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Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

823 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 220
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2007)
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KC8LTL

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

First of all, I must say that this review is from an IPA fan who is rating it based on what I like - not by style. To describe a beer which is dry-hopped with American hops as an "English Bitter" does not seem fair.

When poured from a can into a pint glass, I was rewarded with a cloudy orange liquid and decent off white head. The smell was a citrus blast from the dry hopping. The head receded with time, but never went away.

The weakness of this beer is the mouthfeel and arguably balance. The resulting beer is all hops and in order to keep the ABV down, the malt backbone isn't quite there. That said, this is no thin beer. There is lacing left on the glass, and the resulting beer is still quite enjoyable, especially on a warm day, or when you want a session beer.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 22:42:10 | More by KC8LTL
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Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.