csaso (937) - Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - small foamy head, bright gold color, crisp balanced aroma and flavor, good light drinkable beer for lunch
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oneeighthcuban (92) - - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet, has a aroma of malts and biscuit/bread. Very drinkable and smooth, has a bread like flavor to it. Nothing crazy here, but a really solid drinkable beer.
devman171 (166) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Pours clear yellow with low head, aroma is bready and yeasty, taste is smooth with a little bitterness and smooth finish, not bad
tom10101 (1055) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (1 pint). Thanks to johnsense! Clear yellow with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma is of pilsner malt, lemon zest, grassy hops and grains. Taste is fresh and grassy with pilsner malt, bread notes and slight citrus. Slight bitter finish. Crisp and fresh mouthfeel. Medium body. Extremely drinkable. A very good lager!
Ed5388 (520) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can thanks to khoffman43. Pours a clear golden yellow color with small fizzy white head. Aroma of bready malts and some citrus. Taste starts out with some orange flavors followed up with some carmel notes, and little more citrus.
iabeerguy (381) - Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The style of this beer isn’t one that is often talked about currently. IPAs, barrel-aged, sours, are dominating headlines with most craft beer drinkers but if you want to try different styles and try them when they are done right, I think Surly can be proud of this beer. This could also quite possibly be a great transition beer for those looking to get into the craft beer world. Rumblings of Surly wanting to expand a bit continues through the midwest and here’s hoping that they make it south to the lovely state of Iowa.
Purchased at: France44.com
Pour: Golden straw color with a thick white head.
Aroma: Bread, yeast, light citrus.
Flavor: Lots of breadiness with lemon and bit of hops.
Ratebeer.com rating: 90/100
Beeradvocate.com rating: 88/100
My recommendation: A great beer for the style, extremely drinkable. Surly continues to do things and if you can get up north to Minnesota to get some, buy a bunch, or order from france44.com.
crowderm (357) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like a good lager, but I think Surly has missed the mark a bit on this one. The grainy/corny malt flavors are too prominent. Not enough hop bitterness to clean things up. Feels a bit watery on the tongue. Not bad, but not the greatest.
TimE (2586) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet malty backbone with honey and cereal note. Ample hops with linger bitter finish where the hops just go on and on. Lovely.
tcane7 (807) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a cloudy light gold with thick, soft fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet hay, citrus, tropical fruit. Taste is standard lager yeast, hay with some tasty mango and citrus hop notes but not enough for you to forget it is a lager.
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet. Hoppy. Light. SO DRINKABLE. You could "session the shit out of this" - Katie Burk. Such like drink ability. Only slight hoppy bitterness. Sweet sweetness. So good.
ketchepillar (984) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Aroma is plain graininess. Flavor: sweet. Grainy and corny. A bit sulphury.