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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 14/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pimpy 16oz can from my bud ericandersnavy. Poured a clear yellow body with no head and some lacing. Aromas is slightly fruity, grassy and a bit of malt sweetness. Flavor is grainy/grassy hops and a light bitter finish. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Could be a very good "river beer" here in Central Texas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Can. Pours a clear light straw yellow with bone white head. Aroma is minor notes of hops and some bready malts. Flavor is all about the malt here...bready and light, with none of the adjunct taste that dominates many other interpretations of the style. Goes down very easy, and tells you to have two or three more. A great beer. If I am going to be drinking a light lager, this is what I am reaching for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Thanks to Scoobydank for this one. I love a good German lager and this was one. Easy to drink refreshing to experience and pretty to look at, that about sums it up. The can poured into a Sam Adams glass produced a great white head that lasted on top of a clear golden yellow body with plenty of bubbles rising from the glass. The aroma’s were the perfect mix of malts yeast and lemony hops. The flavor mimicked the nose but being light and crisp as well A great summer brew glad I got to experience it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2010
16oz can, thanks nimbleprop. Small white head atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, rbead, some lime, light lemon, melon. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some melon, light lime. Soft light body, light acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
The aroma is light, crisp, and sweet. The color is light straw yellow with a white bubly head. It is light in body and mouthfeel for a lager. It is a bit sweet and goes down smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
16oz can pours a crystal clear, straw yellow with a thin, creamy white head. Nice, grassy, malty aroma, yeasty, light lemon. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little corn, a little grassy. Light bodied, dry and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Easily the most drinkable Surly offering. Light in color but complex in flavor with subtle hoppy notes. Similar to most American lagers in color and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (906) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours a lovely golden color with a very thick, white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving nice lacings on the glass. A very tasty combination of hops and some earthy tones. Almost a bit of soapiness in there, though not in a bad way. This is one of the few Surly beers I’ve tried that doesn’t go over the top in its combination of malt, hops, etc. Very nice, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Can courtesy of nimbleprop. Poured a clear yellow with a medium, bright white head that left no lacing. Excellent aroma of grassy hops, tropical fruits, cantaloupe. Taste is dry, spritzy, lots of fresh melons, some corn husk. Dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Can. Pours a slightly dark shade of golden with medium white head. Aroma is light citrus peel, an overtone of lavender flower, mild yeasty dough, freshly milled grain. Flavor is extraordinary. I don’t think I’ve tried a lager like this before. Very pure tasting barley graininess, just a touch of spiciness from the yeast, subdued hops give some balance and add lightly fruity taste, like a hint of peach, some mild hop resins, herbs and very lightly earthy hop bitterness linger for a bit in a very clean finish. The near perfect pillowy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation contribute a lot to the "pure-tasting" barley malt flavors. Simply a dynamite lager, a testament to what can be done in lager brewing with patience, skill and carefully chosen ingredients.

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