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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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.