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RATINGS: 452   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badaxe (4) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011 does not count
Pours light golden from the can, minimal head that fades quickly. Initial aromas of light malty sweetness, a touch of DMS. Light body and with a clean and crisp malt profile and little to no hop profile, maybe a touch of hop spiciness on the back of the tongue. Effervescent with a short malty aftertaste. Well done to style, a good example of a German helles lager.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1713) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A hazy, yellow pour with a frothy, white head. The aroma is well balanced with bread and earthy notes. The light body has a thin texture with lively carbonation. The taste begins mildly sweet, then becomes more bitter into the finish which is quick and dry. It light and refreshing, yet flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
Canette de 16 oz. Armes de houblon herbac et pic, lgre touche citronne et soupons de souffre. Robe blonde trs ple et trouble, effervescence moyenne et peu de mousse. En bouche, la bire se montre plutt mince, mais elle dveloppe tout de mme des notes cralires intressantes. Le houblon est relativement aromatique, contribuant principalement des notes pices. Discrtes notes sulfureuses provenant de la levure. Finale assez douce, prsentant une dlicate amertume houblonne. Une belle bire de soif.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Can, as pictured. Pours a clear, crisp, bubbly golden yellow and has a simple taste to it. Some straw, some malt, but very drinkable. Definitely a lawnmower beer. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7656) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Can shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Grassy and earthy hop nose with notes of tangerine and malt. Malty flavor with apricot and citrus character along with grassy hops before a stone fruit (apricot and peach) finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head which does not last long. Aroma is quite mild with hints of hops and grain. Flavor is also mild yet complex with light hops, malt, grain, citrus, grass, and fruity notes. Light, creamy body with medium carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Appearance: clear straw pours with a beautiful white head which fades into a solid thin film, slightly thick along the edges.
Nose: breads, grains both husked and whole. Green grass damp with dew. Lemon essence followed by lemon peel.
Palate: clean with a beautiful keller lager personality. Soft doughy mouthfeel lingers long, soft, and creates a craving for homemade bread straight from the oven. Green grass and lemon in the middle. Crunchy grains along the edges, bread crusts. Slow growing bitterness. Solid moist chewy breads underneath with gentle sweetness. Is that key-lime? Lemon peel.
Final Thoughts: a beautiful beer made even more beautiful by the fact that it comes from a can. Should it make a difference? Maybemaybe not. What is important is that the Hell Lager from Surly was delicious. Now if only I could get it in Florida

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Draft at Great Taste. Pours a pale yellow with some faint hazing. White head persists. Nose is really nice, clean and bready pilsner malt coupled with a soft floral hop character. On taste, big and bready malts that make this super drinkable and full of character. The hops range from fruity to floral and the yeast character is very clean. This is a pretty dynamite beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11211) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Can (courtesy of Skyview). Creamy barley malt and hay aroma. Clear golden yellow color with moderate head. Slightly sweet milky barley and mildly bitter hay hops. Very nice - stands up to the best German Hell/Zwickel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
500ml can. It pours a nice golden color with a foamy white head. This is actually one of the best looking American-made helles beers I have seen. The smell is a downer. They dont seem to be using German hops. It is okay in the smell. The flavor again isnt that much in a normal Helles territory. It is a bit sweet for the style and the hop flavors are a bit off. For an American brewery trying to squirm out a Helles lager it is a better attempt than most but American brewers have a lot to learn if they want to make a quality Helles. It is an absolute joke that it is rated so highly style-wise. Americans couldnt pick out the better lager if you pissed in a cup or gave them a Hacker-Pschorr.


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