Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 16 oz can into a tulip.
A: Orange golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, off-white head. Plenty of carbonation. Settles pretty slowly. Eventually leaves just a light blanket of bubbly carbonation on the surface. Some really nice spiderweb lacing.
S: Hoppy, piny, and some sweet citrus tones. Maybe some raisin and licorice in there too. Clove and oregano.
T: Raisin, pine, baked bread. Nice bittersweet kind of thing going on.
M: Puckering-ly pinyness introduces itself in the front and lingers throughout. Also, that slight sweetness starts, but is overcome a little by the pine. Very dry finish. Really carbonated.
D: Sip and enjoy.
Atmosphere is very good. Really nice deep golden hue, bubbly head, carbonation throughout and some decent lacing. Nose is very full combination of pine, sweet and spice. Flavor is an interesting balance of pine, sweet, and spice. Kinda' tastes like it smells. Overall, this is a great quaff.
Serving type: can
02-12-2011 04:11:45 | More by bmwats
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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
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