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Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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HellHell

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BA SCORE
86
very good

754 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 754
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 120
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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 optiontwo:
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optiontwo

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a pretty golden yellow with a nice half inch head out of a sweet looking can.

S: Scent consists of bready sweetness, lemon peel, and hay/grass. Simple. Great.

T: The first flavor that hits my tongue is slightly richer than I expect but still well within the style. A nice full bread flavor with slight spice that stays throughout after being followed by some of that light lemony citrus flavor. The finish is also quite satisfying with a great blend of all aforementioned flavors and a slight dryness.

M: Light, bubbly (but not too effervescent), with a touch of real body towards the end that is still quite light but enough to blanket the tongue with wonderful tastes and finish smooth.

D: Incredibly drinkable and perfect for a hot summer MN day like today. The only problem with this beer's drinkability is that one might be too inclined to chug it down, but the truth is as great as it is cold if you let it warm ever so slightly the flavors become more pronounced. I feel like I've said this about another beer, but now, this is the best lager I've ever had. Once again, Surly is awesome.

Serving type: can

07-20-2010 20:24:04 | More by optiontwo
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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
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