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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Surly Mild is a session ale brewed with pale ale, caramel and chocolate malts. Light brown in color with malt forward flavors of sweet toasted bread and cocoa are balanced by a crisp hop finish. A post holiday session ale? What’s a session ale you ask? It is a low alcohol beer packed with color and flavor, designed for a “session” of multiple servings


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redbeard3 (107) - - APR 17, 2014
Very little aroma, maybe a little malt. Leaves your mouth with a slight lemon tartness in the aftertaste. Notes of bitter chocolate and coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3575) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2014
On Draught at El Bait Shop, multiple times.
Pours a nice brownish red with a small head and lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nutty & earthy in a nice mossy, woodsy, rich soil... kind of way. The roastiness is light but very well integrated. The beer is aromatic & inviting in every way.

The flavor is very nutty & rich. It’s lightly sweet but satisfyingly bitter. The roastiness is mild but ever-present. Everything is well balanced & well rounded.

Very enjoyable beer, sessionable, but at the same time very flavorful & not thin or watery in any way.
Right up my alley.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
[Tap] Tried a pint of this at a recent Surly tap takeover. Pours an even brown color with a nice looking head. Aroma consists of cocoa powder, toasted grains and some caramel. Taste of toasted breads, caramel, hazelnut and earthy hops. Good lacing. Nice mouthfeel for the style. Well done!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2014
Milds, like the cream ale are generally boring, this one is not good amounts of bready malty goodness lightly toasted, smooth finish and nice deep color. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2986) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
On tap and shaker served at Warren’s Ale House in Wheaton, IL., showing a clear & bright, walnut hue, with frothy & persistent, tan head foam, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The nose was toasted, with a touch of roastiness, nuttiness, caramel, & toffee. Light to medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste continued the aroma notes plus mellow malt and low to moderate earthy & roasty bitterness. The nose outshined the taste, but altogether was a sessionable, clean, & crisp, light Brown Ale, that also paired well with the quesadilla appetizers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1724) - Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Tap - small foamy head, nice medium amber color, sweet malty/bready aroma and flavor, some nutty notes, fair hop balance, smooth drinking - pretty good for a mild ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9545) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft, it starts very grainy and toasty, more carbonation tthan expected. As it warms it gets more coffee-like notes. Its decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pablo951 (518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Had it on tap at Northdown. Pours a beautiful deep clear copper color with a beige head. The bark us worse than its bite as far as aroma vs taste. Strong coffee malty alcoholy aroma with a very smooth and mild taste. Things to make you go hmmm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1621) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at paramount room. Poured dark red with min ring of head. Aroma of malt. Light carb med bod. Sweet light roast malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2281) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Malty amber pour with a slight head. Slight malty nose. Some slight lacing as well as I enjoy the beer. Toast, just a touch of hops and slight bitterness on the finish. Sessionable for sure.


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