CynicAle | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tavernjef on 06-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,481
Reviews:
612
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
242
Gots:
208
For Trade:
8
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Photo of cuttlery
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3/266...served in tallbot can. Pours cloudy rusty orange. Very low foam and sits still. Fruity, funky, yeasty. Lemon fruit juice blend. Citrus throughout. Smooth, crisp and clean. Honey apricots. Really tasty.

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Photo of twb0392
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, yeast. Taste is yeast, spices, pepper and ginger stand out, some malts and fruits are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and refreshing beer.

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Photo of Cramerican
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyTwins
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Amber/orange, hazy, mild carbonation rising, a finger + of off white head that lingers a while and settles to a ring. Very slight lacing.
AROMA: A bit like a Hefe. I get fruit like banana, apricot, a bit of that bubblegum note. Also, it's not really funky but I do get a hay bale type thing. Smells very mild, but pleasant.
TASTE: Belgian yeast, banana, almost a coriander flavor, a bit of pepper. Apricot as well.
FEEL: Medium body, full carbonation, a little slick up front and drier towards the back.
OVERALL: Interesting beer, so much like a Hefe in a lot of ways.

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Photo of todfug
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stompilator
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tylerstravis
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NelsAllyn15
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewViking
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeltMaaj
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HeadyTheElder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright yellow pour, big 1" white head on it. Aroma didn't do much for me, not much there.

Taste had some clovey spice rack, pretty clean, pepper. Lots of carbonation, some banana phenol comes in later. Lots of belgian yeasty-ness to the beer. Hid the alcohol decently. Not my favorite saison, but it does do the traditional non tart or sour thing if you're looking for that. Too much spice rack and not enough levity and dry mouthfeel for my tastes.

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3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Pours clean deep golden orange, finger white head fades quickly, small spots of lace. Light grain, Belgian yeast in the nose, mild. Taste is a combo of light bread, lemon, pepper, yeast. The flavors come together pretty well with pepper lasting thru the dry crisp finish. Mouthfeel on the thin to medium side. Not a huge saison fan but enjoyed this one, refreshing.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 08/18/2015. Consumed 02/14/2016.

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Photo of One100grand
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,481 ratings.
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