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.
arminjewell (8462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (3691) - 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 (9996) - 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 (6735) - 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 (18904) - 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.
undsioux7 (835) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep yellow to amber with a medium off white head. Smell makes me think this will be a cloying thick mouthed beer but the taste is lighter with lemony citrus with begian clove yeast and some alchohol.
caesar (5641) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Slight hazy amber color, short head. Flowery aroma, bit spicy, grainy. Bit dry, bit sweet.
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZTX. Bottle Amber color. Perfumed aroma with soft dried citrus
Perfumed flavor, floral with dried citrusfruit. Soft acidic notes. Dry. Slightly alcoholic. Vennel
MrHangover (3098) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of me! Pours a clear amber beer with a medium sized white head on top. Aroma is very malty, some honey, wheaty, boozy. Flavor is very sweet, floral, Big alcoholic, malty base, red fruits going on. Aftertaste is light sweet, not very long. Carbonation is light.. decent beer.
DutchDrebus (4592) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by MrHangover. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells alcohol, glue, malts, sweet. Tastes malts, sweet, some hops, orangepeel, some alcohol, glue. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbo.