BeerKurve (520) - - JUL 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown/red with a filmy brown head. Strong banana smell upfront backed up by cloves, caramel malts and a slight hoppiness. Taste is a strong mix of bananas, rye, oak, cloves, wheat, caramel malts and yeasts; A tiny bit boozy but easy to overlook. Body is on the lighter side along with the carbonation so it goes down pretty easily.
VIBhunter (25) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bottle in to a snifter tasting glass.
Aroma - Very complex. Some smell I was able to detect were banana, bread, dates, floral and spices.
Appearance- Pours light brown, orange, like color. There was about a 2 inches of head with nice lacing. Good carbonation. Once settled in the glass the beer has a amber color.
Taste- Oats, caramel, fruit, and spices.
Palate- Medium to full body. Again like the smell it is complex with a slight sweetness and tartness finish.
Overall- A very strong Belgian beer with a big twist. Someone who likes strong beer this is a great beer. A Belgian with a twist.
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.
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at surly. Aroma is banana, white grapes, and pineapple. Flavor is Belgian yeast, pepper, banana, pineapple, and white wine. Very complex beer, love it!! Can’t wait to try this with age.
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.
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%.
burgy (456) - 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.
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into snifter. I was really impressed with this one. I got plenty of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, wheat, clove, spices, light banana, and an assertive hop aroma. I loved the hops in there. Flavor is similar with a nice but more subtle hop presence that balanced out the heavy Belgian yeast character and maltiness. Great stuff.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at bricks. Pour is clear Amber, thin white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is malty bread, caramel, raisins, fig, slight toast. Taste is plum, raisins, rye with some wheat sweetness, a little rum, cherries, lemon and honey on the back end, some alcohol.
cards04 (2510) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came across this in a very unassuming liquor store in Albertville minnesota when one of the clerks saw me perusing the tiny craft beer selection. I don’t know how he knew I’d be a beer snob. But he came up to me holding a bottle of this. He said we have four bottles in the back and he figured I’d appreciate this. 20 Bucks later I had me this gem. Pours a nice amber with white head. Sweet candy, caramel, and some banana aromas. Boozy flavours with nice hop presence. Sweet candy and caramel. A sipper to say the least. Excellent.