Hell - Surly Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -2.1%
A: Pours a pretty good head of just about ivory white. Big bubbles mostly. The beer is very clear, not the cloudy hazy I would expect from a keller or zwickel, especially one that says it's unfiltered right on the can. Still very light and nice color. But the head is gone already, and left only a little lace.
S: Pils and pale malt, maybe a little Vienna/Munich in there as well, but just the malt. No hops. It almost smells a little...damp I guess is the word I'm looking for. But it's a clean, clear cut lager smell.
T: The taste is a little fruity, actually, but also bready and grainy and full of that pils malt. But it's not a clean taste, and doesn't seem to have gained anything from open fermentation. This really isn't anything to write home about in my opinion, but I guess is sort of to style. I guess I'm just not impressed, I expected something more from Surly.
M: A good weight, smooth on the tongue, but then bitter on the swallow. An interesting transition there.
D: Great, like a standard Euro Lager really, which is good I suppose, but at the same time not.
09-23-2009 02:24:41 | More by mdwalsh
Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.