Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Soonami:
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Chad (Kaydogg) for sharing this at one of our many tastings.
Bitter Brewer looks a like a typical bitter if a bit paler and more golden than most, but my how it distances itself from its more modest English roots with huge orangish fruit flavors. It's in the nose and rules the taste buds. The beer is appropriately dry with a little bready malt, but also very crisp from the tangy hops. This is a beer that should catch the attention of BMC and craft drinkers alike. It's very hoppy without being stupidly bitter
Serving type: can
08-27-2011 16:28:17 | More by Soonami
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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.