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CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,187 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,187
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 230
Gots: 116 | FT: 4
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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16oz can provided by Allen - Cheers friend!
Into my FW Imperial Nonic glass

Notes from 05/02/14

A: Goldenrod colored body with a hazy glow in appearance. Thin layer of ivory fizz sets across the top with too much activity to hold together for very long. Light dotted stick on the glass.

S: Smells mostly of Belgo yeast with some dried banana peel and light bubblegum. I get a bit of stale bread and malted barley coming through. Finishes out with a good amount of peppery spice. Not bad at all and more on the subtle side.

T: Tastes very much the same with mellow yeast notes taking form in banana, lemon peel, pepper, and clove. Has a light bready malt action with a modest amount of earthy bitterness. A decent bite for sure that brings in a touch of garden herbs as well. Definitely more than your standard Belgian fare which I am cool with. There is no alcohol found here and the beer finishes out with more peppery spice and fruity bubblegum. Overall this is a fairly understated brew. Light, crisp, and refreshingly easy to drink.

M: Lighter body with a nice frothy feel from the carbonation. Moderate upper bitterness on the palate. Touch of drying crisp in the finish. Nice balance between wet and dry.

D: Probably my first Belgian style from a can and a tasty one at that. Flavors are rather restrained making this good but not particularly great IMO. Perfect for warmer weather affairs. Light and refreshing with a nice crispness. Surly doesn’t make a bad brew. Would have again.

Serving type: can

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This beer hits the spot! Cynic Ale is often referred to as something you'd want on a hot day in the summer, while that is very true, I do think this one is worthy of it's year round availability, and I'm glad for that!

This a very unique very enjoyable Saison, I like this style of beer, and wow... this stuff is good. As for why it's good, it's refreshing, but not boring at all, the black pepper flavors are flat awesome, I've never tasted that in a beer before. Apricots, pears, and some other light fruits are present in this one, but what's great about this beer is that it's NOT sweet, it's kinda peppery! Just so cool, so good, so refreshing, a very underrated beer, even at the 90-Outstanding rating you see above, in my humble opinion.

Serving type: can

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CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,187 ratings.