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RATINGS: 357   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). Itís fiendishly drinkable, and you donít have to sell your soul to get another.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 16 oz can from Golden Valley Liquor Barrel. Light golden yellow in color, medium foamy white head. Slight yeast aroma and (perhaps due to unconscious suggestion from reading the description) fresh bread as well. Slightly bitter flavor from the hops but smooth and light on the palate. Not usually one of my favorite styles of beers but this is probably the best one that Iíve tried.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8779) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 CanÖ Clear yellow lager with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. Lots of white and black pepper in the nose, but Iím also picking up a little jalapeno, habanero and pale grain. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Honey, toffee, pepper and a light slap-on-the-cheek of acetaldehyde. Like the can, I guess this beerís a little green. Finishes bittersweet and then dries out. Thanks to Skyview for the bottle!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Can pour is light yellow with an extremely long lasting white head. Aroma is of malt and earthy hops. Taste is sweet almost bread like with a nice earthy/floral hop finish. Mouthfeel is a light bodied but highly carbonated lager. One of the better lagers Iíve tried, I enjoy the presence of hops in this easy drinking beer. Keep it up Surly!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Can. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt. Flavor of sweet fruits, grainy malt, some bitter hops in the finish. Very solid, easy drinking. Palate is nice, not too sweet or too plain. Nice z/k/l!! 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (1815) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2009
50 cl can, Fargo, ND, USA. Deep golden, minimal head. Balanced hop/malt aroma, medium mouthfeel, some slight sweetness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11929) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2009
(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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
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."


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