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Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

755 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 755
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 120
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
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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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can. Canned on 5/17/12, so super fresh. Poured this one into a Victory tulip glass.

A: Pours a really beautiful clear (unfiltered?) golden yellow color. Two fingers of fluffy bright white head. Lots of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. Pretty beer.

S: Fresh bready notes. Bright citrus hop aromas, but they are mild. Grassy and grainy for sure.

T: Initially you get a touch of hops (mild ones) on the tip of tongue. Fades really quickly into that pilsner maltiness. Nice clean breadiness. Very smooth and easy drinking. The finish is clean and crisp. Definitely a beer you could slam in the summer months.

M: Light bodied.

O: B+ (solely because it isn't a style that I really care for).

Serving type: can

05-29-2012 15:27:08 | More by inlimbo77
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can to pint glass. Extremely fresh, canned 5 days ago:

Pours and smells like a quality pilsner. Pale gold, clear as a bell, abundant large-gauge beading. A starch white finger of foam floats above.

I have a hard time pinpointing the flavors of this family of beers. Cereal, sweet bread, some bitter hop presence, rather pleasant.

Drinks like a good outdoor summer beer. This might be a candidate for my Bonnaroo beer in a few weeks. Crisp, clean with subtle hops and mild malts.

Serving type: can

05-24-2012 21:37:01 | More by yamar68
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2012 14:05:26 | More by doucmehu
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Kryten

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-22-2012 20:08:13 | More by Kryten
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Doyle

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-03-2012 04:05:30 | More by piclee
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-24-2012 06:17:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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wsukow


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-15-2012 20:56:19 | More by wsukow
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motorhed

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-15-2012 20:31:21 | More by motorhed
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argock

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Canned on 8/09/11 smudged on bottom of can. Received as a gift from bro Greg (keep them coming!).

A: Slightly hazy gold with tightly bubbled white 1+-finger head that recedes to a small trail of lacing.

S: Sweet cereal grains with slightly citrus American hoppiness without much German hops character.

T: The flavor is also slightly fruity sweet with a lot of juicy lemon-orange citrus blending with the sweetness to leave a zippy fairly crisp lager.

M: The nice thick creamy kellerbier feel is there with fairly tame carbonation.

O: I liked this beer but it doesn't carry all of the traditional qualities of the style. I don't like the American hopping like in their other beers -- it just doesn't fit that well. All in all though, this is still a drinkable, enjoyable beer.

Serving type: can

04-13-2012 03:04:47 | More by argock
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RConnealy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-27-2012 19:07:07 | More by RConnealy
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-27-2012 21:26:12 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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spdyfire83

Ireland

3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

197th Review
Can to snifter

From notes. Pretty sure some generous BA sent this as an extra, but not sure who. Thanks though!

A: Clear golden hue. 2+ ( frothy white) fingernail head on gentle pour. Holy carbonation!

S: Not much here - hints bready malt, lemon zest, and hay.

T: Bready malt mixed with grassy taste. Touch of dried citrus peel and (soft) spice. Faint hop bitterness towards the finish.

M: Light bodied and well carbonated. Very easy to drink.

O: Overall a pretty decent beer for the style, but I'm just not a big fan of lagers. I realize the Keller Bier/Zwickel Bier is a style of its own, but I am generalizing my thoughts here. Nice to drink out of a can though!

Serving type: can

02-21-2012 14:21:07 | More by spdyfire83
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.7%

02-18-2012 17:53:43 | More by chrispoint
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-09-2012 09:31:09 | More by bigbeers84
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-07-2012 00:35:18 | More by wizo
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mkvi

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-05-2012 20:45:38 | More by mkvi
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-05-2012 17:13:41 | More by Kenai4
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-31-2012 14:18:35 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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adhallick

Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-29-2012 15:07:05 | More by adhallick
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wulftrobe

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-25-2012 17:40:03 | More by wulftrobe
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Schimms

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-24-2012 17:44:33 | More by Schimms
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-23-2012 21:43:32 | More by KAF
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Mrpickles

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-21-2012 18:50:28 | More by Mrpickles
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-20-2012 21:07:50 | More by vobr0002
Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.