Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
4.1/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I had heard this beer been called 'Diet Furious' but when I got to try it, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It pours a surprisingly hazy apricot in the thicker part of the pint glass, reaching a lemony color toward the periphery.
The smell is predominately (but far from overwhelmingly) hoppy. Just light, crisp, and hoppy.
This doesn't taste like diet furious. It tastes like sessionable furious. Surly has done it again with an easy drinking, yet tasty and hoppy beer. Perfect for these hot summer days, with a relaxing low ABV.
I didn't give the mouthfeel much thought while I was drinking it, but it was far from thin. For a 4% ABV beer, this has a very appropriate, middling heft to it.
As I said, a fantastic summer drinker -- though likely not worth multiple repeat purchases considering the price. I'll stick to Furious or Bender for this kind of money.
Serving type: can
06-07-2011 02:21:09 | More by AmberMan22
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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 846 ratings.