RateBeer
overall
88
100
style
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (1232) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
If you’re surprised that I love this beer, you probably don’t know me very well. Awesome crackery pilsner malt character with refreshing grassy hop character? Sign me up for a billion, and I could actually drink a billion because this is extremely easy to down.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Straw gold with big, foamy white head / Nose of lemon, grain and spice / Light to medium body, some tartness and sweetness, creamy and resinous, with good balance and fine, bitter, finish / Flavors of lemon, apple, hay, and dry hops / Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Thanks to Scoobydank for this one. I love a good German lager and this was one. Easy to drink refreshing to experience and pretty to look at, that about sums it up. The can poured into a Sam Adams glass produced a great white head that lasted on top of a clear golden yellow body with plenty of bubbles rising from the glass. The aroma’s were the perfect mix of malts yeast and lemony hops. The flavor mimicked the nose but being light and crisp as well A great summer brew glad I got to experience it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pmccallum86 (1) - Savage, USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
Pours a really nice golden yellow straw color with a nice earthy aroma in the nose. Very nice tasting beer, a little lighter and less exciting than what you have come to expect from Surly, but very good. Tastes very similar to a pilsner. Light in body but very tasty, I am a fan.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhiner41 (177) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Easily the most drinkable Surly offering. Light in color but complex in flavor with subtle hoppy notes. Similar to most American lagers in color and taste.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
branallo09 (3) - - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
Fresh grass, vanilla, floral, excellent summer beer. Very very smooth to drink. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (432) - - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a Dark Yellow-Almost Golden color with a soapy head. Nose consists of yeasts, barley, pale malts and biscuits; Likewise for the flavor. Body is light, crisp and mildly carbonated. Easy to drink beer and a great beer to introduce people to craft beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Thanks to Dansting for a can of this one. The body is bright bronze with a light off white head. The nose is herbal and sweet. It has pears and a little hint of mineral earthiness. The body is smooth and a little chewy. There is a flavor of herbs and hints of hay. There is also some peanuts and a little bit of corriander like spice. This is solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Can courtesy of tytoanderso, Pours a gold/copper with a thin off white head. Smells of toasted malt, caramel, some earthy hints, some subtle spicy hints. Tastes of dry malt, a touch of grass, spicy, some fruity hints, earthy. Well rounded and an excellent autumn beer. I wish I could get this one locally.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 35


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50