CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -11.5%
Poured a cloudy amber with a nice sticky white head.
The smell was light, with clove and pepper along with a touch of musty yeast.
The flavor was dominated b the yeast, musty spices and light sweet citrus notes. Had a bit of a tinny metalic bitter hop finish.
The mouthfeel was dry and crisp.
A good basic saison, nothing that sets apart.
04-05-2012 22:35:25 | More by bashiba
4.03/5 rDev +1%
Pours a slightly hazy peach color, with a nice fluffy head. Smell is very yeasty, funky, with a light tropical fruit sweetness. Taste is along the same lines– lots of yeast, plus a bit of pepper and slightly sweet malts. Smooth, crisp, light body; medium carbonation, and dry finish. I was expecting a hoppy ipa style beer, I'll have to start reading the description. But it was a nice surprise.
03-27-2012 23:31:37 | More by beergod1
3.45/5 rDev -13.5%
Canned on 2/15/2012.
Golden body with orange hues. Crisp bubbles form minimal white head and leave beads on my glass.
Aroma is uncharacteristically malty; spices, yeast, and hops are in the background.
Bready, malty, spicy, hints of banana. Finishes mildly hoppy with lingering bitterness. Flavor profile is quite mild for a saison. Almost as though they blended a full-flavored saison with a pale ale.
03-24-2012 02:19:44 | More by brystmar
4.23/5 rDev +6%
Pours an orange-gold with a two-finger head that dissipates to a thin film with decent lacing. Smell is light malt with some pepper and a grassy hop tinge. The taste is equally peppery and funky but is dominated by a light sweet malt flavor reminiscent of a saltine cracker with nutella spread on it. There's also a barnyard flavor, some caramel, biscuit, dried apricot, clove, green apple, and a slight bitter hop aftertaste. Finish is dry.
This is a great weird example of the style. Just what you'd expect from Surly.
03-18-2012 01:38:45 | More by jimmah120
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
Thanks to my brother for driving this one...and a whole lot of other Surlys from Minnesota to New York. Beautiful golden yellow color, totally clear, with a thick, creamy white head. Good retention and a bit of spotty lacing on the glass. Nose is a little spicy, maybe a touch of pepper, indistinct fruitiness. Not a big aroma but appealing.
Very tasty and well balanced; light cracker malt, peach and apple, black pepper, bitter grassy hops in the finish, lots of yeasty esters. Light bodied with medium carbonation, very easy drinking and smooth. Fairly dry, quite refreshing. I really enjoyed this surprisingly nuanced saison in a can!
03-17-2012 03:08:40 | More by tobelerone
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
a: hazy golden yellow body. thin white ring with no lacing. pretty boring looking.
s: citrus, spice, floral, yeast and some grains. not one of the better smelling saisons, but not bad either, just average.
t: yeasty black peppery and citrus. tastes more like a wheat beer to me than a saison.
m: medium to thin body with decent carbonation. kinda oily with a spicy finish, but not bitter.
o: easy drinkin and tasty. just not quite what i look for in a saison.
03-16-2012 01:31:40 | More by match1112
CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.