callmemickey (4549) - 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. 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 I’m making. 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. FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - 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. Reynolds314 (3459) - 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.
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Tallboy can,’now that’s what I’m talking about. Big saaz presence. Delicious malts, dry clean finish 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). 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. wedgie9 (2702) - 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. CanIHave4Beers (4187) - 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... it’s pretty enjoyable beer.