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Pentagram - Surly Brewing Company

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93
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505 Ratings
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 191
Gots: 181 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Arcane Seal guards an enigmatic brew that is FUNKY, DARK, and SOUR. If you choose to break the seal, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

100% Brettanomyces Dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in red wine barrels. "Brett" is a unique yeast strain that produces flavors that would be considered offensive if they were not intentional. 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: MasterSki on 02-19-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 Vintage.

Appearance: Very dark plum body with a thin layer of off-white foam.

Aroma: That vinegar punch that comes with a good sour.

Taste: Very smooth and on the lower end of the sour spectrum, some of which could do with its age. Pentagram starts with a bright, almost sweet, dark fruit flavor that slowly turns deeper. The sour Brett yeast creeps in near the finish, just potent enough to make you pucker for a moment before it turns into a rich near-ripe cherry flavor. The red wine barrel aging has definitely smoothed the flavor and lent a complexity to the finish and aftertaste that makes for a great drinking experience. Much lower alcohol content than I expected at 6.6% ABV but just goes to show how flavorful a beer can be.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body, which is typical for the style in my experience. Aggressive but somewhat sparse carbonation. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Was it worth the year long wait in the fridge? I guess it met my expectations. Sour lovers should check it out but don't splurge if its not one of your favorite styles. Would I drink it again? Maybe.

Serving type: bottle

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Pentagram from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.