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Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

836 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 219
Gots: 56 | 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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AmberMan22

Minnesota

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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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.

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Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.