gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2017 crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 7th anniversary party. Reddish brown pour with a minimal off-white head. Aroma has a little wheaty funk, but is still dominated by the biscuit and dark fruit malt notes. The flavor verges on cloyingly sweet, with the malt really taking over, but this is tempered nicely at the finish by the brett, which adds some welcome sourness/funk. Good beer, and very easy drinking considering 12.5%. Looking forward to seeing what next year holds for Surly.
Tap (Winterfest 17); pours cloudy amber with a white head; aroma of malt, wheat, fruit, with a little honey and spice hints; taste is sweet with malt, fruits, honey, and wheat; finish is dry, boozy, and a hint of spice bytemesis (9191) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours pretty clear burnt umber, medium beige head, dissipates with pretty good residual and lacing. Aroma is belgian spice, candi sugar, pine, clove, anise. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, grassy. Medium body. stevoj (5566) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle share thanks to Steve. Edging towards sour, tart and tangy. Medium amber, soft soapy head. Soft yeasty notes. BuckeyeBoy (8459) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a burnt orange color topped with a small head. Nose is a little sour funk fruit a toffee malt pit fruit. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness some vanilla fruit notes. sunevdj (4126) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
On tap at CBC 2013. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Sweet and bitter with malty aromas of grains with hints of straw. Also aromas of Belgian yeast and banana with hints of peach. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy palate. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.
dinkle50 (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Clear amber pour with a single finger tan head. Aroma is tart, hints of candy, orange & a little barnyard funk. Medium bodied. Taste has some hints of clove & banana. Dry finish. Very yeast forward. Banana, caramel & orange come through as it warms. Lace present. eruizgarcia (358) - - MAR 5, 2016
From a bottle cellared for a couple years. Nice amber pour. A bit funky at first but still very good. I get figs and bananas on a smooth malty base. Sweet and slightly bitter finish.
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Bottle. Cellared for 2 years. Some sour notes but not spoiled. Full flavored but not over bearing. Tasting notes similar to those who tasted July 2013 but mellowed and soft. Leighton (22301) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Draft at CBC 2013 - Copenhagen. Pours clear orange with a white cream head. Yeasty dough in the nose, light banana. Big sweet flavor with rich bready malts, candi sugars, dough. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Sticky-sweet finish with lightly toasted dough, more yeast, fruits. Nice one, in that big, clumsy and sweet way. jeremyh70 (1116) - Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pours a clear light caramel color with a minimal off white head and lacing. Aroma has some sweetness with clove and caramel. Taste has done sweetness also with clove and light banana. Can taste the oats and wheat.