Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz. can poured into an imperial pint. 0 03 17 A 3 BR printed on the side of the can. Huge thanks to wisconsinality for this one!
(A)- Pours a clear amber color that produced a great off-white head with great retention too. Left plenty of lacing as it dissipated.
(S)- A dry resin-like pine with lemon, lime, pineapple, and grapefruit citrus. A light honey-like sweetness.
(T)- A thinner hop profile than what the smell led me to believe. A maltier/sweeter profile of a honey/pineapple/caramel thing with the hops being an afterthought, but yet present on the finish with a light lemon bitterness.
(M)- A good carbonation level. Much much maltier than I expected. Also, much more sweeter because of the malt profile. The hops are there, but much more subtle than they should be for the style.
(D)- This is good, but far too malty for the style in my opinion. The hop profile is great in the aroma, but in the taste and mouthfeel they are far lacking in presence like they should. Do not get me wrong, I enjoyed this beer, but I was expecting more for the style it is classified under.
Serving type: can
06-21-2010 17:23:53 | More by sweemzander
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