Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by BradLikesBrew:
4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Golden apple juice colored body with a white head.
The aroma has a wonderful tea-like hop character. Add in some honey and malt notes and you have quite the bouquet.
Hop/Malt balance and the unique English hop flavors are best part of this beer. Honeyed malt flows into medicinal, tea-like hops and a medium level of hop bitterness.
Ah, olde English Ale! To bad Bitters aren't more popular, I could drink beer like this all day long. This is what session beer is all about. Highly drinkable, but still very interesting. The hops really linger on the palate and remind you that while American hops may have assumed superiority, English varietals can still be very enjoyable.
Serving type: can
11-09-2011 22:29:00 | More by BradLikesBrew
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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 844 ratings.