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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Surly started with homebrewing in the garage. Doomtree making some noise a basement. Careful what you do in your spare time, man. That stuff just might end up taking over your whole life. A decade later, Doomtree meets Surly. Instant crush. We’re both indie and strong-willed. We love Minnesota and we are allergic to focus groups. We don’t have a formal professional outfit between us. We convene at the brewery to scheme. Working in extreme secrecy, we decide to make a beer. Team Surly suggests a “bastardized style” that will build on the classic, but buck convention. Doomtree cannot nod vigorously enough. We know this style. Guided by instinct, we came up with this dark, gold, toasty aromatic, subtly spicy, bitter enough, dry-hopped brew. Best enjoy it cold in a spare room with new friends

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pkbites (998) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Can. Dark orange pour with a beige head that last a lifetime and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Malty, bready aroma is luscious. Then it gets weird. Bitterness is ample but not overpowering. Rye? Spices? Just strange, but overall OK.


3.4
weihenweizen (4143) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can, canned on May 5, 2015 poured into a glass. Cloudy bronze with medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and herbal hops. Held up fairly well for being over a year old.

3.3
Ungstrup (38547) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, hops, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

3.2
ARH (1138) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2016
16 oz can, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a light, bitter herb and caramel mixed with a hint of leather. It pours a clear amber hue with a tan, foam head that exhibits good retention and a light lacing. The taste is a medium bitter and sweet. The oily, thin texture has fizzy carbonation with a medium body. A light floral note starts the flavor palate with a roasted quality, and the finish is sweet caramel with herbs that leaves a mellow floral and herbal aftertaste.

3.3
Pyrmir (6333) - Blattniksele, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Amber with off white head. Aroma of citrus, fresh hops, light wood, grapefruit and spicy pepper notes. Taste is dry, malty, hoppy, wood in various shapes, citrus and pepper

3.6
hackobock (4095) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, green session.

Amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is toffee, orange, pine, floral, grass, light spicy and nutty. Taste is light sweet, light to medium dry bitter with some caramel, grass, pine, spices and orange in the finish.
Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.

3.8
vipinvelp (4554) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Clear ruby, tanned lacing foam head. Strong hoppy aroma and bitter taste. Real bitter also in aftertaste. Kicker beer. (Velp 201512)

3.7
VsXsV (4557) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2015
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. Hazy copper liquid with medium off-whtie head. Aroma of citrus, fresh hops, grapefruit, grain, jenka and white pepper. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of citrus, grapefruit and caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.6
GTAEgeek (2455) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2015
16 oz. can, from the Hy-vee in Osceola, Iowa. Hazy, dark orange, with a big, bubbly, beige head. Nose is caramel apples, brown sugar, orange peel, cardamom, and a bit of rye. Sweet and malty, with a sharp bitterness. Medium to heavy body, grainy and harsh, and a little acidic. This is very aggressive, for an ESB, but still pretty mellow. Good hopping, and relatively complex.

3.6
Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4-pack of cans, thanks to Bacterial for tracking this down for me. Spent my youth livin’ by the Konami code, so couldn’t let this pass by. Appearance: We pull the copper, with creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. Nose: deep caramel and toast. Taste: Surprisingly rich and creamy. Malty but not especially sweet; light bitterness. Hops still contribute some spiciness, even though I only sought this out months after its release. Medium+ body, creamy rich texture, average carbonation. Overall: Odd brew to collaborate on, and the beer itself is less exciting than the idea of a Surly Doomtree collaboration, but pretty happy to have a 4-pack regardless.


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