CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,175 | Reviews: 578 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Tifore:
4.28/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Recieved in a trade from Josh (Alleykatking). Poured into a pint glass.
A - Pours a hazy yellow, straw color that is typical of a saison. Pours a bit thicker than I thought, like it has a bite to it. A nice two finger head develops with moderate retention.
S - Smell is of light funk and malt. Part of that funk is a slight smell of vinegar or pee. Not really sure how I came up with that but its just what it reminds me of. I get some slight hops in the nose as well. Earthy straw tones are the biggest in the nose.
T - Taste is very light but nice for a Saison. I get some spice and light malts on the palatte first followed by some citrus hops as well. Nice and well rounded beer that is enjoyable.
M - Mouthfeel is light with no lingering taste. Pretty crisp. No leftover funk in the mouth.
D - A highly drinkable beer that is very refreshing and enjoyable.
Serving type: can
02-24-2011 02:27:08 | More by Tifore
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.