CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Wadsey:
3.1/5 rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Hard-poured into a New Belgium tulip.
A: Pale gold with excellent clarity and a little effervescence. Head is noticeably lacking and lacing is negligible.
S: Pepper seems prominent, followed by lemon zest and a touch of fruity hops. Some grain.
T: Leads with two-note punch of belgian yeast: spicy pepper and lemon fruitiness. A little more sweet and less tart than expected for style. Big grains here, almost grassy. A little bitter and spicy for finish.
M: Possesses a relatively big body and lacks bright carbonation. Soft on palate.
D: Cynicale feels a bit too symplistic for the style, but I think what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in drinkability.
Serving type: can
04-25-2011 00:06:39 | More by Wadsey
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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.