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4.08/5
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FiveFive
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the Surly brewhouse, brewing our Anniversary beers mean one thing: forget what ya know and try something different. In honor of FIVE glorious years we bring you a 100% Brettanomyces fermented dark ale aged in red wine barrels. Flavors of sour cherry, tobacco, oak and classic "brett" barnyard funk balanced by dark Munich malt chewiness. Enjoy immediately or age at cellar temperature for a couple years.

Added by sarro on 08-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
137
Ratings:
508
pDev:
14.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of pmlondrigan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Five pours a very dark, dark brown, almost black. Off white, not quite tan head, dense bubbles, no lacing. Aroma of oak, wood, mushroom, red wine, some vinousness, very earthy. A nice blend of aromas that marries fairly well, but not complex. Flavors range from slightly roasty, to oaky vinousness, some cherry like flavor, and a nice high sharp and lactic sour note. Fairly well integrated tastes, good, not great.
I wouldn't say this is thin....but maybe it is. A great beer by Surly, sadly though not as complex as it could be, but solid. I do fancy a sour dark ale. I think this beer on the whole is a little better then just good, especially when one considers what goes into making a sour.

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Photo of doughanson78
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to thebigmp for sharing this one.

A: Black with some dark brown highlights when held to the light. Nice lace and retention on a slightly tan head.

S: Nice funk in the smell. Tart without being overly sour.

T: Tart and sour without either dominating. Some nice sweeter chocolate notes that's probably the reasoning it's not overly sour.

M: Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Very crisp with a dry finish.

O: An awesome sour. Had been less than impressed with other dark sours that I've had.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a Darkness snifter, sharred with a fellow BA.

A- Dark brown almost black color, one finger bubbly off white head dissipates quickly, decent carbonation.
S- Brett upfront, nice sour fruity aroma, dark fruits, plums, raisins, cherries.
T- The taste is really nice, easy drinkability; Surly really did a nice job with their first major sour, cherries, sour funk, brett, hints of oak from the wine barrels in the after taste.
M- Medium mouth feel, well balanced sour, not puckering at all, tart, dry finish.
O- Really easy drinking sour, not mind blowing or incredibly unique for the style but still really enjoyable, I’m not sure why so many people are giving it low grades, it’s a solid sour that was well made especially being the breweries first major sour.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a sampling glass, green wax.

Pours very dark brown with a small light brown head with no head at all. Nose is malty, rich, sweet and very tart.

Taste is obviously quite sour but not over the top with tartness its quite refreshing and so smooth its a crazy beer, super drinkable and be your tasty.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.42/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a muddled brownish red burgandy, but a little darker than that description. No head. Aroma was weird. Sulpher and figs.

Taste was mildly sour and associated with vinegar, raisins, currants, figs, wood, but still muddled and less than impressive. Tartness is just muddled with all the other stuff. Gritty at times. Rarely has something I've had contained so much of a vinegary presence. This was like that recent bad Veritas but with carbonation (although still not as good as even Veritas 09).

More like an unintentional mild sour stout or something else, some roastiness and chocolate (very little) came through in the mouthfeel. What a conundrum this beer is. And don't forget, it also has a taste of Fonzie's jacket.

Cool bottle design. Other than that, don't believe the hype. I loves me some Surly and MPLS Town Hall, but come on homers, not everything is great from them, and this one is far from it.

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Photo of Brew33
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received via trade with ottodyer. Thanks!

Cool bottle with an awesome wax job. Nice, heavy wax that comes off easily. Opens with quite a bit of carbonation.

It pours a VERY dark brick red/brown with a scant tan head that disappears quickly. When held to light is shows edges of ruby red. A good looking brew for sure.

After reading some reviews for this beer, I was scared. I thought this was going to be a vinegar bomb. The aroma, while not bad isn't very good. Lightly acetic, malty, vinous. Dark fruits with a slight sour edge. Not great, not complex, a tad disappointing.

This is a good Wild Ale that gets very good the warmer it gets. Do yourself a favor, let this baby warm up before imbibing. Temperature made a HUGE difference in this beer. The warmer it got the malts really shined. This beer is sour but not overly sour. Oak and wine are all over this beer. Brett is evident but outshined by the woody notes. Extremely vinous. Raisins, dates, dried fruit all over the place. Flavors are integrated pretty well. Solid mouthfeel and good carbonation. I really do like a little more carbonation in these vinous, sour beers. Sour flavors are more acetic than lactic but not vinegar like in the slightest.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable beer. Not terribly complex but a really nice beer that I'd gladly drink anytime. Surly did a great job with it's first sour/wild ale.

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Photo of Viciousknishs
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a dark dark brown with a finger and a half of tan head.

S- aromas of earth, dark cherries and a sprinkling of caramel. Red wine tannin,tart lactic note and Brett funk on the finish.

T- huge tart sour Brett burst up front with notes of earth, tart dark cherry and cheek eating acidity. Transitions into red wine tannins and huge oak flavors with an undertone of fig. Light refreshing finish that cleanses the palate and makes you go back for sip after sip!

MF- light medium body prickly acidic mouthfeel with a bubbly carbonation

D- very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Surly Five. Five points in the pentagram, mystic talisman of satanic ministers, invoking demons and demigods to do evil bidding. I just knew the eventual imagery for this one, celebrating 5 years of Surliness, had to be Baphomet. "It Had to Be Baphomet." Sounds like a sitcom. or a broadway show. I want to see that.

So, this was made exactly like a Flanders Red. Brown ale and brettanomyces, aged in wine barrels, blended. But this comes out much darker than those. Called a "dark ale" on the label, perhaps in an effort to dodge associations with more famous "brown ales"?, …but looking at this final product, it is mighty dark.

