Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by JoeCeez:
4.47/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Pours, from a can, a tawny chillhazed orange with a finger sized white head and a ton of lacing
S: smells very mildly of citrus and exotic fruits and some sweet toasty malt, smells like a bitter but with more fruit
T: very mellow, (this can is 6 months old) delicious balance of citrus/grassy hops and sweet malt, no flavor takes the fore front instead forming an ambrosia of beery goodness
M: very creamy with a kiss of carbonation, I'd love to try this on cask
D: Goddamn this beer is drinkable, if it wasn't so difficult to get this would be my go to session beer. There's just not enough Bitters out there and the majority of them are past their prime, Surly comes through again proving that, for some beer, cans are the perfect medium
Serving type: can
02-18-2009 21:32:45 | More by JoeCeez
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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 845 ratings.