is not a bad thing. D: The fairly mild and overall non-offensive flavors of this beer, combined with the light mouthfeel make it a very easy drinker. I’m generally not a big lager fan, and this beer certainly didn’t change my mind. That said, it was pretty good and very nice to have tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2010
Can, bought @ Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam.
Pours hazy pale golden yellow with a fine, staying, small, creamy, white head. Lovely lacings. Aroma is sweet, malty, crisp pilsner malts, grassy and light citric hops. Highish carbonation, fine light and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of lemongrass notes, some citric tartness alongside a lovely, sweet bready malty base. There is some grassy bitterness in the end and the aftertaste. Extremely drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Draft at Binny’s Southloop. Pours a clear light golden with a small soapy white head. Flavor is light, watery, thin and delicate, grassy, doughy, lovely, seems like its 4%, some sour bread, lightly grainy, hint of pine and citrus. Light bodied, watery, nice light carbonation, sparse, sharp. Delicate and very drinkable, my type of beer!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
16 oz can shared by Willblake. Pours a light golden, clear with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is light skunk (not sure on the age) earthy and grassy hops, light crackery and bready malts, dough and pils. Flavor is a light bready doughy malt, light nut hints, toast, grassy and slight apple an acetaldehyde, clean finish but slight astringency - a bit thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Pours golden with white head, aroma is bready and lemony. Taste up front is a bit of lemon and hay like malt that leads into the smooth bready malt of the lager yeast with a bit of sweetness at the end. While not a pilsner fan, these guys made a good pilsner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Can, thanks Santa! Clear golden yellow body, white head with nice lacing. Nose is lemony & grassy hops, some sweet toasty malt, a bit floral with maybe a hint of honey. Nothing really stands out in the flavor, rather a whole bunch of different things mingle together perfectly - bready malt, grassy & floral hops (like a springtime field, seriously.), bitterness increases towards the finish but so does the malt leading to a great, slightly tingly finish that goes on and on. More American breweries need to make beers like this. I would drink this all the time if it was available around here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Sweet lightly toasted aroma. Bright gold, sticky head, great lacing. Nice and crisp, little grassy and somewhat metallic. I could drink this beer all night, quite the statement from me.


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