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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Continuing our quest to despoil and desecrate conventional beer styles, we’re raiding Trappist traditions to produce this Belgian Style Ale brewed with Rye, Oats and Wheat. Our first beer EVER brewed with Wheat! Belgian yeast creates classic clove-spiced banana aroma and flavor. Dry hopping brings floral and citrus aromatics to the biscuity-smooth malt body.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valderwort (7) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
I can’t get enough of surly’s Belgian style beers. this compares very similarly to the blue Chimay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Cracked this bottle and poured into a pint glass with a buddy. Fruity aroma and taste. Decent Belgian style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1331) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nought (1) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013 does not count
$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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (244) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1501) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1973) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber/brown pour, small ring of carbonation, some light lacing on the top and an aroma of cloves and bananas. Flavor is good and malty, more decently agressive spice, rye notes and finished with a little more clove and some medicinal flavors. I wanted to like this beer more, but something about this just didn’t hit the sweet spot for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Had at Surlys release party! Such a solid Belgian style! Lots of typical Belgian to this, bread, banana, clove, and a spicyness/ funky jazz from the Brett used in it. Really surprised me.


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