Hell - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 119
Gots: 80 | 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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Tasted On: 10-20-2012
Freshness: Canned on 08-01-12
Packaging: 16 oz. can
Glassware: Seidel
Purchased: Received in a trade

Pours with a big white head. Color is a hazy, bright golden. I get a decent amount of lacing with fair head retention.

Aromas are of light, bready malts plus grassy and floral hop notes. Also has some lemon/citrus smells.

Crisp and clean mouthfeel is the first impression, with carbonation in the moderate range. Flavors are slightly sweet and lightly hopped. Medium-bodied, the finish is again balanced equally between the hops and malts, playing well with each other. It does have a slight vegetable flavor in the aftertaste that I don't care for.

An enjoyable, easy-drinking lager here.

Thanks to fLax for this one!

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A: Pours clear copper color with two fingers of beige colored head, which deflates slowly leaving behind a solid wall of lacing. Very good retention.

S: Bready and amber malt, a little sweet grain, and some whiffs of interesting baker's spices.

T: Clean malt and lagery yeast flavor, a little eatery caramel. Slight bitterness lingers on the palate momentarily.

M: Medium body and carbonation, a little bite.

O: Solid example of the style, though nothing exceptional. Fairly drinkable, and will satiate any lager craving.

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A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of grainy malts and earthy yeast in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of yeast along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes somewhat like a pale lager but has a lot more flavors due to its unfiltered nature. It's relatively easy to drink.

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Hell from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.