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Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

846 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 220
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2007)
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

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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Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.