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RATINGS: 376   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Can poured into shaker pint glass. Straw colored with plenty of carbonation. This is a pleasantly surprising beer that packs more of a punch than a lager style effort should. Malty backbone mutes the hops here, very biscuity with a bready feel. Refreshing and above and beyond most other options within the lager/pils field. Really solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1092) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a thinner eggshell head that settles to a ring and leaves some slight spotty lace. Nose involves fresh dough, some hay, some spice, some fruity notes, some savory lager yeast. Lightly sweet, fair bitterness. Lighter bodied, crisp, active, a bit oily, with a fairly lengthy doughy finish. Tasty brew, easy to drink, about pitch perfect for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (636) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Can. A nice helles. Pours a pale straw yellow with a medium head. Nose is faint with a little grass and a hint of malt. Mouth is light, medium hop bitterness. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Location: Draft at Hackney’s Printers Row, 6/3/14

Aroma: The aroma has some grains and light hops, that are mostly herbal and grassy
Appearance: This one pours a clear golden color, with a small head, and light lace
Flavor: It has a clean malty and hoppy flavor to it, it is light sweet, and has a light bitterness
Palate: Smooth, clean, and easy drinking, medium bodied, with a clean, lasting, light dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty nice example of the style. Maybe it isn’t the most amazing style, but the beer itself is pretty enjoyable. I could happily session this on a warm day in hell (or even a cold day for that matter).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1833) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
16 ounce can (canned 1/3/14) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a clear straw yellow with almost two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, wheat, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of wheat, citrus, lemon peel, a bit of biscuit. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, slightly juicy mouthfeel. Nice after a long and warm day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (839) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Hazy straw color. Weak aroma. Some lemon and malt. Flavor is malty, biscuity, with a touch of lemon and earthy hops. Solid session ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (305) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Not a big fan ....luv most of the surly beers....this one is too light.....good for its style....just not my thing..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (713) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
16fl oz can. Pours a clear, golden yellow with super fine sediment and a thin white head. Aroma has hints of grain and is mildly hoppy. Taste has a solid malt backbone. Lots of toasted bread balanced extremely well by some mild hops. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth but not at all watery with nearly no aftertaste. Super easy drinking and refreshing. Overall this is a tasty beverage. Extremely well balanced and very easy drinking. A classic German lager. Would get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 14, 2014
Pint Can, Poured into a stein (.5L). Light color/clear pour and big white head. Smells like fresh rising bread..Yum. Clean malt and little hops. Great lager beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
The name of this implies it is a helles and while this might be a good beer, it is very certainly not a helles. It is hell--as in the German word for light--but it is not a helles. It pours slightly cloudy and headless into the glass. Tastewise, this is something along the lines of an APA or a American blond. It has a bright, lemony hop character and a honey-like malt sweetness. This is a medium bodied beer, w/ prickly carbonation and firm and very slightly metallic bitterness in the finish. This is a tasty beer w/ a unique sweetly hoppy yet still light character. I am looking forward to drinking the rest of my four pack.

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