CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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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
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4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours with a finger of bubbly light head. Straw yellow with some darker orange accents. Light random lacing. Very low active carbonation, especially for a saison.
Smell: orange peel and lemon grass jump out on the front. A slight, peppery yeast backbone with solid bready undertones. Easy, fruit forward aroma.
Taste: Spices and pepper are surprisingly present on the front. Rustic, earthy tones continue into the body. Lemony zest with some brighter fruit tones as well pick up on the back end. Finish is dry but refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is dialed back, yet still has the feel of a saison. Bright fruits mix well with spice tones.
Overall: No surprise Surly brings another high quality brew. Really enjoyed the carbonation in this brew which really made it an easy drinking saison. Excellent balance of fruits and spice.
Serving type: can
03-28-2014 04:13:48 | More by KFBR392
CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.