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Pentagram (Unblended) - Surly Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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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:
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.

(Beer added by: jsanford on 02-01-2011)
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Whistle Binkies South last night for Surly's 5th anniversary party. Had about 3 glasses of this. The keg sold out in half hour. Served in a tulip:

A - Dark brown with a bit of mahogany hues mixed in. Light foam ring around the edges. Really no head or lacing.

S - Tart funk and cherries. Red wine smell really comes through. Other dark fruit flavors of plums and cranberries.

T - Tart cherries, strawberries and cranberries. Brett funk and a bit oak. Really tasty and funky!

M - Nice tart tannins. Carbonation is really nice. Sour jaw clencher.

D - Really easy to drink. Nice smelling and tasting brew that I was so happy to try. After about 2 glasses, I just savored the third and smelled it the entire time. Really a nice treat. Now I have to wait till they bottle this glory.

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2011 16:35:45 | More by joshuaseresse
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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.

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Thanks Surly, I appreciate it.

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