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Surly Mild
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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (2000) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap at brewery. Pours dark amber brown with a tight off white head that slowly fades to a collar. Aroma is roasted malt veggies and little mild spice and burnt coco. Taste is much the same as above. Palate is medium and finishes chalky. This is not the way I remembered it from last year! Last years was dark brown almost black and hazy with smells of peat chocolate and roasted malt. Something was different!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1201) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Draft at the Blue Nile. Pours a clear, light brown color with a tan head and a little lacing. Aroma is bready, toasty, nutty. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, very nutty, some light bitterness, with a nice, fruity malty finish. Great at 4%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Was hoping this would be one of my go to beers. Didn’t happen. Nice color and lacing. Taste is nice and smooth but it just doesn’t stand out at all. Least favorite surly.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
On tap at Muddywaters in Minneapolis. Not a fan - tastes too watery with no impact on the ole tastebuds.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2805) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On draft during the Surly event at Churchkey in D.C. Review from notes. The beer is a dark, mahogany brown color with hints of auburn when held to the light. The nose brings caramel malt and roast. Bready and light. This is terrific beer. A fine example of the style, and what a session beer can be. Light bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth on the palate. I would definitely have this again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-06-2012

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheHOFF43 (1763) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Sample on a tour. Pours brown, little aroma. Not a fan of this at first sip, would never buy this. Very bland and boring. Pretty much weak malts with no other distinguishable flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2287) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey for the Surly event. Beautiful dark brown pour with a frothy head. Nose is reminiscent of a brown porter with english malt, with that beautiful toffee and caramel but with touches of roast complexity and a bit of nice bready texture and light crispness from the hop bill. Awesome bitter finish, with a creamy vanilla-like mouthfeel. Awesome brew for the style, and for the ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
On tap at Churchkey during the Surly 10-tap event for Omar’s visit to DC. Served in a goblet. Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. There was a good tan head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose brought some roasted malt and a bit of coffee. Good integration that gets even better in the flavor. Packed with beautiful malt notes, especially considering the low abv. Light-medium body with a slight bit of chewiness and nice carbonation. Overall, a really excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Draft. Clear garnet-brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, nut, raisin, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, nut, some raisin, smoke. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Dark brown pour with hints of garnet and a small white head. Delicious lightly toasted and roasted malts with hints of cocoa nib and creaminess. The flavor holds more amply toasted malt with milk chocolate and bakers chocolate in the finish. Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a chalky finish.


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