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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (1978) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (6875) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Some malt and a little light hops here. Pours orange with decent head. Crisp bitter finish. Tap at Jack Rose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (450) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Excellent lighter weight lager that has sublime malt-hop balance--bread and lemon on the aroma and both sweet and bitter taste and finish, with neither to excess. Poured from a can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlisle (415) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Draft. Pours gold with white head. Earthy and grassy aroma. Light bread malt and grassy notes. Some subtle earthy notes in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozzy70 (484) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Sample from can. Pours golden, white head. Aroma was grassy, sweet malts and bread. Taste was sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1014) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Tap at Radisson blu hotel, Minneapolis. Pours light yellow, clear. Sudsy head. Aroma is light citrus hops and lager. Flavor is hoppy lemon, lager. Nice for a lager. But still a lager. Nicely done, Surly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1161) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Beer sample on the surly brewery tour -- great helles, good clarity, color, aroma and flavor. Malty and delish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6760) - Utah, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at Taste of Mill City Tavern
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Mild aroma of pilsner malts and grains. Taste is grainy, doughy and citrus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2765) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Small white head, fair retention and lace. Hazy, gold colored Lager. Nose of wet grains and grass, worty, honey. Body is light, yet full, brisk on the palate, hint oily and coating. Just a lightly sweet, grainy brew with a mild grassy hop backing. Nothing fancy but seems to be well done. Finish is a touch sweet with a slight bitterness but probably right for the style. maltOrama! Can from footbalm! Thanks buddy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2149) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2016
Sample @ Mikkeller bar, Aarhus. Clear golden pour with a frothy off white head. Notes of grains, light syrup, some light smoke and hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (1408) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. Pours clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aromas of sweet wheaty notes, banana, citrussy, sweet orange, pale malt, light yeasty. Taste is sweet, yeasty, pale malty, light zesty, esters.

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