Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by sonicdescent:
4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Murky red/gold liquid with that great Surly head. Oddly low carbonation visuals in my Sam Adams sensory glass.
Smells of mild malt goodness, almost like a tea. No booze presence.
Taste is mild, as it should be, making for an easy drinker. Light hop presence and of course malt that I can't discern.
Mouth is medium in body and carbonation. Goes down easy and smooth.
My first of this style is a pleasant one!
Serving type: can
05-18-2009 23:54:51 | More by sonicdescent
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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 824 ratings.