DalzAle (1898) - 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.
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Seviinth anniversary party.
Pours a deep red with very little white head. Smell is dry and fruity, some banana but mostly citrus. Taste is bananas up front, with some rye spiciness, a pleasant biscuity malt flavor, and a slightly bitter citrus rind finish. Has a nice, velvety mouthfeel from the combination of wheat and oats. Doesn’t taste like it’s 12.5%.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 7th anniversary party. Reddish brown pour with a minimal off-white head. Aroma has a little wheaty funk, but is still dominated by the biscuit and dark fruit malt notes. The flavor verges on cloyingly sweet, with the malt really taking over, but this is tempered nicely at the finish by the brett, which adds some welcome sourness/funk. Good beer, and very easy drinking considering 12.5%. Looking forward to seeing what next year holds for Surly.