CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by taylorhamrick:
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a kind of deep golden color, moving a bit towards orange. The head is huge, rocky, and the bubbles pop up and leave giant caverns. The beer is hard to see through - I don't think it's that hazy, but the bubbles move so fast its hard to see through it. The head falls down, leaving only a bit of lacing. The smell is very grainy, pilsener malt, a tiny bit of sugar, but not sweet, and I'd bet there are other grains. A bit of tartness, a little lemon, maybe some acidity. Maybe a tiny bit of earthiness, a little leafiness. I think the taste has all of the good stuff. The taste is a bit tart, a little acidic. No real presence of hops, maybe a bit of the earthiness from Saaz. But every taste has something different in terms of grain. There's the grainy, powdery pilsener malt, the sweet kind of slick feeling of oats, and finish of a little spice. It starts to feel drier eventually, which I like. This one is good. The body is nice, around medium, maybe a little full for the style. But there's a brilliant dryness, which really goes far to compliment the tartness, and the rush of carbonation really carries it all through. No sting, but a pleasant mouthfull. I'd say this is easy to drink, though I think the ABV is a bit higher than I expect for the style. Still I could enjoy this almost any time.
Serving type: can
08-24-2009 23:29:05 | More by taylorhamrick
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4.41/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The Belgian yeast really comes on strong with this one and that's a good thing. Great balance between the malt and hops. This one comes on slowly and leaves you thinking, "dam, that's an awesome farmhouse style beer." If you like this style, this is one of the better examples.
Serving type: can
06-21-2014 01:42:04 | More by Flatlands
4.16/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Surprisingly clear golden farmhouse ale. The aroma was mildly phenolic, but also a bit sweet and earthy. The taste was wonderful and complex. There was a gentle malty flavor with earthy/green components, but a great finish that defines the beer. A sweet honey flavor, with some banana esters as well as yeasty earthiness, not as pronounced as a hefeweisen though. A zest of lemon and possibly pepper is present throughout, but a nice sweet finish really balance it out and made me want another sip. The saison has a light feel and was overall very drinkable, complex but light and sweet, worthy of a summer drink on a patio as we enjoyed it.
Surly Cynic is a light, enjoyable drink that keeps you on your toes with a complex, sweet finish.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2014 04:39:24 | More by juanny
CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.