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Five - Surly Brewing Company

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473 Ratings
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 180
Gots: 219 | 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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2 years in the cellar. It has a nice deep brown hue. The aroma is certainly that of funk. The flavor is complex, rich, delightful, and inviting. The finish is a bit on the rough side but it may be due to the low temp at which I'm consuming it. Is it worth the $23 I paid for the bottle. In my first few sips I have to say, yes.

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on tap @ Mackenzie's (Surly tap takeover leftovers)

A- Very dark color. Can see a hint of red if held to the light, but otherwise could easily be mistaken for a dark beer. Thin head that dissipates quickly.
S- Cherry. Cherry sour everywhere. Smells just great, with a hint of the oak barrel.
T- Cherry tart. Definitely get some red wine feel in there. Very bright and sour, although not a ton of complexity here it's not necessary as the base flavor is delicious.
M- Very nice, a little chewy. Well carbonated, extremely drinkable.
O- Clearly excellent. Happy 5th anniversary indeed. Unique take on the style from a wonderful Minnesota brewer, and makes me look forward to sampling the Pentagram in my basement even more.

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Five from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.