TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, 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 (1032) - 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 (655) - 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 (1342) - 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 (2078) - 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 (245) - 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 (1552) - 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.
DalzAle (1984) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.