SŸX - Surly Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
a clean copper pour with 2 fingers of off-white head, creamy lacing left behind. smells of honey, tons of malt, heavy booze aroma, caramel, banana, raisins, brown sugar. a very sweet flavor up front.. tons of bready flavors with a subtle bitterness, lots of sugary sweetness, a bit of a belgian feel from the banana flavors in the yeast. full body with a low carbonation profile.
this is a pretty nice belgian style strong ale.. but a little underwhelming coming from surly. the alcohol is quite present and hits you fast and hard. maybe this wasn't an ideal one to open a few hours after that wootstout.. oops!
Serving type: bottle
10-13-2013 01:50:04 | More by facundoCNB
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Onto the next 1000! Thanks to Jeff for this one. 750ml waxed and capped bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Pours a frothy 3 finger cream colored head with moderate retention. Lacing is spotty with little cling. Beer is a slightly cloudy bright orange-bronze. Decent.
Nose is yams, sugar, caramel, honey, citrus and a slight booziness. Very sweet and hugely aromatic. Appropriate for the style.
Opens citrus, yam, honey, and pulp. Caramel, brown sugar, and mango sap deepen the experience. Molasses too. End is sweet brown and cane sugar with a boozy finish. Aftertaste is syrupy sweet. Solid but a bit too sweet at times.
Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and goes down silky and hot. Messy finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Nice.
Not really one of the better Surly anniversary beers. This one's just a bit too much on all fronts. Too sweet and too boozy without the flavor to tie all the different flavors into one unified experience.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2013 00:44:31 | More by SpeedwayJim
SŸX from Surly Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.