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SŸX - Surly Brewing Company

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very good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 16.84%
Wants: 71
Gots: 159 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-19-2012)
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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 pint 9.4 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip style glass. The beer comes out of the bottle a honey yellow color as if it were liquified honey. However as it rises in the glass it becomes more of a hazy orange color. Like an orange/grapefruit/tangerine juice color. Nice and hazy, there's a big frothy head on this one, sort of a cremecicle color, goes away after a little bit, minimal lacing to it.

Smell is really good; I'm digging this one; if I had to sum it up quickly, it's sort of like a sweet barleywine. A nice natural honey aroma with some nice citrus and piney hops following it. A decent malt bill though, like a lot of pale or caramel malts to it. Some woody aromas to it as well, but not like the vanilla like barrel aromas. A lot of fruity characteristics like plumbs and dates as well.

Taste is just as good. Citrus and woody, strong on both. Sort of a sweet liquor citrus gummy candy. Some nice candy sweetness in the beginning but not an overwhelming sugar bomb. Some nice dehydrated fruit characteristics to it. Some nice caramelized/candy coated pecan or some other type of bitter nut flavoring to it as well.

Mouthfeel is really good, it's full bodied with a lingering flavor, but light enough to drink on a hot summer day. I wouldn't call it smooth, but close to it because it's far from rough and gritty/gushy. It's carbonated enough, but not enough to cause any type of sting. The alcohol is certainly present, and provides a slight warming sensation, but after it's been consumed; I feel it more in my stomach than in the mouthfeel. Really drinkable, a nice sipper, but I could see why this one would be a little bit dangerous if you weren't careful on it. Another solid brew from Surly; one of the better breweries out there.

AndyAvalanche, Jul 17, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the limited one time release bottle. Nearly 2 years after available (on 06/22/14). Pours a cloudy orange with a off white white head that diminishes quickly. Aroma is of floral hops, alcohol and bright refreshing characteristics. Similar to an IPA on a hot day. Taste is boozy with honey, bread and slight caramel. This isn’t a bad thing as it is still sweet up front with a slight hops bitterness lingering. Palette is average. Nothing note worthy. Just sharp and awakening. Overall. Incredible. I will continue to search for more bottles. Probably the best beer to come from Surly except for Darkness.

Dave11899, Jun 19, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Cloudy burnt orange. Off-white hefty head. Settles very quickly. Leggy on the swirl.

Smell - Hoppy. Smells very barleywine-like. Boozy. Caramel, but not very rich or sweet smelling.

Taste - Sharp alcohol. Sharp hop bite, too. Less malty than I thought it would be. Very bitter. Surprisingly bright flavors for such a big beer, but it's kinda harsh by that same token.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Not too heavy. Well carbonated. Harsh bitterness.

Overall - Gets sluggish and tough to drink.

Alieniloquium, Jun 15, 2014
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SŸX from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.