BVery (5437) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Deep orange - amber pour with a white head. Very malty. Some dark fruit. Smooth, nice palate. Very good!
TheHOFF43 (1603) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with ms. hoff. Pour is dark red/brown, some white head. Lots of banana on the nose, cloves as well. Flavor is malts, spice, and rye with the aftertaste of cloves. A little boozy, nothing special. Hoping some age helps this a bit, I bought 112 bottles...
valderwort (7) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can’t get enough of surly’s Belgian style beers. this compares very similarly to the blue Chimay.
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cracked this bottle and poured into a pint glass with a buddy. Fruity aroma and taste. Decent Belgian style.
camborne (630) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clove and dark fruit nose. Liked the different grain flavors that played off each other nicely. good BSA with some nice Brett funk. Overall not my favorite surly
Atom (1191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BLB pours a dark amber/brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel, with slight clove and yeast. Taste of dark fruits, dates, raisins, has some floral and citrus hops, caramel malts, rye and wheat present, with a touch of Belgian yeast and alcohol. Belgian yeast was subdued which I like, was drinkable for a BSA for me, but I’m pretty indifferent to this none the less.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Panino Brothers, in a pint glass, dark amber/brown pour. Aroma of wheat, yeast, some dark fruit, raisins, light caramel. Taste is yeasty, some sweet raisin, booze kick, can't wait to try in a year.
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Nought (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
$20? 20? I stood at the checkout desk until 8:05pm (they close at 8).
Great artwork. Geometrical/spiritual art approach to SeVIIn. The Aroma is very Belgian, but with a hint of unusual, airy-citrus qualities. I smelled it for at least 2 minutes before drinking. The twist was great.
Poured into an appropriate glass, it seemed to have an IPA’ish head: thicker bubbles, etc. Amber, like most Surly’s, a bit lighter.
Taste: great. Again, it had a midwestern-American style twist that just seemed to complete the beer so well. A decent Belgian through a proven midwestern looking-glass. Or backwards. Palate: clean, with a creamy rye-ish, citrus taste on finish. Not the highest quality pour, cleanest beer, but...what are you asking for, at that point?
Overall: worth the $20. Buy two. Sell one in a few months. No joke.
bnielsen13 (210) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red with a light white head. Aroma is banana, citrus, bread. Flavor is citrus, bananas, bread and little funky. Hides the alcohol pretty well. Not bad.
Bacterial (1054) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish dark amber pour with some white head. Spicy Belgian aroma with dark fruits. Citrus hops give way to malt and a touch of funk / twang then finishing dry with some bitterness. Props for trying something new.