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Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 120
Gots: 64 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

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Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.