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RATINGS: 419   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). 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
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.

   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 I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2009 Can… Clear yellow lager with a small, wispy, white head. Good retention. Lots of white and black pepper in the nose, but I’m 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 beer’s a little green. Finishes bittersweet and then dries out. Thanks to Skyview for the bottle!

   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 I’ve tried, I enjoy the presence of hops in this easy drinking beer. Keep it up Surly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3637) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2222) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12547) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - 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.

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