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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Surly Brewing is celebrating its sixth year by releasing our strongest beer yet - SYX. The 15% ABV Strong American Ale, aged on six different types of wood and features some demonic artwork by Michael Berglund on the bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbark10 (1) - - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Second time tasting syx. Booziness went completely away. Lemony and refreshing with a great aroma. Wish I had a couple more bottles!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1067) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle pour. Tons of alcohol flavor and power here. May be the first time Iíve said this, but this particular beer could benefit from turning down the ABVs. Respectable beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Minnesota Winterfest 2013. Gold color with a medium head. Very boozy aroma with strong medicinal hops. Quite a slick mouthfeel. Strong sugar. Very lightly tart. A bit of wood character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7895) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Winterfest 2013. Very bold booziness, with some wood and spice. Decent brew, but I was hoping for a little more out of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (982) - - JAN 12, 2013
A sipper. Orange pour, massive head. Tangerine, booze, sugar in aroma. Sweet up front, tangerine, overripe peach, alcohol, grapefruit, honey. Medium body, nice carbonation. A fair bit of heat from the alcohol. if youre thinking of aging this, probably a wide move. As in your face as Poochy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5588) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus (mostly orange), light caramel, toffee, grapefruit, and wood. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and oranges. The finish has light lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, and oak. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Old rating. [Bottle, shared by Guerde] Pours amber with almost no head. Aroma has a huge lemon poppyseed character which bursts out of the glass. The taste is an absolute booze bomb. Industrial cleaner and the weird lemon is there again. Wow, Iím glad to have tried this, but it is an absolute trainwreck. Drainpour. Definitely appreciate you sharing the bottle though, Andy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Big bubbly head and lacey. Hoppy, fruity with tart fruit skins. Orange, sugar, tangerine. Very strong melange, a sour finish. A big beer. A kitchen sink of a beer that can be sipped only. Thanks Johnsense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Clear light reddish amber. Aroma of fruits. Impressive flavours of grapes and tangerines. Alcohol 15% noticeable but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Waxed bottle. Poured a hazy orangish/amber color with an off white head. Woody, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, boozy, and fruity. Yeah the booze was there, but it is 15% and I did not find it overly boozy (does that mean I have a problem?).

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