CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,175 | Reviews: 578 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheQuietMan22:
3.98/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Serving type: 16-ounce can. The “CANNED ON” date printed on the bottom of the can is “07/16/12.”
Appearance: Poured into a tulip glass. The color is a lovely, medium gold with an amber tint. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head dissipated to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.
Smell: Floral, yet spicy and hefe-like. Lots o’ cloves. It has a nice bouquet of floral hops, which is rounded with Belgian yeast, a little funk, and both pepper and clove spice.
Taste: Smooth, creamy, and well-balanced. The floral hops shine and offer adequate bitterness. Much like the smell, there is also a little funk that is spiced with black pepper and cloves. The can mentions honey, apricot, and peach notes, but I do not really get them. It does, though, have a fruitiness to it.
Drinkability: It does not blow me away but it is a very well-crafted brew. Enticing nose, great flavor, and excellent mouthfeel.
Serving type: can
08-25-2012 04:40:41 | More by TheQuietMan22
More User Reviews:
4.41/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The Belgian yeast really comes on strong with this one and that's a good thing. Great balance between the malt and hops. This one comes on slowly and leaves you thinking, "dam, that's an awesome farmhouse style beer." If you like this style, this is one of the better examples.
Serving type: can
06-21-2014 01:42:04 | More by Flatlands
4.16/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Surprisingly clear golden farmhouse ale. The aroma was mildly phenolic, but also a bit sweet and earthy. The taste was wonderful and complex. There was a gentle malty flavor with earthy/green components, but a great finish that defines the beer. A sweet honey flavor, with some banana esters as well as yeasty earthiness, not as pronounced as a hefeweisen though. A zest of lemon and possibly pepper is present throughout, but a nice sweet finish really balance it out and made me want another sip. The saison has a light feel and was overall very drinkable, complex but light and sweet, worthy of a summer drink on a patio as we enjoyed it.
Surly Cynic is a light, enjoyable drink that keeps you on your toes with a complex, sweet finish.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2014 04:39:24 | More by juanny
CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.