Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can, no dating, poured into SA glass.
Light orange elixir, slight haze, fluffy, tight white head, copious lacing.
Heavy floral notes, some piney hops, subtle orange and mint.
The floral presence is there, but nicely muted by the hops and malt. Nothing over powering.
Nicely bitter, a bit tangy, refreshing.
The perfect brew for any summer activity. Well done.
Serving type: can
12-14-2012 03:02:20 | More by CaptCleveland
More User Reviews:
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 843 ratings.