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Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

840 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 840
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 220
Gots: 56 | 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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Reviews by ryantupy:
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ryantupy

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up at The Happy Gnome.

A- Well it poured a nice slightly hazy golden orange hue. Hard to describe actually. In fact see Feloniusmonks review below for a better description. I just had a hard time putting my finger on it.

S - As expected hops are the first and most present aroma you will get with this beer. Sweet grassy hops backed with hints of fresh citrus and fruit. You can also detect a nice subtle hint of sweet malt.

T - A nice bitter hoppy puch in the mouth. It tastes great though! The hop flavors come through nicely. Citrus, sweet lemon grass, and a tangy hop kick at first. Malt sweetness is there but barely.

Overall - This was a very very enjoyable beer from Surly. It was distinct and stood apart from their other beers. I look forward to trying this beer once again next summer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2007 02:44:40 | More by ryantupy
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Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 840 ratings.