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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2010
This just may be a beer I can serve friends and family who are unwilling to try a craft beer. Something to get them on the road to, yes I do deserve better tasting beer. Nice grain and a small bit of barnyard, a bit of sweet, just right, with a very nice dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Well not anything to scream about and for the price proabibly wont be buying much of it but much better than other beers of this kind I have tried. Surly has a way of making beers better than others in my opinion. It has good flavor but not a favorite style of mine. Kudos to Surly for making it better than others but thats about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2010
On tap. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is doughy with a small bitter hop presence. Flavor is somewhat sweet and wheatlike, but has a nice hop bitterness to balance it out. Pretty solid for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2010
A very clean lager, with decent hopped taste. I slightly prefer Furious to this, but nevertheless this beer looks beautiful, smells fresh, tastes fresh and light and is great for a casual afternoon/evening sip, or 30.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmccallum86 (1) - Savage, USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
Pours a really nice golden yellow straw color with a nice earthy aroma in the nose. Very nice tasting beer, a little lighter and less exciting than what you have come to expect from Surly, but very good. Tastes very similar to a pilsner. Light in body but very tasty, I am a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Can. Grabbed a fresh 4 pack the other day and time to re-visit this old friend after drinking plenty of it last year. Pours an absolute crystal clear golden color with a white as snow 2 finger head. The smell is very clean. Slight hops and balanced sweetness. The taste can only really be described as clean and crisp. A great summer time beer for anyone, including macro only drinkers. From Surly you expect a big hop bomb or something else extreme but this is just a straight up drinking beer. If you are looking for strong hops, then look somewhere else as this will not satisfy that craving. Light/medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
pours clear gold with a medium white head that manages to hold a thin cap. aroma is pilsner-ish biscutiy and grainy maltiness with a grassy hop and some lighter lemony-pear fruity tones. Flavour is pretty straight forward, again with the biscuity, cracker like maltiness and a pronounced grassy hop finish. Light and refreshing with a hint of lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Beautifully transparent golden body with a 2 finger off white crown that shows some retention and lace. Smell: Very nice grassy hop coupled with pears and apple skins. Smells crisp if that makes any sense to anybody. Taste: Sweet malt up front with a touch of orange citrus and bready yeast. Mouthfeel: on the light side of medium bodied and quite crisp. Drinkability: I’m not a fan of the style or the flavor profile but its a session beer all the way. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 11-21-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3832) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Can from Skyview. Thanks man!! This has been a want of mine for a while. Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a healthy white head atop. Aroma of doughy malts, some biscuits, a bit of corn. Really full lager aroma. Flavor of pale malts, dough, crackers, biscuits. Really nice. Light citrus and grassy hops in the finish. Solid, well put together beer from Surly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
16oz can supplied by DuffManSW. Rating #115. Medium gold pour with a white head. Bready, doughy aroma, light grain. Very clean, more grains, very well done. (1201)

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