Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A damn fine looking beer indeed. Deeply opaque, cloudy amber obviously unfiltered amber burnt brick colored.
Thik with bready malts showing both caramel and toffee accents. Hops are resiny in nature with a bit of everything, mostly earth, pine, with some citrus on the end. Nose shows good balance of malt and hop although hop driven.
Very good but the middle is slightly skewed possibly because of temperature. As the beer warms up it rounds out much more and the malt is much enhanced although still lacking in overall hop appeal really. Sweet malt very bready full of toffee with hints of caramel. Not as hoppy and bitter as I had envisioned and lacking an overall balance with the sweetness of the malt although not cloying. Hops are however sticky and condusive but just lacking a big alpha acid kick. Not sure of the hop variety or if this has been in the growler too long? It is reminiscent of a caramel covered hop.
Serving type: growler
03-13-2009 01:14:17 | More by mcallister
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