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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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2007

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Poured from a 16oz can to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Hazy orange with an off white head.

Smell: Hops, malts and citrus (orange).

Taste: Hops, citrus (orange) and malts.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, very smooth with a slight dry finish.

Overall: Very clean and crisp. The citrus came thru in the taste more than the smell. Which I loved. The mouthfeel is fantastic with this brew. Cheers!

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Had this on 2011-11-22 in Columbia, PA and again on 2013-06-11 in Maple Grove, MN

A - Hazy amber-orange with a 1-finger off-white head a good lacing.

S - Orange jelly, pine, hop bud oils, pale malt. Great aroma although not overpowering like Furious, Wet and Abrasive.

T - The focus is on the hops with the hop bud oils, tea, pine and grass taking the lead over the orange citrus flesh. The dry malt is a balancing after-thought. It dries very quickly. Some more of the orange jelly and biscuit malt taste show up in the finish but the predominant remaining flavors are tea, pine, grass, hop buds and zesty bitterness. Not a sweet brew.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Watery but I didn't mind since there was so much flavor.

O - Lots of flavor for 4% ABV. Not quite as good as Founder's All Day or 21st Amendment's Bitter American but I'd be glad for one of these any day.

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