Eleven (Anniversary Beer) | Surly Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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79 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by gatornation on 03-08-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
79
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of sallymckoobalube
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown in color with very little light penetration. There's a fingernail of dark beige covering the top. The nose is a very unique blend of dark Belgian malt and funky Brettanomyces. There's a sweetness from the wheat in the mix, too. I'm tasting more of the dark Belgiant malt in the forefront along with alcohol, dates, and figs. The back of the palate offers some wheat and a touch of sourness from the Brettanomyces. The mouth is thick, chewy, and offers a bit of warmth from the alcohol.

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Photo of darktronica
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent dark amber with as much head as you want it to have, a very fine foam, with extensive residual lacing. The wheatwine dominates the nose, with a light tartness from the brett. The quad shows up more prominently on the mid-palate and as the beer warms, with good Belgian esters, plum, and caramel. Overall, delicately balanced and well-executed. Enjoyable for fans of either style.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bstoeckel
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a really interesting beer. Pours lighter than I expected with the quad included, had more of a see through caramel color with a small head. The sour comes through heavily on the nose. Taste is a really interesting balance with a strong sour taste to start but a more typical quad flavor in the finish. I wouldn’t have thought of a sour quad but it makes it pretty drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Sparky44
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The pour is a mahogany-tinged brown with a tan head. The nose is quad-forward, with stone fruit, banana, and clove prominent, but there’s a funky note from the Brett that mixes well with the quad components.

The taste is a rich amalgamation of flavors: stone fruit, banana, clove, Belgian yeast esters, the Brett. Another Surly anniversary beer that stretches boundaries in a most excellent way.

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Photo of Steveskk83
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says its a Belgian Quad and it looks okay but OH MY GOD it blasts out like a grade school science project volcano the second the cap is removed.

When it settles down it pours dark brown with a wispy cream-colored head, like a regular quad. So maybe this is okay but the carb is off. Whatever.

Smells very malty and chocolatey, with nodes of grain and ripe fruit. Not really to style, but interesting enough to keep me engaged throughout the bomber.

Tastes... great. I think. Very good, at least. The very front is like a medium-hopped chocolatey brown ale from the late 90s, the middle is yeasty and pleasantly alcoholic, the end is ripe fruit and unplaceable sweetness and light wheatmalt bitterness.

This is a really good beer. It's nice, it's different, it's unusual, and that's what Surly's always done best.

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Photo of JoeandRyan
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s_minette
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice shade of brown. The head is off white, 2 finger, and somewhat frothy. Retention was average. No real lacing on the glass.
The nose is somewhat earthy. I get a grape aroma.
Taste - Quite complex. Up front I get the earthy taste, raisin. On the backside I do get a burn from the 10% ABV that does linger.
Fairly full bodied. Some burn from the alcohol, but not as strong as expected. Some carbonation bubbles.
Interesting beer. Unique. Complex.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leinie13
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Eleven (Anniversary Beer) from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 79 ratings