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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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). It’s fiendishly drinkable, and you don’t have to sell your soul to get another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5331) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1561) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1712) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5830) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2009
I rated this already, but it disappeared somehow. Really tasty beer. Aroma was all citrus and sweet malt. Same in the flavor, but not cloying. Clean and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 16 oz. can. The pour yields a clear, medium golden body with a tall, spongy head of off-white foam. Organic looking splotches and flares of lacing mark the glass. The nose shows crusty, fresh from the hearth bread, pils malt, lemongrass spices, and a light dose of peppery, green, grassy hops. Flavors follow suit, taking on a sort of "liquid bread" profile, just ultra-fresh with loads of lightly sweet, clean grain malt. The grassy hops lend great balance, green bitterness, citrus rind, and white pepper spices serving as the perfect counterpoint to the malt. Smooth and substantial, the palate sports a zippy carbonation that intensifies the peppery spice. Damn, this is just tasty as can be. I need to get more of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Can, thanks to tytoanderso. Aroma of bread, freshly harvested grain, slight hop resin, and something that I want to call eucalyptus though I’m not sure I could actually identify the aroma of eucalyptus in a blind smelling, so suffice it so say something exotically plant-like. Flavor again very bready and sweet-malty with touches of bitter, leafy hops. Not the most complex for the style/other similar styles, but still quite nice, even more so after a day to mull over my first can.

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