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Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

761 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 120
Gots: 61 | 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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brewdoc75

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to my buddy's wife, I got 8 of the beauties.

A: Straw yellow with golden hues. Strong carbonation. Minimal head.

S: Sweet malts with a hint of biscut. I get some faint fruitiness as well. Faintly floral hops in the end. Not super aromatic, but pretty good for a lager.

T: Maltiness is strong with this one. Faintly sweet and tons of grains. There is a mild fruity tone as well. I can't put my finger on it though. I taste hops towards the end with some spiciness and a pleasant balancing bitterness.

M: Light on the tongue. Crisp, clean and lovely.

D: This is an exceptional lager. I'm not super familiar with the style, but it is definitely one I want more of. This beer is the epitome of drinkability. This should be a summer seasonal for Surly. It would be in my fridge all summer long. A great companion on golf outings and fishing trips or just after a night mowing the lawn...which I should get around to.

Serving type: can

08-31-2009 01:33:01 | More by brewdoc75
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-31-2013 05:29:43 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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Keananmichael5

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-21-2014 03:52:39 | More by Keananmichael5
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-17-2013 20:30:13 | More by DaveAnderson
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

05-13-2013 02:33:35 | More by MooseBoose
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wcintula

New York

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Connor for getting Surly to NY for me. Poured into a pint glass the beer has a nice two-finger, fluffy white head which recedes to a thin film. Smell the lager yeast with a very sweet malt profile behind it. Clean tasting with strong yeasty bready flavors. It's very smooth and light bodied, very refreshing. This is a great and easy beer to drink, I'm glad they come in 16 oz cans.

Serving type: can

08-14-2010 14:32:22 | More by wcintula
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Doyle

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-05-2012 17:47:22 | More by Doyle
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-03-2013 12:18:01 | More by EJJ1848
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TooGood

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-11-2014 21:03:18 | More by TooGood
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 03:43:05 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-03-2014 01:51:25 | More by SD-Alefan
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a tulip. Thanks Eric! Pours a brilliant yellow gold with a fluffy 1' head and a slight haze. Smells of fresh breads, some toastiness and lightly of hops. Nice crisp flavor- some bready yeast and a good amount of bitterness on the sides of my tongue. Slightly cloying bitter aftertaste lessens the drinkability score. But would be a great lawnmower beer on a nice summer day.

Serving type: can

01-17-2010 20:16:45 | More by DrDogbeer
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markcp

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-03-2013 20:59:51 | More by markcp
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kguyty

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-03-2013 02:31:37 | More by kguyty
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brn9000

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-02-2013 02:13:33 | More by brn9000
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis into a Surly pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep golden, almost amber, color with a nice white foamy head that didn't last long, but left a little lacing behind.

Smell: Malty goodness with some floral hops mixed in. Slight citrus notes. Nice.

Taste: Slight sweet, but dry, floral hops flavors up front. Tasty sweet malts in the middle and a good bitterness on the tounge for the finish. Nothing overpowering, a great balance.

Mouth feel: A fair amount of carbonation but nothing that distracts from the crisp flavors. Light to medium body.

Drinkability: HELL yeah! This is a damn tasty beer with a moderate ABV and a crisp clean taste that makes it very easy to do a session with. I had a few off the tap and they went down very easily.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2009 23:29:59 | More by ChopperSmith
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2013 16:53:42 | More by charlesjwinkler
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DTown

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-01-2014 00:39:34 | More by DTown
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-02-2013 14:57:24 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-04-2012 04:07:55 | More by ryancl
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-02-2013 05:14:12 | More by Thedaver4220
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iadler

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 6-15.

A- Clear straw gold color with a two finger head that dissipates quickly. No sign of lacing.

S- Fresh baked bread with light fruit notes such as pear, apple, white grape and lemon.

T- Nice bread maltiness with some subtle citrus notes such as orange zest, grapefruit and and pear. Well balanced and refreshing.

M- Medium carbonation and body with a nice smooth butter finish. Extremely drinkable

O- Not really a fan of light beers, but this is quite tasty and refreshing during the summer months. Another solid seasonal offering from Surly.

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 04:05:58 | More by iadler
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smogfood

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-02-2011 22:59:09 | More by smogfood
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NappyB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-29-2013 14:04:02 | More by NappyB
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-04-2012 00:01:01 | More by markasparov
Hell from Surly Brewing Company
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