HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
drpimento (2482) - 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 (1131) - - 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 (133) - 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 (785) - 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 (1918) - 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 (1207) - 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.
scarletfire65 (1106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at home. Aroma of sweet wet dough and dried beans. Sweet crackery Pils malt, grain, floral, super clean finish with appreciated low bitterness. Great example of a kind of mundane style.
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours gold, light haze, big white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of grassy/floral hop, bready malt. Taste is lightly bitter, sweet, grassy, grainy. Palate is lightly slick, sweet finish.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home, picked up in Minneapolis. Pour is clear golden with a big white head and sticky lacing. Grainy, mineral, somewhat grassy, chalky, doughy and floral hoppy aroma. Taste is straw, biscuit, light lemon, some grass, floral hops, and minerals with a crisp finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Easy drinking and crushable.