CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChopperSmith:
3.88/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Poured from tall can into large .5 liter Weizen style beer glass. Slightly hazy deep golden color with a nice thick foamy head that laces nicely as it shrinks.
Smell: The nose is great. Hints of sweet tropical fruit, yeast and hops.
Taste: Great flavors going on here. A slightly sweet saison style flavor, but with a bolder hops presence and some nice fruity flavors (peaches? apricots?). Smooth and slightly creamy.
Mouthfeel: A very nice mouthfeel, slightly creamy and refreshing. A great summer brew...but I drink it all year round.
Drinkability: They go down oh so easily. I like most of the Surly styles and seasonals, but this is hands-down my favorite Surly brew, and one of my favorite go-to beers in general.
Serving suggestion: .5 liter Weizen style beer glass.
ADDITION: I have found this beer to be an excellent pairing with spicy foods, especially spicy curry or Indian dishes.
Serving type: can
05-18-2009 18:51:09 | More by ChopperSmith
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3.59/5 rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: can
07-19-2014 14:46:16 | More by robear
CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.