CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by craytonic:
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On draft at Churchkey DC
Appearance: golden orange-yellow pour, nice large white head
Smell: Citrus, coriander, earth and other spices
Taste: citrus, pepper, earth, coriander. All the typical notes of a decent saison but the sum is not greater than the parts
Mouthfeel: medium body and mothfeel.
Definitely not one of the better saisons I have had, and not one I would seek out.
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2012 02:42:57 | More by craytonic
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 1,174 ratings.