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Misanthrope - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian style Saison aged with Brett in used white wine barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-10-2013)
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MadScientist, Aug 24, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -14.6%

Served in a 10 oz darkness snifter in the tap room.
A-a burnt hazy golden color with a thin white head that quickly recedes to a thin film on the glass.
S-sweet funky earthy aroma with a noticeable white wine aroma. Spicy phenols here too.
T-a bit sour upfront with a sweet white wine taste. A bit black peppery with a dry finish
M-plenty of tingly carbonation with a warming finish. Not much body with a very dry tart finish.
O-tastes like a lot of wild beers. Fairly easy to drink with moderate funkiness and sourness with a white wine quality. Needs some more barley or "beery" flavor for my tastes.

deebo, Aug 22, 2013
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warmbier804, Jun 10, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

On tap at Surly's taproom. 10 oz. serving in a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Color is a bright and somewhat hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of white head that slowly recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A very funky and yeasty Belgian style aroma with lots of fruit esters. Belgian yeast upfront with some farmhouse funk, white and black peppers, and clove. Huge scent of Brett funk with a white wine presence. Fruit hints of banana, cherry, pear, orange, pineapple, apricot, and peach. Pale malt with hints of grains, straw, and crackers. Subtle earthy hop hints in the background. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a very funky Belgian yeast driven taste with lots of fruity notes. Belgian yeast notes with some farmhouse funk, clove, and some white and black pepper. A very big taste of the Brett funk giving some sour white wine notes. Fruity notes of bananas, pear, tart cherry, pineapple, orange, apricot, and peach. Bready pale malt presence with notes of grains, straw, and cracker. Very forward with the sour funk. Pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sour, fruity, and pretty drying on the finish. Pretty smooth with well masked alcohol.

Overall: Another very good Brett beer from Surly. This is like a Cynic mixed with Pentagram. Nice combination of farmhouse esters with the Brett.

MattyG85, Aug 22, 2013
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hazy orange body - very brett forward, some nice barrel notes, chardonnay, hay, wood, white pepper, clove. This was a nice beer - a nice prelude to heavier barrel aged beers on this day. Pentagram was a dud, but misanthrope is solid

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on tap @ Surly Tap room 10 oz seving

A-pours a hazed yellow color with slight orange striations a brilliant white head that revedes to a fresh collar thru-out
S- spicy with white wine and fruit smells wet hay and funk
T-follows the nose sweet chardonnay with pepper and wet hay a touch of wood mixed with white fruit and tropical fruit
M-a bouquet of fruit and wine mixed with spice its sour and sweet
O-my what a great saison

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Misanthrope from Surly Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.