Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by bucko:
4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Despite it's name and the use of English malts, I'd be tempted to classify this as an APA rather than an English Bitter. This beer pours a translucent golden color with a small white head. Looks can be deceiving, as this beer might pass for something fizzy and yellow if you have no sense of smell or taste. The aroma has a punch of American hops with some definite citrus aroma coming through. The flavor is nice... subdued like a bitter should and yet filled with a nice, yet not overwhelming hop presence (at least not in my book). It has a light and whispy feel in the mouth.. very smooth. Drinkable? Very. I'll have another...
Serving type: on-tap
05-10-2007 05:25:09 | More by bucko
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3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a rich, golden oak color - very cloudy. Crowned with a respectable, finger-thick head, off-white in color - that hangs around for awhile and leaves a bit of lacing behind. Carbonation is insane... very, very active. Making the carbonation more noticable, fine sediment caught in suspension, being pushed around by the bubbly.
A bit of a let down, as aroma is one area where Surly shines. That's not to say it doesn't smell delightful, it does, it just seems a bit muted. Nice (but light) tropical fruit notes mix well with equally light floral hops. Zesty tangerine and orange peel.
Nice and sweet right front, with plenty of citrus notes. The sweetness doesn't last long though, as a pleasant bitterness sweeps in balance things out. Nice boquet of floral and citrusy hops. Nothing is overpowering, but very tasty.
Light to medium body. Highly carbonated. Easy to drink and very refreshing. Semi-dry finish.
Another impressive brew from Surly. Easy to drink, nice balance, and flavorful. Well worth picking up.
Serving type: can
02-16-2014 20:24:10 | More by alphagnome
3.99/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can poured into tulip.
Pours hazy golden with small bubbly head.
Smell is tropical fruit, citrus hops, yeast, and very slight cloves.
Taste is tropical fruit and orange with a light lingering bitterness.
Feels medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation.
Overall this, as most other Surly offerings has not failed to impress. The tropical and citrus hop character was the highlight for me. Fans of Surly's IPA's will likely appreciate this one.
Serving type: can
01-04-2014 23:18:21 | More by d5001986
Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
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