Hell - Surly Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +10.4%
My first surly hell. A huge thanks from biglobo, one of the greatest traders on BA. Poured into my surly snifter
A- hell pours a bright straw yellow body with a fantastic head of white foam. The lacing coates the sides of the glass, while also offsetting the golden straw yellow body
S- bready with a good whiff of grassy notes pushing out from the glass. A real refreshing pils blast that I like
T- slightly heartier than a normal pils, hell has a good sweetness that is still quite crisp and refreshing. A sweet bready and rice malt taste is really refreshing. I could taste this all day
M- crisp and refreshing with flavor mingling for a treat
O- wow, surly does no wrong! Hell is just as good as a prima pils to me. So drinkable that I don't know what to say other than I could drink these non stop! Surly is amazing
06-01-2012 00:35:43 | More by lovindahops
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
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).
05-29-2012 15:27:08 | More by inlimbo77
3.73/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
05-24-2012 21:37:01 | More by yamar68
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
04-13-2012 03:04:47 | More by argock
3.43/5 rDev -10.4%
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!
02-21-2012 14:21:07 | More by spdyfire83
Hell from Surly Brewing Company
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