RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
The aroma is light, crisp, and sweet. The color is light straw yellow with a white bubly head. It is light in body and mouthfeel for a lager. It is a bit sweet and goes down smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7849) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
16oz can pours a crystal clear, straw yellow with a thin, creamy white head. Nice, grassy, malty aroma, yeasty, light lemon. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little corn, a little grassy. Light bodied, dry and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhiner41 (189) - Darien, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Easily the most drinkable Surly offering. Light in color but complex in flavor with subtle hoppy notes. Similar to most American lagers in color and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (1032) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Pours a lovely golden color with a very thick, white head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving nice lacings on the glass. A very tasty combination of hops and some earthy tones. Almost a bit of soapiness in there, though not in a bad way. This is one of the few Surly beers Ive tried that doesnt go over the top in its combination of malt, hops, etc. Very nice, drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Can courtesy of nimbleprop. Poured a clear yellow with a medium, bright white head that left no lacing. Excellent aroma of grassy hops, tropical fruits, cantaloupe. Taste is dry, spritzy, lots of fresh melons, some corn husk. Dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (808) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Can. Pours a slightly dark shade of golden with medium white head. Aroma is light citrus peel, an overtone of lavender flower, mild yeasty dough, freshly milled grain. Flavor is extraordinary. I dont think Ive tried a lager like this before. Very pure tasting barley graininess, just a touch of spiciness from the yeast, subdued hops give some balance and add lightly fruity taste, like a hint of peach, some mild hop resins, herbs and very lightly earthy hop bitterness linger for a bit in a very clean finish. The near perfect pillowy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation contribute a lot to the "pure-tasting" barley malt flavors. Simply a dynamite lager, a testament to what can be done in lager brewing with patience, skill and carefully chosen ingredients.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8392) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Can courtesy of goryshkewych. Pours deep clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is full with grains, floral hops, spicy hops and slick sweet lagery-ness. The taste is similar with bold yet refreshing grains and malts rolling into bitter spicy hops and then softened a bit by floral and earthy hops toward the finish. It ends with a pulse of sweet malty lagery yeastiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22900) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Can. Bright yellow, small white head. Aroma of lemongrass and black pepper. Taste is bitter throughout, light body, malty, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9634) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2010
courtesy of ibrew2or3. pours golden clear, white head. aroma and flavors, sweet wheat palate and nose, some spices, pils/pale malts, grainy mouthfeel, light prickly finish. Lingering corn like sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nose was a little feint, but as expected per style, good grainy body, hops are used very tastefully, Very easy drinking, not one of my favorite from Surly, but still really solid.

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