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Hell Lager | Surly Brewing Company

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Hell LagerHell Lager
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Hell LagerHell Lager

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can a very clear yellow-gold color with a thin white cap. Not much lacing left behind.

Aroma of grainy pilsner malts, tart grapes and a touch of honey.

The taste was pilsner malts, honey, white grapes, lemon, and cracker. Finished with lightly spicy herbal notes.

Lighter bodied and crisp with a moderate carbonation.

A fine lager by the folks at Surly.

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A: A modest one finger of tiny bright white bubbles formed and quickly fell when poured into a pilsner glass. Briliantly clear straw, pale yellow color just a hair darker than a light lager. Very small coating of lacing as the foam fell.

S: Slight fruity yeast ester aroma with a solid bready pilsner malt backbone, very simple yet affective.

T: Moderatly sweet bready malt flavor with enough clean hop bitterness to keep it from beeing overly sweet. Clean german lager yeast character (round?).

M: Crisp, clean with low carbonation and a light body.

O: A very drinkable that pairs well with pizza and is sure to please the average BMC drinker but give the craft beer guy something to work with. Not something i'd get regularly but solid.

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Hell Lager from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,157 ratings
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