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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WisconsinBeer (705) - 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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
ivorywhite dense head leaves no lacing. amber colour. aroma is boozy, caramel, honey, strawberry. taste is very salty, boozy, caramel with a wry and sour bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. too bad, the first beer from surly i really dislike. bottle 75cl

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Goodbye world, drinking this after 2 pub stops and a few other beers at home, big thick body which I thoroughly enjoy, massively orange and virgin wood taste rocks good amount of heat in the finish but not unpleasantly so. Good hearty beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Poured from the limited one time release bottle. Nearly 2 years after available (on 06/22/14). Pours a cloudy orange with a off white white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is of floral hops, alcohol and bright refreshing characteristics. Similar to an IPA on a hot day. Taste is boozy with honey, bread and slight caramel. This isnt a bad thing as it is still sweet up front with a slight hops bitterness lingering. Palette is average. Nothing note worthy. Just sharp and awakening. Overall. Incredible. I will continue to search for more bottles. Probably the best beer to come from Surly except for Darkness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle, thnx to Summer Santa. Cheers. Pours a clear orange beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is very strong, oranges, Belgian yeast, red fruits, booze. Flavor is very strong, lots of alcohol and oranges with some apples in the background. Very fruity, loads of yeast and booze. A bit unbalanced and it has a strong alcoholic burn in the finish. Very full, complex but a bit messy. Nice, but tad too old I guess.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing todays beers. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, florar. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, rather sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sherm1016 (1141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at MacKenzie. Pours a crystal clear amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is fruity, peach, plum, acetone. Medium to heavy on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, boozy, a little oak, vanilla, caramel malt, some bread, maybe some dark fruit, raisin, some grass, with a weird, boozy, fruity finish. Not Surlys best effort.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnielsen13 (244) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours orange with a light tan head. Aroma is wood, sweet, citrus, toffee. Flavor is oak, citrus, boozy, some dark fruits. Just okay.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (5816) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
what-a-mess .. . had this a couple of times and age is making it worse .. . boozy and un balanced .. . deep brown tan .. mild foam .. . just a hodgepodge of boozy malts and sticky woody bastards .. . . went to the dentist the other day. he was disappointed...

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Amberish pour. Nose is wood, sweet and boozy. Flavour is hot liquor burn, lotsa wood and sweetness

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Clear deep golden color, small white head. Whitewineish, apple fruity nose. Medium-bodied. Loads of alcohol, very fruity and strong. Booze knock-out. Duh.


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