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CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,205 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,205
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 233
Gots: 117 | 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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Ratings: 1,205 | Reviews: 582 | Display Reviews Only:
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jonnyca80

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

04-20-2012 21:06:02 | More by jonnyca80
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MalcolmJames


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-18-2012 00:42:24 | More by MalcolmJames
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-16-2012 14:54:26 | More by CGMLS3
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motorhed

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-15-2012 20:28:56 | More by motorhed
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-15-2012 00:34:37 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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NWer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-10-2012 22:04:56 | More by NWer
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bashiba

Iowa

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
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-04-2012 23:29:10 | More by zonker17
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ElkSherpa

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-30-2012 00:48:26 | More by ElkSherpa
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beergod1

Ohio

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
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RConnealy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-27-2012 19:05:16 | More by RConnealy
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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brystmar

Texas

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
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

03-23-2012 03:04:36 | More by iL0VEbeer
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deanis30

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-19-2012 00:16:39 | More by deanis30
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-18-2012 02:56:03 | More by elec
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jimmah120

Minnesota

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
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ernestenvy


3.75/5  rDev -6%

03-17-2012 23:20:10 | More by ernestenvy
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-17-2012 23:05:34 | More by hilgart1
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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
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Timmuh


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-17-2012 01:18:53 | More by Timmuh
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match1112

Illinois

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
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-15-2012 23:33:58 | More by hansgruber
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.8%

03-15-2012 02:11:30 | More by GreyGhost4
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BrooklynBrewers

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-14-2012 20:19:28 | More by BrooklynBrewers
CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,205 ratings.