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Five - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 14.46%
Wants: 180
Gots: 222 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Dark brown with ruby edges. Thin off white head that's fades to a film of tiny bubbles.

Smell- The dominant smell is sour apple but underneath there is some earthy funky stuff going on.

Taste- The taste follows the smell pretty closely. Sour apple, some cherry, funky leather seems to finish.

Mouthfeel- Fairly thin body but the carbonation makes the overall mouthfeel smooth and almost creamy.

Overall- Really glad I got a chance to try this out of the bottle after having a sample at the great taste. It lived up to my drunken memories. Great beer.

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Dark brown body with tan head that discipates quickly to ring. Smell sour cherries with slight funk. Taste sour cherries, red wine, moderately sour with slight notes of oak and funk finish. Mouthfeel lively with dry finish. Decent Brett brew. Nice job Surly!

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Five from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.