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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Surly Brewing is celebrating its sixth year by releasing our strongest beer yet - SYX. The 15% ABV Strong American Ale, aged on six different types of wood and features some demonic artwork by Michael Berglund on the bottle.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (8281) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Woodshed 2.0. Bottle share courtesy of cbkschubert. It pours with a clear deep gold body that supports a thin white head of foam. The aroma is full of sweet fruity esters like pears and apples covered with honey. Rather sweet and estery smelling and not much else. The taste is pretty rich but duplicates what is being picked up by the nose. I get a sweet mix of pears and apples and some sugary sweetness that leans toward honey. Toward the finish a bit of fruit tartness is noticed at the edge of the flavor experience.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAY 15, 2013
Draught @ CBC13 Pours clear golden/orange with a small off white head. Powerful aromas of fresh mango, tropical fruits. Flavor is average sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a hint of alcohol burns at the end. Massive hot strong Ale!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15770) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and alcohol. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, notes of alcohol and burning.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12345) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Clear deep golden. Alcoholic aroma with malt and honey. Sweet malty flavor full of alcohol, some honey and fruits. Oily mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of dried fruits and flowers. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17057) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, hops, pine and malt, Full bodied and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013, cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen AR: old buttery, ripe tropical fruits AP: amber, wee beige head F: ripe tropical fruits, fizzy, salty

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vignale (3414) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Fat på CBC 2013. Stor maffig humlearom. Men smaken känns väldigt obalanserad. Söt, syrlig, alkohol och märkligt nog lite tunn kropp för att bära all humle och alkohol.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (14999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours a golden with a medium beige head. Aroma of stone fruits and booze -- quite a mess. Flavour brings out loads of stone fruits (peaches especially), a big boozy quality, and turpentine. Not well refined at all, with a hugely boozy palate, and too much turpentine / paint thinner. Sorry Surly, but this one is a failure to me. Not good at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9626) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, sweet scent, also Belgian sugars. Sweet, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Some warming alcohol.


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