WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color, very little carbonation. Flavor is mild soft malt, some earthy dry wood notes, and mellow hops. Oak flavor isn’t prominent but the aging seems to have really softened the edges pretty well. I appreciate Surly Co’s. continued experimentation and limited releases.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very hazy/murky copper tinted gold with very little head. Just a bit of white lacing. Aroma is yeast and hops with cider notes. Sweet aroma-hints of sugar and caramel. Flavor- hops are smoother in this than the regular cynic. Almost a creamier caramelized flavor and body to the beer and palate. Medium body carbonation . Fairly light.