CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stoneman78:
4.33/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1 pint can, contains poured into a Stone OG tulip glass
Appearance is a murky caramel orange hue, fair amount of off-white runny foam dissipates mostly, watery lacing
Smell is floral hops with light grainy malts, tones of light fruits (apricots, peaches), citrus honey, and yeast
Taste is initial dominated by honey and subtly sweet fruits, transitions to grassy floral hops and bread-like malts, Belgian yeast is present throughout, some pepper and cloves in the background, finishes dry and prickly
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, watery smooth texture, prickly carbonation
Drinkability is moderately high, I can't believe that such a well-balanced and flavorful saison came out of a can, score another winner from Surly!
Serving type: can
02-09-2008 01:01:28 | More by Stoneman78
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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.