Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by ALESwhatCURESya:
4.47/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Thanks to a buddy of mine for bringing this back from MN this summer. My first sample of this was at the Whitefish Bay fireworks on the 4th of July and it was delicious (even out of the can). This pours, just as the can states, a pale orange color with a nice rocky, airy head of foam that dissipates to subtle lacing and white film. The aroma is filled full of peppery, earthy hops. Heavy resinous notes get me salivating for a taste. A soft biscuit-like smell balances the hops quite well. The taste is full of hop bitterness and malty sweetness. Nothing overpowering at all and the body, although full of flavor, is soft and light. This makes this beer remarkably easy to drink and makes me want more and more with each taste. This may be my favorite from Surly that I have had the pleasure to try. One of the top session beers in my opinion.
Serving type: can
11-01-2008 23:41:41 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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4.04/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Copper orange, clear, with a large white head that bubbled off quickly and reduces to a thin film, with mild lacing.
S - Surprisingly strong hop note, mostly of pine. Malt is also present, a quality of bread.
T - This is a subtle brew, but offers both cracker flavors and bread in the malts and an element of grass from the hop. There is a hint of citrus and pine, but it buried deep in the mix. Most important is the bitter shift at mid-point, where we get a more standard bitter.
M - For as bitter as this is, the brisk carbonation and light body and ABV keep things bright and easy. A true session beer.
O - Where I've found most bitters lack something at their core, this bitter is robust and fully realized, ultimately quite satisfying. This is not my favorite style, but this represents an exciting entry that I'd actually reach for when looking for a brew by the lake where I need to keep my edge.
Serving type: can
07-14-2014 00:17:29 | More by Tsar_Riga
Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 837 ratings.