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Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

933 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 933
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 220
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

One of my favorite session ales. Right there with Day Tripper from Indeed and GO TO by Stone.

WynnDavis, Saturday at 12:58 AM
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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

rfgetz, Friday at 01:17 PM
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

memphischas, Thursday at 11:15 PM
Photo of NickTheGreat
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Never heard of this beer but bought due to my other Surly beer experiences.

Aroma (5): Great aroma, made me want to drink right away
Appearance (4): Good bright orange color.
Taste (4): Good taste. Bitter enough, not much maltiness
Palate (3): Weird Palate. Not much "body" Didn't bother me, just the first thing I noticed.

I like this. I could add this to my regular rotation.

NickTheGreat, Thursday at 02:53 PM
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4/5  rDev 0%

Travitten, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Justdoit1234, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

jhauf, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

chadwicktorres, Sep 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5%

Hellokmac, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

So crushable. Tons of caramel and a little coffee like in the finish. Deelish.

Fill_It_or_Spill_It, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jwerner23, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

gtermi, Sep 10, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -1%

Canned 6/26/14, poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear, deep golden color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a film skimming the top 3.75

S- lots of floral hop aromas up front with some earthy & herbal notes, sweet honeysuckle, orange marmalade, tangerine peel, finishing with a bready & caramel malt. Subtle overall, but complex as it warms 4

T- hop flavors of tangerine & rose hips mix with a honey-like sweetness, a hint of lemon tartness, toasted bread finish with a grainy linger 4

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, high drinkability 3.75

O- very flavorful session beer that emphasizes orange and floral hop notes, balanced out by some toasty malt, very good 4

Treyliff, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Brams17, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

fthegiants, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Knoxrb12, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Nunya, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Kevincredible, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

cwehr13, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

jtransel, Sep 06, 2014
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Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 933 ratings.