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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1658) - Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Tap - small foamy head, bright gold color, crisp balanced aroma and flavor, good light drinkable beer for lunch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarleyFife (9) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
Hellagood. Light body and gorgeous golden color. Refreshing and quaffable. Purchased a draft at Rockwood bar in Ely, MN.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (777) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
On tap. Pours a hazy gold with a white head and lots of lacing. It has a nice bread and malt aroma, with a clean taste that is biscuit and malt up front and a dry finish over a medium body. Drinkable and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1883) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes clean and crisp. Good summer beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1167) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
16oz can pours a golden color with a bit of head. Notice flavor as expected for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Can at home. Aroma of sweet wet dough and dried beans. Sweet crackery Pils malt, grain, floral, super clean finish with appreciated low bitterness. Great example of a kind of mundane style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2015
Can. Pours gold, light haze, big white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of grassy/floral hop, bready malt. Taste is lightly bitter, sweet, grassy, grainy. Palate is lightly slick, sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2015
Can at home, picked up in Minneapolis. Pour is clear golden with a big white head and sticky lacing. Grainy, mineral, somewhat grassy, chalky, doughy and floral hoppy aroma. Taste is straw, biscuit, light lemon, some grass, floral hops, and minerals with a crisp finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Easy drinking and crushable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Pleasant cereals envelop this Helles’s subtle herbal hops in a polished and super drinkable example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty pale golden.
-Carbonation is prickly and does not evoke classic Helles served in Germany.
-Hops are subdued, as they should be.
-Malts don’t necessarily point to Germany either, but they are nicely developed from aroma to finish.
-Mouthfeel is lean, leading to high drinkability.

On tap at Links Taproom, Chicago.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2260) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Clear golden with a white head. Toasted malt, bread, floral notes. Lightly sweet and dry in the finish. Nicely refreshing. I could easily session these all day long.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2181) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2015
tall can shared with hakes and his co worker jeremy, Hazy gold beer, small white head. Light.floral hop bitterness. good


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