Wet - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by AylwinForbes:
4.18/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Drank in a 12 oz snifter at the Bavarian Lodge. Even the shrieks of a herd of drunken revelers did not detract from the immediate impact this beer made upon us. I have drunk a lot of very good beer over the past year or so; in fact I try only to drink very good beer; so it has to be something quite special that makes one really take note. The Wet is one such. Dulcie immediately proclaimed "top five." I tend to be more circumspect, but I will say I will savour the memory. Even several hours after leaving the Lodge, the hop imprint still lingered on my palate.
The beer is a lovely warm copper color in the glass with a healthy, quite dense head. Oodles of pine and earth emerge from the glass. Hop experts will be able to detect better than I the varieties. On the palate is where it is most striking; it is really dry and quite mineral, reminiscent of a really dry champagne oddly, withering bitterness unfolds upon the palate, with, and perhaps here is a fault, little balance provided by sweetness from the malt. I see some have scored it low in this regard and I can understand that. Personally, I found the style so full of character that I liked it. I can't imagine that it will have any aging qualities given the predominance of hop character.
Serving type: on-tap
11-14-2009 16:37:03 | More by AylwinForbes
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