wxman (1854) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2017 crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like a good lager, but I think Surly has missed the mark a bit on this one. The grainy/corny malt flavors are too prominent. Not enough hop bitterness to clean things up. Feels a bit watery on the tongue. Not bad, but not the greatest.
Pours a hazy pale gold with a decent rocky white head that dissipates somewhat. Grainy and grassy aroma. Taste is sweet pale malt, crackers, bread, some honey and a medium dose of grassy bitter hops. Very nice and refreshing. More like a hoppy zwickel rather than a helles. gschrade (1102) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2017
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste mildly sweet, grain, summery. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Light straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body: Aroma of malt, grain/hay, and hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, grain, hops, and citrus; Nicely balanced; Nice. Kjmash (4) - USA - OCT 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2017 Reminds me of the first time I tasted beer. Full of malty flavor and just a touch of bitterness. StoutBeerReviews (257) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Lots of depth and character. Looks sexy in a glass. Smooth and bready up front, mild bitterness on the finish. Lasts a long time on the palate. Good stuff but at a price
Aggiebob (1325) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 Can. It poured a hazy dark yellow with a nice white head that had good retention. Nice malty aroma with some hop bitterness in the taste. Fairly clean finish. Very nice lager. PaulMcClure (22) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 As far as lagers go, this is absolutely the top of my list. Really nice malt with an easy bitterness. Perfect for sipping in the summer. randy1969 (93) - Marengo, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy, yellow from the can with thin white head. Aroma of bready malt. Taste is clean, overall decent, leaves some bitterness drdisque (886) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2017
On tap in a large lager glass. Light colored and light bodied. Flavor is crisp and light. Well crafted. I think this is a little more like a German pilsner than a Helles, but that’s a fine distinction. Not a bad beer, but also not a lot of flavor here (but not surprised). CaskCaptain74 (8) - - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
Very mild malt flavor with a bit of an overwhelming hop flavor on the finish. Would be a good beer for those who like hoppy lagers. I would like to see the beer a bit more balanced.