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RATINGS: 366   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). It’s fiendishly drinkable, and you don’t have to sell your soul to get another.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours a rich golden color. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is crisp, malts, grains, a touch of sweetness. Overall this is a refreshing beer great in the summer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Originally had this in a can, thanks to Bacterial. But, it was delicious and I crushed it before rating. Now it’s unexpectedly on draft in Seattle, and I’m going to punt on it again. Clear gold with offwhite head, great lacing. Fruit, spicy, and eminently crushable. Light body, smooth and easy. 1-word summary: crushable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pint at Mill City. Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small white head. A light banana ester nose. Lemon, biscuit, banana, light spices. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (426) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft pour at the Toronado Seattle opening. Pours a clear yellow with a soft and sweet, light lemon aroma. Nice barley and grain flavors with a good mild hop finish. Usually stay away from lagers, but I’m quite impressed with this one. Nice easy drinking, flavorful beer. Memorable. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
16oz can from Four Firkins. Golden yellow. Aroma of straw and light fruits. Some bread a touch of earth. Smooth. Not a favorite style but very drinkable. The drinkability makes it easy to see why it is one of their two top sellers. 12.6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1248) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nice. Can, on the lake in northern minnesota. Crisp. Generally sweet. Not a style I usually lean towards, but it was really good on a hot day on a cold lake.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft. Golden with thin white head. Aroma of grain and biscuit. Light body, grain, light hop bitterness, and some sweetness with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1873) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
Clear straw yellow... Aroma of light pale malts... Flavor is biscuits and popcorn, crisp mouthfeel... Solid light lager ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pale, barely cloudy yellow. Smell is intense bread, spices, warm toast. A little spicy, hint of banana, slightly sweet. A little oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3041) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2014
Can from the bierkoning, canned on June 2nd 14. Slightly veiled gold pour with white head. Aroma is quite authentic, nice bready pilsner malt, light grassy hop, very light citrusy notes, really light and fresh, smells promising. Taste is hoppy, nice citrusy hoppiness, not IPA like but certainly on the american side of things, very easy drinking, light bready malt flavor, quite dry, very quenching. Palate is light bodied, medium carb. Well done.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Full flavor barely hoppy with notes of wheat grass. Cloudy yellow pour vert drinkable.


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