Bitter Brewer | Surly Brewing Company

Bitter BrewerBitter Brewer
BA SCORE
81.3%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 1,088 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a significant portion of Simpsons Golden Promise, the malt character comes across as toasty, and the flaked oats provide some additional mouthfeel to offset the bitterness. The hops provide an orange aroma and flavor, almost like marmalade. The current signature hop is Mandarina Bavaria, a new aromatic varietal coming out of Germany that has distinct tangerine and orange-like notes.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,080
Reviews:
446
Ratings:
1,088
Liked:
885
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
11.06%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
236
Gots:
88
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,088 |  Reviews: 446
Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you garymuchow for this
16 oz can dated 5/13/15 poured into a pint glass

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head/

S- Citrus, some lemons, some sweeter fruitiness, herbal/floral hoppiness, very tea like.

T- Upfront the taste is not too aggressive, toasted malts, some citrus, floral, the finish however is piney and aggressively bitter to a point where I feel it is more like an IPA.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- When I saw this was an English Bitter I was not expecting such a bitter finish in a 4% beer, I thought it would be more balanced, but I still really enjoy this beer. Lives up to the high quality I have had with everything else from Surly.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DRapp1984
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bike_Nerd
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pagriley
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale hazy, and almost like a wheat.
Assertive pine on the nose with a hint of citrus
A touch harsh in the bitterness, not much else on the palate
Good carb and refreshing mouth feel

Overall a solid beer.

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Photo of arniepnminne
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Taybeh
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cervezango
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cl3
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer. Pours a bright clear orange color with a bright white head. Smells slightly biscuity with with a bit of citrus from the mandarina hops. Bitter, as advertised, with a little bit of fruitiness. Great carbonation that stick around even with an aggressive pour. A real easy drinker. Perfect for warm summer days.

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunuelian
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgarvis
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chucker17
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkkosmatka
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Bitter Brewer from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.3% out of 100 with 1,088 ratings
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