CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by israel:
4.3/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A- Yellowish amber in appearance with a fluffy white head that faded to a thin covering with some nice lacing as well.
S- Bready, apricot, tropical fruit with a touch of spice
T- Hoppier than one might expect for this style and not as yeasty as most saisons, but not to say this beer doesn't have it goin on; because it does. Sweet at first with a nice hop profile that finishes with a nice peppery flavor that lingers on the tongue a bit.
M- Great mouthfeel although the dry finish does make the beer seem a bit thin towards the end.
D- Wish I could order cases of this stuff...
Serving type: can
05-22-2009 22:45:18 | More by israel
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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.