Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZAP:
4.24/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Re-reviewing as my original score does not reflect how good this this tastes to me right now. as compared to five years ago.. Some notes remain the same..
Lighter bodied session style ale...
Very interesting aroma of tangerines and just like the can says orange marmalade. Has some of the same aroma that Surlyfest had....I should know I had about 15 of them last fall and got burned out on them a little at that point..
The taste is a combination of biscuity malts and fresh floral malts with some fruitiness as well (pears)
I'd call it light bodied...leans towards the high side of light bodied but more light bodied than medium bodied..
Really an enjoyable beer to drink.
Serving type: can
06-27-2013 05:18:49 | More by ZAP
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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 843 ratings.