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Surly Mild
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RATINGS: 104   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge, Lisle, IL. Aroma:Nicely malty and dark. Appearance:Brown in color, ok head. Taste:Tons of dark malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee. This tastes hugely malty. Palate:Medium body, good carbonation. Overall:Fantastic tasting beer, refreshing and flavorful. As a homebrewer, I find this beer reminiscent of prefermented wort.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (2888) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Cask version at Night of the Living Ales 2010. Amber brown and a fairly big head for a cask ale (which means slightly more bubbles on top). I really enjoyed this one. Biscuity malt is really full in the nose and just a twinge of roastiness. Pleasantly light in flavor but not at all watery. This style does wonderfully on cask. More carbonation might make this come off as too thin. Finishes w/ a mild bitterness. At least at the festival, this stuff came off as way better than Surly Darkness both for their respective style and in general.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draft at The Happy Gnome. Pours deep cola black, with a thin off-white head, and ropey lacing. Nose is spicy cocoa, with light coffee and gentle hops. Just a wonderfully well-rounded nose. Flavours of root beer, toffee, bright hops, nice smoke, fudge, and coffee. Just beautifully put together, and at 4% I think I might be in love just a little bit!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
had about 4 pints of this at firkin in libertyville. pours a clear dark copper with a medium offwhite head. aroma of maple syrup, chocolate and coffee. fresh dough, chocolate, roased nutes. awesome. crisp clean. super refreshing. want more beers like this. great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from tap into pint. Appearance: Very dark mahogany with thin off-white head. Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, smoke and caramel. Taste: Espresso, chocolate, nuts, smoke and caramel. Fairly dry despite the relative lack of hops. Palate: Moderate carbonation, light body, very dry finish. Overall: Extremely drinkable and a decent amount of flavor and complexity. Brewers should make more beers like this. Damn you Omar and Todd, can this now!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2008
On draught at the Happy Gnome in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a clear reddish amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has excellent retention and thick/spotty lacing. Aroma of fruity caramel malt, a touch of tart pears, toffee and some citrus hops. Taste is smooth, medium bodied, very light carbonation with a fruity/caramel malty flavor. Finish is just as creamy and smooth as its taste along with a semi-dry finish, a light mild bitterness that quickly clean cuts to a crisp aftertaste. Another excellent brew by the Surly guys.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Draft. Served at Cafe 28 on 1/31/11 by Todd Haug himself for the celebration of 5 years of business. Poured into a snifter a dark brown color with a nice 2 finger tan head, at first I thought I had been given Bender but the aroma soon made me realize I was given the correct beer. The aroma is more pungent than I would have expected with a light roast coffee and chocolate nose. Medium/Light mouthfeel. Very robust flavor with the roast and coffee notes, some mild bitterness as well. Very flavorful and enjoyable. I really wish this was one that they did all year round.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2238) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
on tap, has a nice dark brown color with a pillowy off white head. Aroma is strong with nuts with and chocolate malt. Taste is very nutty and smooth with hints of coffee and chocolate. very well crafted session beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3307) - 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.


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