Five - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by timtim:
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
pours a dark reddish-brown with a tan head that fades pretty quickly and doesn't leave lace. fine for what it is. nose is dark fruit, sour cherry, cola, toasty/roasty malt, wine, vinegar and a touch of oak and funk. seems pretty spot on flanders red to me. taste is very good balance of the above. sour hits first, followed by fruit and cola which is rounded out by a proper wood, malt and funk character. mouthfeel is medium full. very soft and silky. extra points for alcohol being virtually undetectable. wow! 8+% really! totally out of the mold for what i expect from surly. delicious, fun experiment that i would love to sit down with again.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2012 12:40:07 | More by timtim
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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 472 ratings.