Warp Zone
Surly Brewing Company

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German Pilsner
Ranked #199
Ranked #22,944
3.9 | pDev: 9.74%
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
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Notes: This easy-drinking beer is crisp, classic, and crushable, with a light gold body and a pop of floral hop aroma. No cheat codes necessary. (But if you want one: up up down down left right left right B A start)
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15
Photo of Mdog
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow, good carbonation but a little less head then expected.

Smell: Grassy, grainy, touch of skunk.

Taste: Grassy tang then mildly sweet grain. Finishes dry with grassy hints.

Overall: From the mix pack, this was a little old but mostly all right. Not as hoppy as expected from Surly, and a little sweeter than I prefer my pilsners.

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Photo of defunksta
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, light golden color. In between a lager and a wheat for color. A light, white and lacy head forms that is noisy and fades quickly. SRM of 6.5 (3.75)

Aroma: Light aromas of spritzy lemon and light honey. Little to no malts. Cereal malt if any. (3.75)

Flavor: Flavors of lemon, honey, and grass. Light wildflower and grass hops. Mild bitterness. The grassiness is nice and light. Not dank or skunky. Many pilsners are often bottled and light-struck so I am used to a skunky grass flavors. But this one is canned as has none of that. Allows the nice grass and lemon flavors to shine. Very pale cereal malt. Finishes dry, balanced, and clean. (4.0)

Feel: Lighter bodied, but medium for the style. Clean, crisp, and balanced mouthfeel. No astringency, neither bitter, nor sweet. (4.0)

Overall: A wonderful example of a German Pilsner. Nails all the marks. Nice lemons and light grass. Fresh and maintained freshness in the can is often asking too much, but this one is fresh and allows everything to love about a light and crisp pilsner to show up in this beer. (Final Rating: 3.98)

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the cleanest and most deliciously balanced pilsner, i've had in a very long time. The hops were there but very pleasant and minimal which is nice every so often.

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Photo of morimech
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What has become of Surly that they are now producing a pilsner that is not over hopped, imperialized, or full of adjuncts that is then packaged into a 750 ml bottle and costing $16. This is traditional and pretty damn good. Crisp and clean and bit on the dry side. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a clear rich gold with a solid head. The aroma is clean, with biscuit malts and very light citrus, apple skin, and a hint of dry earth. The flavor is crisp, but not to the detriment of the malt complexity, which sings with notes of graham cracker, toasted muffin, and brown butter, with some very mild orange peel, melon, and dry leaf. The mouthfeel is light but with a distinct creaminess, and very small bubble carbonation. Overall, this is a wonderful beer - refreshing an crisp, but never forsaking complexity and interest.

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Warp Zone from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 15 ratings