Hell Lager | Surly Brewing Company

Hell LagerHell Lager
BA SCORE
3.82/5
1,155 Ratings
Hell LagerHell Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not unlike a Zwickel Bier from Germany, Hell is not filtered and fermented with lager yeast. American hops takes a back seat to the Pils malt sweetness and fresh bread aroma. The color is well... hell (Deutsch for light). It's fiendishly drinkable, and you don't have to sell your soul to get another.

Added by feloniousmonk on 08-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,358
Reviews:
333
Ratings:
1,155
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
201
Trade:
5
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3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Rydyell
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of illini99
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DucksFan16
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap, 10/15/2016.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a clear straw gold color with a large frothy head that dissipates slowly. No lacing left on the glass.

S: Crackers, white bread, some sweet honey from the malt. I don't get very much hop character in this beer.

T: Cracker, white bread, sweet honey and some other sweet malt. Very little hop bitterness.

F: Mouthfeel feels a little watery.

O: This is a pretty good lager, but there are better options out there, it is not mind blowing. The mouthfeel doesn't quite feel right for a lager.

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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'll take 10, on the lighter side of beers, a refreshing helles Lager.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the more flavorable lagers out there.

i got this on draft a few times while in Minneapolis. light and easy to drink yet has a nice flavor. great on draft, worth trying for sure

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hell Lager from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,155 ratings
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