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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Finally, a Surly beer my German mother will drink. She says this one tastes like a bier from back home. Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany, Hell is our filtered and fermented with lager yeast, American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma. The color is well... hell (Deutsch for light). Its fiendishly drinkable, and you dont have to sell your soul to get another.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Surly Hell pours clear golden color. Nice fluffy white two finger head. Great retention and minimal lacing. Smell is what you usually expect from a lager. Well most lagers, Southern Tier Krampus is a exception to the rule =) The smell is grainy, malty, and grassy. I also picked up a bit of a fruity aroma. Very sweet aroma and very malty. Taste really isnt much to write home about. Dont expect a huge flavorful ale kind of taste here. Because well thats not what they were trying to do here. They tried to create a nice sessionable and enjoyable brew and they did a hell of a job doing so. Up front from me what the grassy hoppy flavor followed by the nice little fruity taste. The ending is mostly a yeasty and bready grainy taste. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. Like I said sessionable. I could pound down a six pack of this stuff and not even blink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (4531) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Medium golden-straw body. Large creamy egg-shell white head that quickly receded after the pour. Spotty lacing. S: Light bready malts... croissants... light floral and lemon-citrus hop bitterness. Fairly subdued. T: Many of the same notes from the nose, manifested at a higher intensity. Bright floral hop bitterness, lemon zest, croissant-like bready malts, and slight yeast hints. M: Smooth, light-medium bodied... low to moderate carbonation... nice crisp and clean finish. O: a little light in the aroma department but all around nice and refreshing... with warm days around the corner, this is a good choice for roof top drinking... the can is a plus.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Pint Can Thanks to a trade with Mr. Christian. Smells terrific, light hop and sweet malt. Tastes a little less sweet than the smell leads to perceive. Light in color and on the palate. Easy drinking and will pair well with the pasta carbonara Im making.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Fresh yeast bread on the nose with strong grass notes. Pours golden blonde. Fresh grassy hops upfront with hints of honey. Finishes v Balanced and crisp. Great session beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a hazy straw yellow color with a medium sized fizzy white head that faded quickly and left minimal lacing. The aroma was tangy, grassy and lightly floral. The flavor was tangy with some bread, grass, perfume and nut. The finish was medium length nut, bread and floral hops. Light body. Eh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3426) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Aint nuttin wrong with this guy. This is the perfect clean crisp beer for macro beer drinkers that dont want to stray too far from the teet but still want to try a quality brew. Well done with great hop character and perfectly smooth crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (6005) - Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Tallboy can,now thats what Im talking about. Big saaz presence. Delicious malts, dry clean finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Can to glass. A pretty tasty beer. Nice blonde pour with a large white head. Floral and slightly grassy aromas. Clean and crisp. Well carbonated. Great for a hot day whether working outside or barbecuing with good friends (i suppose this would even be great with crappy friends).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Completes my ratings of the Surly 16 oz cans. Clear yellow straw with a fading white head. Pretty bland, smells like dough. Medium light with soft carb. Clean, hints of lemon, slightly sweet, grain and toast. Closer to heaven than hell; very nice lager.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2701) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Tasted on 11/6/11 from a 16oz can, canned 7/8/11, sent to me by SourNotes. Pours clear dark yellow with an average white head that slowly recedes to a thin collar of lace with just a thin spot of lace in the center. The nose is wheaty, corny malt with white bread, and hints of citrus and light resin malt. The flavor is lightly sweet wheaty, corn, and white bread malt, with the nicely bitter citrus and resin hops coming through much more than the nose would have suggested. The body is light with a somewhat oily texture, average carbonation, and a long white bread malt, and pleasantly bitter citrus peel hops finish.


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