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CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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1,187 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 230
Gots: 116 | 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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TheStove

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I feel this is a great example of the saison style produced by an American brewery. I've had too many similarly billed styles that come off as wheat stew or a sweet hefeweizen.

Had this one from the 16 oz can poured into a tulip with enough left in the can to create another pour. Beautiful golden appearance with modest foam. Nice, light fruit flavor with Belgian yeast. Great mouthfeel and finishing with some slight hoppy bitterness. Flavorful with the fizz lingering on the tongue after drinking.

Almost like a mini Belgian golden ale. Was pretty happy with this one and lamented being done with it.

Serving type: can

08-20-2010 04:24:20 | More by TheStove
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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
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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.

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CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.