Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by LordAdmNelson:
4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I think this is a pretty good-looking beer... and one of my favorite Surly cans to date. Pours a nice orange-y yellow with moderate white head. Nose is decently hoppy, citrusy with a bit of a toasty malty background. Flavor follows suit. Toasty malt with a light hop bitterness, and bigger hop citrusy flavor. THe marmalade and toast comparison made on the can is not far off, though I might not think of it as quite THAT fruity. MF is decent for a bitter like this--light, well-carbonated, but not watery. Overall I enjoy this beer. It's a nice break from the more intense beers that Surly makes--a nice Surly-esque take on a session beer. Kind of like a light IPA (if Abrasive is a double IPA, then this is a half IPA). Nice beer, worth trying, wish it was cheaper than the other Surlys though.
Serving type: can
08-03-2011 05:56:46 | More by LordAdmNelson
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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.