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CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,205 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 233
Gots: 117 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 06-02-2006)
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jmbot4371

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-30-2014 13:10:09 | More by jmbot4371
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-30-2014 02:02:56 | More by rolltide8425
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-29-2014 20:02:01 | More by masterofsparks
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6%

I just started getting into Saisons this summer and although I don't have a huge sample size to go off of, this was one of the better saisons I have had. I know Surly is known more for their IPAs but this beer was very refreshing on a hot summer day.

08-28-2014 03:04:42 | More by mjpolzin
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

Served from the can in a tumbler.

Gotta thank VDubb for allowing me to finally try this stuff out. It pours a mostly clear brass-gold topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises mild clove, black pepper, Belgian yeast, light sourdough, and a touch of dried honey. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a bit of grass and flowers for the sake of it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty solid saison (or whatever they're calling it nowadays), especially from cans. 'Nuff said.

08-26-2014 18:00:25 | More by TMoney2591
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Tbeiner87


3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

08-25-2014 19:14:27 | More by Tbeiner87
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scinnh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-21-2014 21:10:44 | More by scinnh
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%

08-21-2014 06:31:31 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-20-2014 15:27:49 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Beerbelly22

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-17-2014 19:41:22 | More by Beerbelly22
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craft_is_king

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-16-2014 20:32:49 | More by craft_is_king
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MimDIPA

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -11%

08-16-2014 02:29:16 | More by MimDIPA
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-12-2014 13:56:07 | More by BarrelAgedG
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Gus34

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-10-2014 15:55:32 | More by Gus34
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-08-2014 23:42:08 | More by jzlyo
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Billolick

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-08-2014 03:13:52 | More by Billolick
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kbaker91

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19%

08-03-2014 14:00:43 | More by kbaker91
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nowhere_native

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-27-2014 21:30:44 | More by nowhere_native
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SwinginParty

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-26-2014 23:55:30 | More by SwinginParty
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-26-2014 03:20:18 | More by GreenMind
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-25-2014 15:24:20 | More by Tyecko
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-24-2014 13:51:34 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-20-2014 20:01:02 | More by Howlader
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robear

Wisconsin

3.59/5  rDev -10%

Pint can poured into taster. 4-6oz.

Appearance: Golden ale, decent amount of head. Can't complain about how it looks in the glass.

Smell: This was the highlight of the beer for me. Tantalizing Belgian aromas, some malt underneath, what you'd expect.

Taste: Spotted Cow on steroids. A farmhouse ale for folks who haven't jumped full-on into the Belgian beer camp.

Mouthfeel: Average, not going to do anything crazy to your palate. Where Spotted Cow shines with a touch of corn, Cynic goes for a more straight-forward mid-level ale feel.

Overall: Alrgiht. Probably wouldn't spend $10+ on a 4-pack, but would like to try this on tap sometime. A decent lawn-mowing beer, a bit more Belgian than I was expecting.

07-19-2014 14:46:16 | More by robear
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-17-2014 01:29:28 | More by mrebeka
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CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.