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RATINGS: 362   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). It’s fiendishly drinkable, and you don’t have to sell your soul to get another.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
My first Surly beer. Nice German style lager. Smells like bread. Stays in the palate. Veri drinkable, great with chicken.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christpuncher (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
An average beer at best. Not a fan of lagers. Really bitter and has a strong aftertaste. Bitter finish with a skunky aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (760) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Can. Pours a pale straw yellow, medium head with not much retention (first Surly beer I’ve had that didn’t look big and fluffy on the pour). Nose is faint, grass, noble hops, hint of malt, lemon zest. Mouth is light, medium hop bitterness, easy malts up front, then some grass, lemon zest, pennies (kinda obligatory in Euro styled lagers I’ve come to find). Very sessionable, although style-wise, I prefer the Dortmunder Gold from GLBC to pretty much anything else in this category.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (292) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Tap at Brasa served in a pint glass. First word that comes to mind is refreshing. Very light golden color with little head. Taste has citrus notes and some well balanced bitterness. End is clean. Better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (348) - - JAN 11, 2014
Tap. Pint at brasa. Gold with small head. Easy to drink from the outset. Smooth and crisp. Nice balance with clean aftertaste. Departure from surlys normal style, but good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014
16 oz can - pours a transparent gold with fluffy white head . Mild citrusy yeast aromas almost lemony . Faint hop presence , crisp clean flavors of toasted malt and lemon . Nice lager . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwm1034 (633) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
16 oz can from Sherm1016...thanks. Pours foggy orange...mild lager flavor...very mellow flavor...excellent smooth lager ---Rated via iPad ---Rated via iPad

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beechner224 (649) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Can. Aroma is pilsner malts and bready yeast. Taste is much of the same. Maybe even watered down. Not a big fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1154) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
Can@home. One finger well lasting foam. Slight gaze golden. Faint butterscotch. Some banana hefe like. Very light body. Nice lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3798) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma is very grainy/slightly earthy malts and a hint of fruit. The flavor is grains, light fruit/berries, malts, a relatively thick body and a mildly tart/smooth finish.


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