CynicAle | Surly Brewing Company

CynicAleCynicAle
BA SCORE
81.7%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 1,498 ratings
CynicAleCynicAle
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by tavernjef on 06-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,008
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
1,498
Liked:
1,224
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
218
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,498 |  Reviews: 612
Photo of Jkolls
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of minterro
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Miami66
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A sunny, honey colored vibe with a fluffy 2 finger head, that lasts only a little bit until it descends to a ring.

Floral, spicy, fruity aromas. Belgian spices, dry wheat, coriander.

Flavors of the Belgian spice, caramel malts, dry wheat, toffee, some dried banana, dried apple, white pepper, lemon pepper.

Feel is immediately parching, with a semi-dry stickiness throughout. Carbonation. Medium or light-medium bodied. Refreshing.

This was a lot better than I thought it'd be. Surly makes a pretty good Saison. I like the caramel notes.

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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Commandophile
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Light hazy gold color with Med-heavy bubbles. White head is just under an inch with a hard pour. Body leaves zero lacing.

Smell: Sweet yeast with lemon.

Taste: Complex taste, lemon skin and light peppery. Feels sweet but on the lighter side. Honey dose is just enough to offset the flavors.

Mouth: Sour finish, has its ups and down but breads feel comes off pretty good.

Overall: Good brew. Acquired taste which just takes a few sips to get adjusted to. Salud!

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Photo of craigbelly
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irrevjim
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

from a can to a beer tulip
look; bright golden caramel, 3/4" fluffy head leaves a covering, not a lot of retention or lacing
smell; cream soda, some citrus, yeast, banana
taste; like a belgian cream soda, some crisp floral hoppiness, pepper, yeast, malty cream soda flavor,
feel; a little peppery tingle on the tongue, otherwise smooth, creamy, a little odd
overall; nice, interesting belgi-cream ale, refreshing, moderately carbonated but almost too creamy to be refreshing

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Photo of lupercmda
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpt_splding
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuttlery
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DubiousGopher
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CynicAle from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.7% out of 100 with 1,498 ratings
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