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Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

782 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 782
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 119
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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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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.

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Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.