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RATINGS: 376   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.


kermis' rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5781) - The Hague, - JUN 5, 2013
Can shared. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, light malt, flowers and caramel, with a touch of fresh strawberry and raspberry fields in and English summertime. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter, echoing the memories captured by the nose. The body is light to medium, with soft fuzzy carbonation. Lovely for the style.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
16 oz. can from TheHOFF43 - thanks again, Kyle! Pours a lightly clouded yellow-gold with a small white head that lasts for quite a while. Notes of bready and crackery pils malts, grass, straw, and faint citrus. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a a smooth, malty, very mildly bitter mouthfeel. Pretty dry, actually, and mostly clean. Glad I finally got to try this. Really nice American take on the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1352) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Easily one of the best lagers I’ve had. Incredibly, incredibly flavorful. And at a session ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (108) - Minneapolis, - DEC 6, 2014
Thick white head that wants to hang out for a while. Not much aroma, pretty easy going down. Decent lager.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1615) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Can. Slightly hazy light orange color with thin head. Aroma of corn and sweet malt. Taste is refreshing and crisp not much hop but a nice slight sweet malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
16 ounce can courtesy of AWISLguy, opened Halloween 2014. Trick or treat! Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium sized foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of doughy malt, spicy and grassy hops. The taste is grainy malt, doughy malt, apple, grassy hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, decent balance. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (164) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Tap at Pub 42. Pours clear golden color with minimal head. Smells of wheat and grass. Taste a little sweet with the hops in the backround. Dry finish...easy drinking. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Can thanks to Will. Poured into a red solo cup. Ice cold cooler temp. Banana lager esters on the nose. Freezes my nose the harder I inhale. Crackery malts. Nice carb. Slightly dry. Looks cloudy. Tastes like a dry biscuit without butter or jam. Did I mention it’s cold?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Draft. Light golden body with a frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of grass, toasted grain, herbs. Hint of floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clean malts, grass taste in finish. Solid dortmunder.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is citrus, decent lager overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1426) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
A little sweet on the profile, thin body, doesn’t seem to take advantage of the fresh hop nature of canning such a beer. However, kudos for packaging it in pint cans, and a clean refreshing finish. Sessionable.


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