Schadenfreude | Surly Brewing Company

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87
very good
213 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 04-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Ish1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maedhros09
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: dark amber brown with lingering head

Smell: Light apple

Taste: Light dry caramel toffee with an apple cider note and some oak

Feel: Light, Effervescent

Overall: I don't know the style well enough to comment much on fidelity, but I suspect it is outside of the norm. Light and subtle flavors despite the dark color. Complex yet refreshing.

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Photo of Herky21
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redleg411
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnalogErik
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of einman
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of fiveiron
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Twotonsandwich
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MNMike
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Stevedore
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin.

A- Clear, darker brown-copper reddish body, half finger head, minimal retention time. No lacing. [3.5]

S- Oak, nuttiness, yeast, a bit of chocolate and roast. Mostly grainy malt sweetness and the nuttiness. Kind of like a brown ale, but with more graininess and a yeasty, mineraly scent. [3.75]

F- Chocolate, nuttiness, roasted malts, yeast, hint of oak. Just about what the nose promises. Interesting take on a dunkel, I do appreciate the complexity that the oak adds to the lager. [3.75]

M- On the lighter side of body, good carbonation, balanced finish with the malt sweetness and the slightly earthy bitterness. Smooth and crisp. [3.75]

O- Very smooth and crisp drinking lager. I enjoy the roasted malt character in this mixed in with the mineral and mild earthy flavours from the yeast. [3.75]

Final score: 3.74

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Photo of djhowell
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Rich caramel & toffee, a little nutty. Well balanced and sweet.

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Photo of Berg77
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tjb27
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of secondtoughest
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of scinnh
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of cd34
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Alpar
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beric
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler
Served: 6 August 2014

Appearance: Pours a standard brown color, clear, with a bit of an off-white head. The head doesn't stick around much, but this could be due to the sampler size. Looks excellent for the style.

Smell: Not really much in the nose- some caramel/toffee notes, a bit of nuttiness, but overall nothing that really pops (even a generic 'beer' smell isn't all that evident here).

Taste: No real assertive flavors here- a slight overall nuttiness, like one would get from dark whole-wheat bread along with a touch of caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Excellent carbonation and body for the style.

Overall: This beer just feels a bit lacking to me. Definitely not the best example of a Munich Dunkel that I've had, and one that could benefit from slightly more assertive flavors. Still, not a bad beer, but one that drinks more like an American Amber Lager than a Munich Dunkel.

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Schadenfreude from Surly Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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