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CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company

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1,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 1111
Reviews: 574
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%


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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Reviews by julian:
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julian

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light copper in color with a white fizzy head that quickly fades. Excellent clarity. Very little haze.

S: Aroma reminiscent of Dupont saison yeast, sweet orange peel, grassy, some mild apple, and hay.

T: Sweet, more tripel like than a Saison, though Dupont and Avec Les Bons Voeux are on the sweeter side too. Definitely thinking they use Saison Dupont yeast in this one. Some fruity earthiness, hay and grassy on the finish.

M: Great mouthfeel. Smooth, great level of carbonation, candy sweetness on the finish.

O: I would drink this again, but it feels and tastes more like a tripel and is on the sweeter side of my personal preferences.

Serving type: can

02-03-2012 08:23:19 | More by julian
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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.

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CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.