Hell | Surly Brewing Company

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1,146 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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
Ratings:
1,146
Reviews:
332
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.85%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
193
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DucksFan16
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.76/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of BarrelAgedBen
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdb
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevBot89
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.18/5  rDev +8%
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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Photo of Philcassella
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiscosrw
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gambyt20
2.82/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of irrevjim
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a can to a pilsner glass
look; slightly hazy bright golden, 1" fluffy head, not much retention or lacing
smell; honey, saltines, good lager smell
taste; sweet malt, honey, mild hops kiss, classic german lager
feel; smooth, hint of dry, moderate but not intrusive carbonation, very drinkable
overall; an excellent classic german lager

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Photo of Beginner2
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L, passable; S, not passable for the style; T&F, way too hoppy
OA: While it is OK to interpret the style, this is a below average interpretation.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a fairly hazy complexion. There's an inch of frothy and creamy off white head on top. I smell sourdough bread malt notes and faint German bittering hops. The taste is closely in line with the aroma. I'm getting that sourdough pretzel flavor along with Saaz bittering hops. The mouth is very smooth, light, and quaffable.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaypaul522
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hell from Surly Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,146 ratings.
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