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Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

791 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 791
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 120
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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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-03-2014 03:43:05 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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Stillyman11

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-15-2014 05:20:10 | More by Stillyman11
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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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MaximumYuks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-27-2014 00:59:05 | More by MaximumYuks
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-19-2013 21:13:47 | More by JALIEN
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nharres

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-26-2012 23:19:27 | More by nharres
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drebrew

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-06-2014 01:29:12 | More by drebrew
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-02-2012 22:53:13 | More by dragomni
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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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Augustiner719

New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a very clear yellowy orange color with a Niven creamy white head. Aroma has some lemony hops and some sweet bread. Nice balance. Taste is very clean and crisp. Similar to a helles lager but this has some more hops to it. Really beautiful flavors and great for the summer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but light flavorwise on the finish. Drinkability is up there and love the cans.

08-20-2010 23:51:47 | More by Augustiner719
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-01-2013 00:49:48 | More by jmw4437
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +19.6%

Pours a golden yellow straw color with a small white head the dissipates quickly.

Smell is very earthy and grassy with a light bready malt aroma in the background.

Taste is very clean and crisp with a big pilsner flavor. Very good flavor for the style. Light hops and bready malts in the finish, very good.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp. Medium carbonation with a light body.

Very drinkable, perfect beer for a hot summer day.

07-23-2010 04:14:29 | More by pmccallum86
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-03-2013 02:03:58 | More by koes0024
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-04-2014 01:47:17 | More by carlmoberg
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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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Parrotbeak

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

Straw color, with an eighth-inch white head that fades gradually, becoming patchy.
Smell is light, bready malts with a touch of buttery, caramel notes accompanying. Very light hops, as well as some faint corny notes.
Taste is lightly-spiced and bready malts with some subtle, grassy hops. Mild bitter rush follows, which in turn is followed by some light buttery, caramel notes. Finish has a slightly malty, corny aspect.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with a clean finish. Light body.
Drinkability is excellent. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

07-21-2010 00:53:57 | More by Parrotbeak
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-06-2013 23:40:33 | More by mfl620ks
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-09-2013 22:49:56 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-16-2013 18:42:49 | More by Shawner
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mdvatab

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%

Received as an extra in a recent trade. (Cheers!)
Poured from 16oz can into shaker pint.
(No date to be found on the can.)

Aroma: Grain husk, a light metallic note, flour, and a vegetal corn note. Not saying this one's brewed w/ corn. Just noticing some possible DMS.)

Appearance: Almost crystal-clear (very impressive, as this one is unfiltered) golden body. Nice, white, two-fingered head falls slowly. Lacing is not present.

Flavor: Some good honey sweetness up front. Again, a bit of a corn-like vegetal note. Floral hop flavor and bitterness are pretty low. I, personally, could use more hops, and expected more in a Surly brew.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. I would have enjoyed a little bit more to cut through the sweetness. Medium-light body. Actually, a bit more body there than I'd expected.

Overall: This one is pretty drinkable, as the can conveys. I could see the sweetness, though, getting to be a bit too much after a can or two. I would enjoy this one more if the sweetness were turned down a notch, and if more hops were thrown in. Not a bad one, just not my style.

10-24-2011 03:09:00 | More by mdvatab
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Appearance-Very vibrant, nice hazy, sunshine yellow body. Head was white with little retention and some nice lacing. Very nice appealing looking.

Smell-Smells like a lager. Malt, some light citrus and hops. Bready.

Taste-Wow, talk about a session beer. When it first hits the tongue you think standard lager. Sweet malts then turns into a nice citrusy, light hop finish. Nice balance of flavors.

Mouthfeel-Nicely carbonated, light bodied. Just feels great in your mouth, near perfect mouthfeel

Overall-First beer of the style so I'm not going to go crazy. However, this is definitely a top 5 session beer that I would drink If I could access it, but I can't. bummer.

09-11-2011 18:32:56 | More by SWMeyer4141
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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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CaptainPancakes

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-02-2014 17:01:46 | More by CaptainPancakes
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-28-2013 16:53:42 | More by charlesjwinkler
Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.