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RATINGS: 389   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Draft. Light golden body with a frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of grass, toasted grain, herbs. Hint of floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clean malts, grass taste in finish. Solid dortmunder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is citrus, decent lager overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1459) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A little sweet on the profile, thin body, doesn’t seem to take advantage of the fresh hop nature of canning such a beer. However, kudos for packaging it in pint cans, and a clean refreshing finish. Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1352) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Originally had this in a can, thanks to Bacterial. But, it was delicious and I crushed it before rating. Now it’s unexpectedly on draft in Seattle, and I’m going to punt on it again. Clear gold with offwhite head, great lacing. Fruit, spicy, and eminently crushable. Light body, smooth and easy. 1-word summary: crushable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pint at Mill City. Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small white head. A light banana ester nose. Lemon, biscuit, banana, light spices. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1047) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft pour at the Toronado Seattle opening. Pours a clear yellow with a soft and sweet, light lemon aroma. Nice barley and grain flavors with a good mild hop finish. Usually stay away from lagers, but I’m quite impressed with this one. Nice easy drinking, flavorful beer. Memorable. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1594) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
16oz can from Four Firkins. Golden yellow. Aroma of straw and light fruits. Some bread a touch of earth. Smooth. Not a favorite style but very drinkable. The drinkability makes it easy to see why it is one of their two top sellers. 12.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1315) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nice. Can, on the lake in northern minnesota. Crisp. Generally sweet. Not a style I usually lean towards, but it was really good on a hot day on a cold lake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (829) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft. Golden with thin white head. Aroma of grain and biscuit. Light body, grain, light hop bitterness, and some sweetness with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2203) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Clear straw yellow... Aroma of light pale malts... Flavor is biscuits and popcorn, crisp mouthfeel... Solid light lager ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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