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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. This one has been sitting since I picked it up last Fall. Color is a pale orange with almost no head. Soft malts and a bit of dry hops and wood on the back end followed by a massive alcohol kick that warms the throat. Its not a bad beer, but holy shit it packs a wallop. Seems to have mellowed nicely by sitting for awhile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3731) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap at CBC 2013. Pours a clear orange with a small off-white head. Quite bitter with a moderate sweetness. Hoppy aromas of pine. Lots of alcohol. Medium bodied. Almost no carbonation. Long bitter finish. Too much alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1750) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Thanks to my old Secret Santa for this bomber. Hazy, orange color, with a small, bubbly, beige head. Toffee, cereals, orange peel, and caramel. Sweet, with a strange bitterness and off sourness. Very heavy body, sticky, acidic, and syrupy. This is a very strong beer, but it has an off flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4979) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is very fruity mango pineapple pear barrel vanilla and spice. Taste is more of the fruit combo along with a barrel presents vanilla toffee and nice cereal malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1022) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy orange-amber pour with a thick off-white head. Caramel, honey, woody notes, an interesting spiciness and funky character - kind of like cedar. A slight boozy hotness, but less than expected at 15%. Pretty nice, but a bit odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - AUG 13, 2015
From tap. Clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, alcoholic, perfume notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (5822) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; cold deep orange pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet marmalade, taste is really big booze, tangerine, sweet toffee, some apple, nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiveacestx (904) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle - I needed a high ABV drink after spending 10 minutes trying to get past the f***ing wax on the top of the bottle. Has a dirty orange plum look to it. Dark fruit taste, some spices and alcohol. Probably would have been better a few years ago when I bought it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (1243) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a light clear orange. The aroma is sweet and spicy mix. The taste has some booze to it, but a good mix. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (7959) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity malt and wheat. Medium mouth, dark fruit, caramel with a strong booze presence, good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Arguably one of the worst beers I have ever had. Unintentionally funky (infection maybe)? Not sure what is up with this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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