Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeff80:
4.6/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a one-finger, khaki-colored head of foam. It left thin rings of lace.
S - What an aroma. Pine, pine, pine and more pine. Plus, it was phenolic, too.
T - It had a great pine taste with some nice caramel sweetness. It tastes like an IPA. Can says 37 IBU but it seemed much more bitter than that.
M - It was crisp, sharp and crackled on the tongue. A light to medium bodied ale.
D - Unbelievable. I tried this not because I like the style but because I love Surly. Man, it was worth it! Best Ding-worthy session ale ever!!
Serving type: can
01-08-2011 03:14:38 | More by zeff80
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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 825 ratings.