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Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 767
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 120
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany, Hell is not filtered and fermented with lager yeast. American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma. The color is well... hell (Deutsch for light). It's fiendishly drinkable, and you don't have to sell your soul to get another.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 08-26-2008)
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Reviews by Treebs:
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Treebs

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this brew as a random act of kindness, Thanks stevef03!!

Poured from a pint can.

A: Pours a golden straw with slight haze to it. You can't see through it, but you can see all the great carbonation bubbles zip to the top of the glass. Pours a nice fluffy white head that subsides into a thin top-coating film.

S: I definitely pick up the bready pilsner malts along with a slight flowery/fruityness that finishes the smell. Not so much yeasty though.

T: Solid cracker malts with a nice subtle yeast backbone. I'm picking up some slight fruity tartness as well that makes the finish a little bit of a zing. The yeast also makes an appearance, but it's very subtle.

M: Great carbonation with a medium to light body. Crisp and prickly on the tongue.

O: This is my first Surly offering and I really liked this lager. It was very well balanced lager and I liked the traditional aspects about it. Good work Surly, now I'm ready for some more.

Serving type: can

08-13-2011 23:42:24 | More by Treebs
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A- This beer pours a warm yellow body wit a thin snow white film and a slow carbonation of tiny bubbles working to the surface.

S- The clean soft mellow Pils malt has a bit more fullness than its German counterpart but still very nice. Soft hint of green hops come through as it opens, but stays softer than malt.

T- The mils sweet malt note is gentle with a note of bread as it opens. The finish is nice and clean with just enough sweetness to give it a fresh character without being sweet. A hint of pungent pith is very soft for a moment on the after taste. A cracker character grows in the malt flavor as it opens up.

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Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.