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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2180) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 16 oz can courtesy of tyanderso. Thanks man. Pours a translucent gold color with a big sudsy white head that has good fair retention and sticky lacing. The aroma is rich with sweet malts, hay, peppery spice and some yeast. The flavor is even-keeled with spicy hops, bread, biscuit and sweet malts. The palate is medium and dry with soft carbonation. The finish is short and spicy. Overall: This really has a Pilsener quality to it, its a very subtle brew, and very session-able. cheers

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4517) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Pours a translucent golden with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of bready malt, grassy notes, spicy and citrus hop notes some cereal grains. Flavor of lemon, bready and cereal notes, moderate hop bitterness and spicy/citrus hop flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
16oz can acquired in trade. Poured medium and clear yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of breadiness, doughy, some grassiness, and grains. Tastes of grains, lighter grassiness, and lighter doughiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4573) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Draught, ABR, 2009. A solid lager. Crisp lager flavor, yeast and malt. Good lager flavor. Good, full bodied palate. I could have believed it was a Bohemian pilsner.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2009
16 oz. can courtesy of tytoanderso - Pours a clear golden color with a one finger thick white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is light grain and esters. Flavor is grain, light hops, and light esters. Clean finish. Light to medium body. A very nice Lager. Thanks Ty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Can from Theisti. Thanks, Tim!
Pours a rich, semi-lively gold with a nice, fast-rising head of white. Aroma is a nice blend of corn malt and lime, with the latter keeping the former in check so as to not overwhelm the beer. Flavor is lime-infused corn flake with a touch of plastic rose in the finish. Surprisingly thick and tingly on the tonge. A very refreshing brew. Thanks again, Tim!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Certainly a quality beer hindered by a sub par appearance and an all too subtle scent. Would be a go to brew if it was available here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1511) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Can from Ty... Poured into a pint glass good head... three finger size. Clear, yellowish color. Light malty aroma. Taste is a crisp pilsner, kind of bready. A little on the sweeter side. Not my favorite style but a good example of what it should taste like. Light texture, easy to drink...Thanks tyler for all surly!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Purchased this limited batch while in Minneapolis and I’m glad I did, although it was on the expensive side, especially for a lager. I had my last one after a long working day and it was almost soothing. Very mild hop aroma and flavor, but prevalent as well. This also tasted yeasty, but not in a bad way at all. I wouldn’t buy all the time, but would definitely drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Can from skyview. Thanks. The aroma is rather fruity and somewhat sweet. Hints of bread and light bitterness as well. Maybe even a little yeast. Pours light golden, bright, with no head and little lace. The flavor is also sweet and fruity. Bread and some grain as well. Clean and sweet. Some yeasty sweetness. Light grass and crisp pepper in the finish as well as a little fruity hop presence. Clean, and very crisp. Some lingering peppery hops and light malty sweetness as well. A little bit of dry earthy bitterness long into the finish. Another beer in a can that I would drink frequently if available to me.


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