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Pentagram (Unblended) - Surly Brewing Company

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Pentagram (Unblended)
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 24
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jsanford on 02-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

In honor of Surly Brewing's fifth anniversary we brewed a 100% Brettanomyces fermented brown aged in used red wine barrels. Brettanomyces is a yeast used in place of "normal" brewing yeast, it produces a unique flavor profile. Pentagram is a single barrel "tasting" of Five.

This listing is for unblended Pentagram on draft/cask only.
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My review follows feloniousmonk's rather closely because I found it hard to explain this one.

I would like to thank Surly for making such an interesting and wonderful beer. For me to sum this brew up in so few words would do it a disservice, but I can firmly say that this is one of the most interesting beers that I have had in a long time.

First smell was raisin, wood, grape, a bit of chocolate, and something a bit off. First pour was a muddy chocolate, with a caramel head that quickly dissipated into a tighter, flat, ring around the glass. First taste was overwhelming in the best way possible.

The first thing that I tasted was a mish-mash of fruits, wood, chocolate, and a hint of coffee, all wrapped up in sour. After I settled into my first glass, a lot of the overpowering flavors calmed and I was left with a beautiful beer. The taste stuck around, and the carbonation relaxed my stomach.

Thanks Surly, I appreciate it.

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Enjoyed at MN Winterfest 2011

I am a big fan of sours and wilds and this one does not disappoint. This is by far my favorite sour and quite possibly my favorite beer I have ever had. The taste and aroma is amazing. I am anxiously waiting the release of 5 to see what the final result is.

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Pentagram (Unblended) from Surly Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.