CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4.31/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into an oversized tulip. Canned on 11/1/13.
A - Nice haze to the golden beer. Fizzy white head holds up strong. Plenty of lacing.
S - Mild bubblegum phenols. Powdery yeast. Unique citrusy hop character (tangerine).
T - Complex base maltiness. MIld acidity. Has a little bit of sweetness but dries up. Big herbal/grassy hop flavor. Here's where the pepper hides, toward the back. Finishes almost like sucking a orange rind, perhaps sharpness from the yeast.
M - Medium body, medium-high carbonation, semi-dry.
O - Tons of unique flavors that are not found in any other style. This is a great rendition.
Recommendation - A must try for belgian drinkers.
Serving type: can
03-19-2014 01:33:59 | More by Jparker37
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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.