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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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). It’s fiendishly drinkable, and you don’t have to sell your soul to get another.

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3.8
George999 (455) - Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Can - the pour is a pale straw colored beer with a white head that is thick and lingers. The aroma is yeast almost like a champagne yeast, with hints of melon and citrus. The taste is malty, slightly bitter, not sweet and very clean. The finish is clean, light malts and a slightly bitter finish. Overall this is a solid lager, clean flavors a straightforward beer.

3.3
Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Poured from a can, thanks to Brian and Kristin. Pours golden with a white head. The aroma is sweet maltiness, honey. The flavor is similar, a noticeable sulfur character. The bitterness is high and it lingers making this beer a little difficult to enjoy fully as I am drinking it.

3.3
asheft (3062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
Can in Mall of America, Cantina Laredo. Sweet, grainy pilsner malt aroma with a little delicious apple and herbal hops. Almost clear gold under a quickly diminishing white sheet. Flavour is very clean with sweet pilsner malt, followed by bitter grain and a moderate apple accent. Medium light body, medium carbonation, fairly smooth.

2.9
Ernest (7660) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Can (Sep 01, 2016 canning). Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, apricot), with light notes of gum, pineapple juice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic. It mostly resembles an Americanized Koelsch, or even a sweet APA or blonde ale...Helles and certainly Zwickel/Kellerbier is pushing it pretty far beyond its outward character (despite certainly being unfiltered). Simple/mild malt profile...it’s more hoppy and estery than malty. And yes, it’s got a pretty distinct fruity/estery ale-like character, not very lager-like to me at all. Even Stone Wussie is more authentic smelling than this. It’s not a bad beer, though, and while the sweetness lingers too long into the finish, there is just enough bitterness to at least keep it drinkable.

4.3
ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Right up there with Dortmunder Gold as my favorite Helles from the Great Lakes region. Malty and medium bodied. Perhaps a bit too hop forward, but the balance is pretty spot on regardless. Great session beer. Tried at the Homy Inn in 2016.

2.5
MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Grain and bread malts, light floral hops. Clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Heavy bitter. Remains bizarrely bitter, some grass, lively carbonation. Not my thing, not liking the taste and palate. Can at the brewery, Minneapolis.

3.7
tompete (331) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours almost clear gold with a fine off white head. Aroma is noble hops and Pilsner malt. Flavour is crisp and bitter with a slightly estery finish.

3.3
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Nothing groundbreaking here, but as far as style goes, it nails it. Seems like this would be a good afternoon crusher. Doughy, sweet, refreshing.

3
svandyke (231) - USA - JUL 27, 2016
16 oz can; Rochester MN- Pours a nice light color with nice white head. Not a lot of nose but there is a bit of light bread. Pretty good light crisp taste with a lot of linger sweetness

3.4
phranq (174) - - JUL 24, 2016
Pale gold pour. Lingering white head. Grassy malty aroma. Mild taste, refreshing bubbles. All around good german style lager.


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