CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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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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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
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