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Five - Surly Brewing Company

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486 Ratings
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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 180
Gots: 222 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

In the Surly brewhouse, brewing our Anniversary beers mean one thing: forget what ya know and try something different. In honor of FIVE glorious years we bring you a 100% Brettanomyces fermented dark ale aged in red wine barrels. Flavors of sour cherry, tobacco, oak and classic "brett" barnyard funk balanced by dark Munich malt chewiness. Enjoy immediately or age at cellar temperature for a couple years.

(Beer added by: sarro on 08-23-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

I'm not a sour guy. But love Surly.

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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured a dark brown hue. Mild, dark head fizzles away. The aroma comes off as aged, soggy oak, funked dark malt and sourness. Smells of aggressively puckering Brett. The flavor, despite a few years in the bottle is very sour yet well integrated. The oak has seemed to die away a bit but it still brings elements to the flavor. Dark, rotty fruit, Barolo wine. Sour. Body is interestingly full. Carbonation is softer; perhaps losing its edge. Overall, I had this next to two vintages of Pentagram and liked this a lot more. A tasty, aged treat.

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Five from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.