Abrasive Ale - Surly Brewing Company
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4.18/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
16oz can into taster glass.
Pours a lightly hazy, dark orange-golden color with a bubbly foamy off-white head.
The aroma is of incredibly resiny pine, with very faint grapefruit.
Though the resinous pine notes are still the dominant flavors they do back off just enough to allow a bit more of the citric grapefruit to come through than in the nose. There is just a faint amount of malty cracker backing to give it a bit of balance.
The mouthfeel is pretty standard, with a medium body and fairly active carbonation with a dry finish.
The resiny notes are really the defining aspect of this beer, but without becoming the only characteristic to be found. The ABV is very well blended.
Serving type: can
02-27-2011 19:02:47 | More by vkv822
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