Hell - Surly Brewing Company
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2.17/5 rDev -43.3%
this beer is not fun it was hell to drink. the malts were heavy and syrupy seemed not very carbonated and flat. Yeast taste was very rough and gave me a headache. Not impressed with this beer surprised by the high ratings. Yokel was better than this a lot better from my memories and that is only other Zwickel I have had so far but that was a long time ago.
07-24-2011 13:04:09 | More by exonthebottle
2.45/5 rDev -36%
Huh. A new style for me, and one I'd never heard of, to boot. One of many splendid extras from mba. Thanks!
Pours a clear gold with a 1-2 inch white foam head. Okay. So far, looks like a typical lager. Uhhh... I looked up the style, and shouldn't this be cloudy?
Smells faintly of lemon zest, but mostly of a disappointingly grain-y cereal malt. Hurm. Is this going to be grainy and sweet, cause right now, I'm getting a malt liquor vibe.
Well, there's a bit of lemon zest and a crisp earthiness to it, but the grain malt sweetness makes me think malt liquor mixed with a pilsener. A bit of bready yeastiness to it, but just a bit. I just am not sure what they were going for here. Frankly, if I had this blind, Surly wouldn't be one of the breweries I guess made this. Even if I took 1000 guesses.
Mouthfeel is strangely flat, despite the big white head.
10-17-2009 08:23:09 | More by Overlord
2.73/5 rDev -28.7%
Poured from a 16 oz can into a glass. Date on bottom of can says 6/30/11...not the freshest. I am not a fan of lagers at all, so keep that in mind...
A: You know...fizzy, light golden straw/copper color. Half finger head that faded quickly. Fairly clear. Not a bad looking beer, but not overly appetizing.
S: Yeasty breadiness hits first...some detectible floral/herbal/grassy hop notes. A bit of orange rind.
T: Tastes like a lager. Sorry, but I don't really have much more to say here. Mild hops, mild malts, and just a dominant bready/funky lager yeast flavor. Kind of a mildly funky saison quality actually.
M: Not a bad mouthfeel...this might be the only thing that distinguishes this from an average lager. It's a medium-bodied beer and where most lagers are ultra-fizzy w/o any flavors to balance out that bite, this is appropriately carbonated.
O: Sorry folks, I'm just not a fan of lagers. This is definitely better than most, but that's not saying much - just take a look at the scores I gave it. If you like lagers, I'm sure you'll dig this...but I think there are significantly better beers on the market by this brewery.
10-29-2011 20:04:08 | More by kbuzz
2.93/5 rDev -23.5%
A: Served in a 16 oz. pint glass. The color was a clear pale straw with a thin head.
S: Very faint hops, no malt aroma.
T: Not much maltiness to speak of, a slight sweetness. There is a hop bitterness and a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste.
M: Very thin mouth feel.
D: Not much at the temperature it was served at.
This is very disappointing coming from Surly. This is the second time I have had this beer, at a different location this time around, so no mistake in getting the order right. It reminded me of Japanese beer. Perhaps if it were chilled to ~34F it would be more palatable.
08-01-2010 01:13:26 | More by sonata2008
2.98/5 rDev -22.2%
First Surly review -- is it really a Munich Helles? Or a U.S. micro version? Let's see.
A -- Sort of hazy* gold with a white head that settles quickly.
S -- Mellow hops with some grainy to bready malts trying to grab attention.
T -- Some mild citrus up front with very light, grainy malts in the middle and some very light spicy hop bitterness in the finish. Some lightly bready malts in the aftertaste.
M -- Light body with a crisp mouthfeel.
O -- Well, it's lacking a little malt character for a good Helles, and the mouthfeel just isn't soft enough to make me feel like Munich. At least the brewers didn't pile on the hops to create a beer for the new geek palate. It's a good drinker for a hot afternoon at the grill, but I probably won't look to it for a German-style lager fix.
*I see the can reports unfiltered, but I'd think there would be more yeasty breadiness because of that.
06-03-2014 23:26:35 | More by steveh
Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.