Formerly brewed at Surly Brewing Company
Style: Mead
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Surly Three is our third anniversary beer. Try it first at Winterfest! (Feb 6, 09). Look for it draft only the week of Feb 9, 2009. Brewed with 50% Honey and 50% German Dark Munich malt, fermented with a Belgian yeast strain and aged on toasted White Ash. Lots of honey aroma intertwined with rich caramel-cracker flavors, the White Ash adds a cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla aroma and a dry finish. Smells like bourbon to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Keg @ ABR. Deep reddish pour with a small head. Nose of vanilla, tart fruits. Mellow bugs. Some sour cream. Flavor is similar. Red apple and toast. Pretty oily. raspverry mash and white bread. Barrel and butterscotch. Medium body, soft carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, big time want of mine! Slightly hazy orange brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big honey, caramel, and toffee notes, some slight golden and dark fruit notes, touch of brown sugar. Taste was a mix of honey, vanilla, brown sugary notes into some fruity notes with a touch of fig, slight yeast, finishing sweet. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
I got some of bsuedekum’s pour at GTMW 2013. First thing I tried as I got through the gate, still holding my folding chairs. Pours a murky, lighter golden-brown color with some small bubbles around the inner edge. Lots of honey in this, with mixed fruits (dates, gold raisins), vanilla, toasted brown sugar, and oak. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, sweet, chewy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Happy I got to try this tasty treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2811) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at 2013 GTMW, pours an unclear brown with no carbonation really present and hardly a head at all, the aroma was really sweet with the honey and dark malts, the flavor was much of the same with a huge kick of sweetness with some caramel and sweetness in the finish, interesting but nothing out of this world.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
THis one is smoky and slightly tart, wood notes are there, not too oxidized, fruits and caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2012
On tap at ABR. Best honey beer I think I have ever had. The sweetness is clean with fruit and spice notes and a beautiful crisp finish. I wish I had a basement full of this stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2209) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Dark brown pour with some head. Caramel, sweet and fruity in the aroma and taste. Had been looking forward to this for a while and excited to have it as rating 900! Had this again March 28, 2015 at the Rare Beer Fest. Increased taste, palate and overall by 1 each to get to a 3.9.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Has some super dark fruit scents like wine. Big fruit character and has a wine mouth feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3135) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Pours murky brown with a tan ring of head. Nose has honey that’s sweet without being cloying and dark bread malt with a real nice balance. Taste is teh same--honey/malt mix, real smooth, vanilla, no roastiness, no yeast, no hops. Sweet, but not cloying. Smooth, medium-bodied, with a touch of carbonation. Interesting beer/mead mix--would’ve loved to try this fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled this at ABR this fall. A nice beer, but not on par with the rest of Surly’s beer.

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