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RATINGS: 359   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3184) - 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."

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2009 Can - Thanks tytoanderso! - Pours thick and golden with a large fluffy white head...aroma is well, I’d be lieing if I said it didn’t 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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2009
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 it’s unfiltered. Crisp flavors, with the pils malts blending well with the hops. Very drinkable, with a nice lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1646) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Random can at Where the Wild Beers Are @ The Gate 8/30/09. Clear gold with ring. GRassy honey melon aroma. Honey grassy melon with mildly sweet clean finish. Nice internal carbo. Good at what it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Thanks to JCB for sharing the can! Hazy bright gold pour. Fluffy white head and spotty lace. Grassy hops and toasted malt on the nose. Fruit, spice, malts and a big hop presence. A little too hoppy for the style, however I loved it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Can shared by JCB. Thanks, Jason. Pours light gold with decently bubbly white head. Mild grassy hops and bready malts on the nose. Similar taste. Crisp, and hoppier than expected. Great summer beer.


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