Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by throwitallaway:
4.5/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Thanks to Zealot for this beer! Decanted from the can into a pint glass. Pours a golden color, with a two finger head that dissipates to a thin layer of foam. Aroma of citrus, a little malt, and fruit in general. Very pleasant smelling. Taste starts with a little fruit, then switches to a breadiness, and finally resiny hops. A little on the thin side and quite carbonated. Zealot mentioned this was an easy drinker, and he wasn't fucking around. This is one of the more drinkable beers I've had period. Damn. It's extremely hot in San Diego today and this is a perfect beer for the weather.
Serving type: can
05-17-2008 22:49:14 | More by throwitallaway
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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 838 ratings.