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Bitter Brewer - Surly Brewing Company

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Bitter BrewerBitter Brewer

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989 Ratings

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Ratings: 989
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11%
Wants: 224
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2007

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light golden color. Light sweet aroma. Interesting taste. It has this buttery characteristic that reminds me of Abrasive. Also has a gritty maltyness to it. It’s decent.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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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.

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

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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.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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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

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Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.