Five - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by kojevergas:
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on-draught at Cafe 23 in Minnesota. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high.
A: Pours a one finger head of great cream, good thickness, and pretty good retention. Colour is a solid black.
Sm: Red wine, bacteria, yeast, and pleasant souring hops and funkiness. A moderate strength aroma, but very pleasant.
T: Wonderful sourness, funkiness, and yeast alongside red wine notes. Very complex and subtle. Extremely well balanced and quite nicely built.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Very complementary of the flavours and style. Not too thick or too thin. Just right.
Dr: Very drinkable for a sour beer. I'd definitely love to have it again. A bit pricey, but excellent. The red wine and sourness coalesce beautifully. A real gem of a beer that would be wonderful with age. It might be disrespectful to pair it with food.
I was sad to hear that Cafe 23 will be closing soon.
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2011 20:42:52 | More by kojevergas
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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.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 01:24:03 | More by Alieniloquium
Five from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.