Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by JAXSON:
3.5/5 rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks Ryan! Pours a hazy copper orange with a loose head. Nose is surprisingly big piney hops, caramel malt. Mouth is quite dry with a pretty long finish of pine, citrus rind, some caramel malt. Very dry and short, which is nice. Flavor hold true to the style while the nose is a bit brash, "arrogant" as some could say. Carbonation is high. A very dry mineral, wet pavement kind of flavor starts to creep ion, which doesn't really mesh.
Truth be told this isn't a favorite style of mine and while the nose isn't true to the style it's more enticing to me than the dry, bitter mouth.
Serving type: can
12-15-2011 01:46:42 | More by JAXSON
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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 840 ratings.