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Five - Surly Brewing Company

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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 178
Gots: 221 | FT: 4
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%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

jtladner, Sep 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51%

Wiz99, Sep 05, 2014
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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.

Had by bottle.

VelvetExtract, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Almost black. Deep brown with a bit of red. Nice head as I pour it, but settles to nothing.

Smell - Cherries and lots of red wine. Some oaky mustiness. Dark malts. Some chocolate.
Taste - Much more red wine. Really dominates. Oak too. Cherry sourness. The dark malts aren't very prevalent here. Just an undertone of dark malt.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and pretty sour. Dry.

Overall - Without being a huge fan of dark sours, this is pretty good. Intense red wine. Mild dark malts. Works well.

Alieniloquium, Feb 17, 2014
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Five from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.