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.
Leighton (14836) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CBC 2013 - Copenhagen. Pours clear orange with a white cream head. Yeasty dough in the nose, light banana. Big sweet flavor with rich bready malts, candi sugars, dough. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Sticky-sweet finish with lightly toasted dough, more yeast, fruits. Nice one, in that big, clumsy and sweet way.
jeremyh70 (915) - Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light caramel color with a minimal off white head and lacing. Aroma has some sweetness with clove and caramel. Taste has done sweetness also with clove and light banana. Can taste the oats and wheat.
kambei70 (811) - - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a frothy off white head. Aroma is slightly funky and yeasty with dark fruit notes. Taste is incredibly boozy but has nice dark fruit and a little clove and citrus. Palate is full with a sharp boozy bite at the end.
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RichTheVillan (4883) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; hazy copper pour with a frothy beige head, aroma is wheat, taste is sweet, hint of tangerine, promudung.
djd07 (6507) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is toasted malt, clove, and dark fruits. Medium mouth, fruity malt, banana, spice, light dry finish, good.
arminjewell (8760) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy golden pour with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, cracker, white fruit into sweet white grape, hints of yeasty, doughy notes with a hint of peppery, slight grassy notes. Taste was a mix of grass, pepper, spice into a bit of earth, some sweet cracker, bread, biscuity notes with a hint of white fruit, finishing spicy, sweet, slight booze.
SlovakSniper (4046) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Un col de mousse sur une robe orange brûlée. Des arômes de caramel fruité, de toffee, de sucre candi, d’épices, d’alcool et de médicaments. Des saveurs très douces, fruitées, artificielles et rendues amères par l’alcool. Un corps assez épais mais bien aéré. Une finale chaude et plutôt douce. Rien vraiment pour me plaire ici.
hopscotch (10228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours lightly hazed and Longhorn-orange with a small, creamy, white head. It’s mostly gone in a flash, but not entirely. The aroma offers toffee, pear and a whisper of clove. No banana ester here. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor features sweet toffee and crusty bitterness. Boozy and mildly phenolic. Chest-warming finish. This is one of the better American-brewed Belgian-style beers I’ve tried in a good while. My score indicates that even the best-brewed attempts still make me wish Americans would stop trying to brew dubbels, quads and trippels like Belgians.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, syrupy thick orange pour. very sweet. Tropical fruit heavy, touches of banana & cloves. Thick mouthfeel. Extremely sweet, decent but only a few oz is necessary
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.