kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16OZ CAN VIA Mys Swap 4 (thanks skyview), pours a clear amber with a small white head. Nose is grainy. Taste is caramel, toasty biscuits, some mild earthy hops, and a bit of hay. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate. Very tasty and easy to drink.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, toasted grain, earth, and light herbal notes. Flavor of grass, cereal, florals, and earth.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by JCB. Thanks Jason. This was really yummy. Fresh, slightly hoppy, earthy, dough, nice malt. I could drink a case of this. I wish this was in my fridge. Refreshing and on point. I really like what surly is doing.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can. Pour is a clear golden tellow with a birgh two inch white head. Head falls loosely with nice lacing. Aroma is immediately of grass and floral hops. A nice earthy malt presence is right below. A bit doughy as well. Clean and fresh, nice nose. Taste is a nice blend of the grassy floral hops, and the grainy earthy malt. Some corn pokes in as well, though adds complexity and body so is not too off putting. Palate is medium-thin, normal carbonation and a nice gentle long earthy finish. Really drinkable beer.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Number 4 in my GTMW favorites: Poured a bright golden colour with lots of carbonation. Nice large white head with instant aroma of fresh hops and noticeable corn/malty notes. Despite that it maintains a pretty firm, fruity mouthfeel. full and spritzy with some lemon zest and pear notes."
tgncc (2606) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared at WTWBA 2009. The aroma is malt, grass flowers. The appearance is a clear yellow, white head. The flavor follows the aroma, mostly sweet, malty, grass, flowers, and some bread. The finish is sweet, with a hint of noble hops. Not bad. Hard to find this style normally.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Light gold pour with a small white head. Sweet, bready malt aroma with a tinge of hoppiness. Flavor is grainy, with some corn and citrus notes. Crisp and refreshing with a slightly dry finish.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Can - Thanks tytoanderso! - Pours thick and golden with a large fluffy white head...aroma is well, Iíd be lieing if I said it didnít smell like malt liquor with a twist...very sweet with a melony bready component...flavour is great, grainy, lighly fruity, not sure where the bitterness comes from, seemingly out of nowhere but it lingers and cuts the malt...finish is that floral bitterness and it lasts and lasts...very interesting brew...
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to tytoanderso for the unsolicited gift of this beer!!! Deep golden pour, a lovely appearance like most Surly brews. Nice nose, earthy and yeasty almost like itís unfiltered. Crisp flavors, with the pils malts blending well with the hops. Very drinkable, with a nice lingering finish.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color with a thin head. Floral hop aroma. Grainy taste, a little touch of corn and a plentiful floral hop finish. Slightly hoppier than the usual example of the style (per Surly standards), but decent. Has to get a knock or two as the price is really outrageous for a beer of this caliber.