Hell | Surly Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A clean pale golden yellow, finger of head which dissipated rather quickly. Aroma of pilsner malts, grassy hops, honey-frosted cereal.
The flavor is very sweet up front, with a refreshing subtle citrus and bready malt backbone, subtle grassy bitter hops.
Light in body and high carbonation this is a very refreshing lager, and quite damn tasty as well!

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

Surly Hell Lager

Appearance – 4 – Standard looking lager, clear as hell, straw colored, exactly what I'd expect
Smell – 4 – Not much there, but then again there shouldn't be. Straw, bread, corn, rice, all light and easy to take in.
Taste – 4 – Clean lager taste. I don't think I've had a lager in a long time and this one is a great one to start up again. All the same stuff that's in the smell is in the taste. Better than Bud.
Mouthfeel – 4 – LIGHT, alc covered, aftertaste slight bitterness but almost non-existent. Anyone up for beer pong?
Overall – 4 – Great lager, better than the other AALs. Goes down like water

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poured 16oz can into Duvel tulip. canned on 6/21/2013

A - Darker yellow straw with a 2 finger white head. Very transparent with a light stream of bubbles. Small retention and limited lacing.

S - Grain, grass, Pilsener malt with light floral and herb hops. Some cracker and bread sweetness.

T - Pisener malt and breadiness are the main players. Some grass, grain, and light floral/herb hops pop up.

M - Light, crisp and wet on the palate. Carbonation is right on for the style.

O - Very nice take on Munich Helles Lager. I enjoyed it on a 90 degree day.

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Hell from Surly Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 1,135 ratings.
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