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RATINGS: 436   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). Itís fiendishly drinkable, and you donít have to sell your soul to get another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhiner41 (189) - 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 (946) - 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 Iíve tried that doesnít 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 donít think Iíve 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Can courtesy of goryshkewych. Pours deep clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is full with grains, floral hops, spicy hops and slick sweet lagery-ness. The taste is similar with bold yet refreshing grains and malts rolling into bitter spicy hops and then softened a bit by floral and earthy hops toward the finish. It ends with a pulse of sweet malty lagery yeastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21409) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Can. Bright yellow, small white head. Aroma of lemongrass and black pepper. Taste is bitter throughout, light body, malty, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9181) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2010
courtesy of ibrew2or3. pours golden clear, white head. aroma and flavors, sweet wheat palate and nose, some spices, pils/pale malts, grainy mouthfeel, light prickly finish. Lingering corn like sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nose was a little feint, but as expected per style, good grainy body, hops are used very tastefully, Very easy drinking, not one of my favorite from Surly, but still really solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5183) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Thanks Tampa Crew for the share. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is corn, lager, and a bit of hops. Flavor is similar with hops balanced in with the malt, sweetness, and a crisp finish. Not my style, but this was a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
can. Pours a crystal clear yellow with a billowing white head. Nose of watermelon rhine and wheat. A very crisp lager.

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