Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by EGledhill:
3.5/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
thanks to beerbeagle for the opportunity to try this one.
poured into pint glass
A. copper color with white head that leaves quick and leaves little lacing.
S. Faint smell of citrusy hops present. slight smell of spice. not overly impressive.
T. again, not overly impressive at all. slight citrusy grapefruit taste to it. Sweet grapefruit. and hops.
M. thin to medium mouthfeel.
D. If this one appeals to you, you could probably pound these all night. I give it the points on that but definitely not my thing.
Glad to have tried it but not impressed at all. In fact not impressed with any of the Surly brews I've tried yet. Wondering if surly's just a victim of the hype train.
Serving type: can
09-27-2008 16:46:17 | More by EGledhill
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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.