Hell - Surly Brewing Company
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2.98/5 rDev -22.2%
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
06-03-2014 23:26:35 | More by steveh
Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.