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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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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3.2
   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 (2679) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4156) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2011
On draught at Darkness Day
Pours a pretty blonde color with a big head and great lace.

The aroma is very clean, bright, and nicely malty with a good bit of herbal hoppiness.

The flavor is very crisp, moderatley bitter and slightly astringent at first (but this fades). The beer is pretty dominated by a bright malty character throughout & the beer is very clean tasting, refreshing, and enjoyable.

The prickliness of the high carbonation gives a nice mouth feel and a really good backdrop for the herbal hoppiness of this beer.

"Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany" followed by "Hell is filtered" has me sort of scratching my head, but whatever... its pretty enjoyable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Glowing golden cloudy color. Aims of wheat, pale malt and light caramel. Malty, sharp lager taste. Nice and smooth but Syl has present hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2011
16oz can via trade. Pours a nice clean off yellow, looks like a pilsner in appearance. Nice malty aromas, just seems nice towards the end of the season. Clean and crisp palate, a little weight on the finish, but that was good since this beer didnt lack any flavor. Great offering from Surly once again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
16 oz can. Gotta love that. Light amber pour with small head. Smells and tastes like a moderately sweet lager. Hay and honey. Bit of gooiness in the back. Drinkable, but not my fave of the Surlys Ive tasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2012 Can @ home, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Clear, golden appearance with a fluffy, cream colored head. Grassy hoppy, slightly spicy, pale malty, straw aroma. Crisp yet sweet, pale malty, hay, straw, bready, grassy hoppy flavor. Incredibly smooth easy drinking session beer. Id love to have a ma of this beer!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pushkinwow (2718) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Can. Opaque hazy pale orange with a generous white head that fades quickly. Dry, light malts and very mild hops, bit of pepper, grains and earth, very mild. Medium carbonation, light body, mildly sweet, musty and stale, dry finish. Ok but just dont like the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
16oz can. Thanks for sharing Sean! Light malt aroma. Flavors are clean, but not amazing. Clean, bright and vibrant, but not especially unique. A nice version, very traditional, but suprised to see that its not some sort of twisted version. Nicely bready.


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