HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this as an extra surprise in a trade with khoffman43. Pours brilliantly clear gold with a thick head that hangs around. Aroma is grainy and hay with some grassiness. Taste is sweet maltiness with very little bitterness and the mouthfeel is light with average carbonation. Very drinkable, on par with most light craft lagers but doesn’t really stand out. Would be better on a hot summer day.
jbuskirk (698) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hell yes. Wow, did I really have to do that? Of course I did. While this beer is certainly lighter-bodied and more simplistic than other Surly beers, that doesn’t mean it’s lower quality. Not at all. Hell has a beautiful bread-like lager yeast aroma with clean hops. Flavor has that too but with a clean feel and some refreshing crispness from the hops. This is the type of beer I would take (and drink) anywhere right from the can.
HuskerTan (982) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Bready, caramel, malty, slightly sweet, cereal.
A- Yellow color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Biscuits, caramel, malty, grains, slightly sweet.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, bready finish.
O- A little unexciting. Just not really my type of beer. It managed to impart a little flavor on the palate but again, not much.
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light yellow pour. Aroma hay grain. tastes deep grain, some bite of alcohol. slight grassy floral notes from hops.
drpimento (2496) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance, body, and aroma aren’t bad, but didn’t care for flavor too much. The malt and hop combo clashed leaving me with off flavors. One time only for me.
Mark_Eck (1225) - - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste are light sweet with malts and some grassiness.
felsenpils (134) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
16 ounce can. The 4-pack costed me $8.99 plus sales tax. I poured this one slowly so as to leave any yeast sediment in the can. Deep golden color with a white head. The carbonation looks to be quite high as I can see CO2 bubbles rising like crazy in the glass. The aroma is perfumy and reminiscent of raspberry. The taste confirms what I smelled, the flavor is dominated by hop oil. Very little malt sweetness in the aftertaste perhaps because the hop oil is overpowering. All in all, a decent American microlager, but not German in any way and very much unlike a Zwickelbier. I guess that for the bunch of hopheads who brew this, Surly Hell would seem rather tame. News flash, guys, German Helles is never dry hopped. This beer is proof to me that Surly should stick to its extreme ales as they do not know how to brew a German lager. Buy some Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold and compare.
BarleyFife (9) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hellagood. Light body and gorgeous golden color. Refreshing and quaffable. Purchased a draft at Rockwood bar in Ely, MN.
high_on_hops (795) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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TXBadger (1967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bule (1277) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can pours a golden color with a bit of head. Notice flavor as expected for the style.