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RATINGS: 379   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). Itís fiendishly drinkable, and you donít have to sell your soul to get another.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2459) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2015
16 oz can pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, hay and some pine. Taste is grain and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (564) - - DEC 29, 2014
Pint can shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt. Pours a clear bright golden yellow with lasting wisp of head. Aroma is sweet corn and bread yeast, very pleasant actually. Flavor is same with mild spicy metallic note in the finish. Thin bodied, active carbonation, lasting sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2729) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Can from Adam. Thanks bro. Clear golden body with an inch of white head. Aromas of fruity esters, corn, lager yeast. Light and fruity. Mild sweetness finishing with a dash of hop bitterness. Easy drinking. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6905) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1382) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Easily one of the best lagers Iíve had. Incredibly, incredibly flavorful. And at a session ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (133) - Minneapolis, - DEC 6, 2014
Thick white head that wants to hang out for a while. Not much aroma, pretty easy going down. Decent lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1665) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9264) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (179) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
djd07 (3976) - 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 itís cold?

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