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CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company

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1,175 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,175
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 229
Gots: 117 | 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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fo5s

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in an oversized coast tumbler. No dating on the can - not sure if Surly dates any of the cynic.

A- pours a light amber with an unimpressive, half finger head.

S- nose is grainy, a touch of fruit, floral. Yeasty.

T- dry floral, peppery, some dull fruit - maybe more toward apple than peach or apricot (as suggested on the can).

M- on the dry side, but not overly so. Carbonation is a bit thin.

O- overall a great everyday saison. Not the best in show nor my favorite of the style, but an appropriately priced saison that would be a mainstay in my fridge but for Surly's limited distribution. Well done on this.

Serving type: can

10-01-2011 07:25:57 | More by fo5s
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CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,175 ratings.