mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2010
On tap. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is doughy with a small bitter hop presence. Flavor is somewhat sweet and wheatlike, but has a nice hop bitterness to balance it out. Pretty solid for the style. conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2010
A very clean lager, with decent hopped taste. I slightly prefer Furious to this, but nevertheless this beer looks beautiful, smells fresh, tastes fresh and light and is great for a casual afternoon/evening sip, or 30. pmccallum86 (1) - Savage, USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
Pours a really nice golden yellow straw color with a nice earthy aroma in the nose. Very nice tasting beer, a little lighter and less exciting than what you have come to expect from Surly, but very good. Tastes very similar to a pilsner. Light in body but very tasty, I am a fan. kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Can. Grabbed a fresh 4 pack the other day and time to re-visit this old friend after drinking plenty of it last year. Pours an absolute crystal clear golden color with a white as snow 2 finger head. The smell is very clean. Slight hops and balanced sweetness. The taste can only really be described as clean and crisp. A great summer time beer for anyone, including macro only drinkers. From Surly you expect a big hop bomb or something else extreme but this is just a straight up drinking beer. If you are looking for strong hops, then look somewhere else as this will not satisfy that craving. Light/medium mouthfeel. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
pours clear gold with a medium white head that manages to hold a thin cap.
aroma is pilsner-ish biscutiy and grainy maltiness with a grassy hop and some lighter lemony-pear fruity tones.
Flavour is pretty straight forward, again with the biscuity, cracker like maltiness and a pronounced grassy hop finish. Light and refreshing with a hint of lingering bitterness.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Appearance: Beautifully transparent golden body with a 2 finger off white crown that shows some retention and lace.
Smell: Very nice grassy hop coupled with pears and apple skins. Smells crisp if that makes any sense to anybody.
Taste: Sweet malt up front with a touch of orange citrus and bready yeast.
Mouthfeel: on the light side of medium bodied and quite crisp.
Drinkability: I’m not a fan of the style or the flavor profile but its a session beer all the way.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 11-21-2009 HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Can from Skyview. Thanks man!! This has been a want of mine for a while. Pours a hazy orangish yellow with a healthy white head atop. Aroma of doughy malts, some biscuits, a bit of corn. Really full lager aroma. Flavor of pale malts, dough, crackers, biscuits. Really nice. Light citrus and grassy hops in the finish. Solid, well put together beer from Surly. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
16oz can supplied by DuffManSW. Rating #115. Medium gold pour with a white head. Bready, doughy aroma, light grain. Very clean, more grains, very well done. (1201) JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Can shared by DuffmanSW. Pours very clear golden yellow color with white head. Aroma is faint hops, corny, biscuity, grainy. Taste was very mild and refreshing with some faint hop presence. Medium pallet. Overall pretty decent. Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Can tasting at work, thanks to Wellstone for sending this my way!
Nothing amazing that scares the palate or dazzels the nose, just a solid beer that becomes a enjoyable session beer. Whisps of enjoyable citrus hops float around the background to this amazingly well balanced beer. Not something that will become the next big craze (cough... fat tire) but a nice beer I would be happy to have again.
My only question is how much does it costs? A four pack would go down nicely, but I would have trouble paying the average $10 craft pack cost if I could get a sixer of, say, gumball head instead. Have to say though, the appearance was about as perfect as Surly could have hoped for... appearance alone does not make the beer, I know. But it was actually so appealing not it merited a mention.