Nearly black, this, with a slim head, currently a light, cola-tinted ring.

Aroma: black cherries, sourness, tart, slightly sweet, deep, and inviting. Beautiful. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Taste: bam, fruit, bam, sour, bam, pucker. Not incredibly intense, not horribly palate-wrecking, just nice and sour, amply backed up by rich malt. Tanin-y, tart, puckering, gritty, earthy, with the feel of grape peels, of getting into the insides of stone fruit, licking the pith, getting rightfully intimate with the danker sides of darker fruits. Berries and cherries, grape and more, a potent sour kick, then smooths, mellows, and winds down delightfully.

once off the palate, it begs back in. Hey, that was good, let's have some more. Mmmm, yeah. Tangy, tasty, never-ending sour kick, starts in the front, moves to the back. Lays long in the palate, fades slowly.

This is a very mellow, approachable version of this style, ridiculously delicious. Sour flavor still kicks in, drops it's bombs on the palate, over and over, with rich malt holding down below. Hints of cocoa, chocolate, some bitter hops and funky acidity. Tangy kick never quits, cherry/currant flavor remains strong, sourness reigns supreme.

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Photo of ucis
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So beating a dead horse has to be task? I have relished this one since tasting it in it's unmixed form in March.

Serving type: Bottle. What a sexy bottle with the most gorgeous art I have ever laid eyes on. Green Sparkle wax and that jazz.

Appearance: Fizzy yet dark. Spoiled brown vegetation and the color of Fall. Head settles fast and sticks to my glass.

Smell: Cherries, Vinegar, sour Brett. Old fruits and faint whiff of wine and spoiled leather.

Taste: Foul fruits and decomposing tobacco. Faint brush with the barrel and it's contents. The foul piss of vinegar and Brett rounds out respectably. Malty pushes of dark fruits and wood.

Mouthfeel: Not so chewy that you need a spoon. Not so thin that you need a straw. It feels good and hearty yet goes down like a fine wine. A very drinkable liquid.

Overall: I could drink this beer day and night. Don't like yours? I am sure I can trade you something to make you feel better and take this monster off your hands.

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Photo of mobius387
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured out of a bomber. great look to the bottle by the way. i know i shouldn't judge a beer by its looks, but i love the artwork and the aesthetics to this beer.

Appearance: pours out dark brown like the bottle, makes a 1" chocolate brown head that fizzles kinda like champagne. the head disappears and then it kinda looks like a coca cola in the glass

Aroma: light hints of chocolate malts, also i picked up some raisins and i thought i caught some hoppiness at the end, maybe simcoe?

Palate: lots of carbonation but theres an undertone of some softness on the tongue. doesn't sting like other highly carbonated brews. you get a nice residual taste after swallowing

Taste: this is my first wild, so i dont know credible i am rating this or comparing it. i get the sourness pretty bold, but the malty smoothness is also there. i get some cherries in there as well. theres a lot going on in with this beer, very interested in seeing how it ages. i hope the chocolate tones come out more as it ages

Overall: the hype for this beer was very very high, and the beer ended up being very good. so a little over hyped IMO, but still a solid beer. very unique and a great mix up from my usual dose of IPA and Stouts that pretty much makes up my entire cellar. $18 seems a bit steep for this beer, but its a unique experience so that maybe makes it worth it.

but im definitely keeping the bottle :)

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.19/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The wax was pretty tough but I was tougher...

It looks to be a pitch black, the pour gave me about an inch of off white foam, with plenty of lacing. After a few minutes, the foam and lacing are gone.

The smell is of vinegar and sour cherries and reminds me of what a NB La Folie smells like. A little bit of the Brett also peeks through after a lot of sniffing.

When I take my first sip, I kind of expect an explosion of flavour on my palate but that's not what I get. I get sour cherries and vinegar, a hint of what Brett brings to the taste buds, but the overall flavours, imho, taste like, well, an American Wild Ale that's been held on too long and is past its prime. Very dull and uninspiring. Dang it.

Light bodied with a minimal level of carbonation, the mouthfeel isn't very good at all and though it is easy to drink, I have no desire to seek another bottle out. This is just plain disappointing; an unusual statement from me regarding Surly Brewing beers...

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Photo of ehammond1
3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for sharing, womencantsail!

Dark brown with just the fainest of ruby edges. Thin khaki colored head. Spots of lacing left down the glass.

Dark fruit, roasted malt, and chocolate in the aroma with just the faintest bit of vinegar/sour character. The fruit consists of charred cherries and perhaps raisins. Interesting, though not particularly pronounced, vibrant, or aromatic.

The flavor is an interesting combination of roasted malt, dark chocolate, raisin, cherry, and a mild sourness underneath it all. While all that sounds good on paper, the flavors don't truly combine for all that pleasurable of a drinking experience. The roast and chocolate are dominant and the flavors are very muddied. I would prefer less roast and chocolate and more fruit and sour.

Thin to medium bodied with somewhat low carbonation.

A fair enough stab at the style, though not a particularly enjoyable drinking experience. An interesting and unique sour, but nothing very special.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Greg for this one.

A: The beer pours a dark brown color with minimal off-white head formation.

S: A nice vinous aroma with plenty of dark fruit notes. There is a mild chocolate aroma, strong scent of raisins and perhaps cherries. A touch of vinegar, mostly balsamic, along with some oak.

T: Sort of vinegary, moreso than the aroma, anyway. Quite a bit of chocolate for a sour. Plenty of oak with a sort of prune-like flavor along with raisins and plums. A bit of straw and grass, just a light lemon zest flavor.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: For a brewery that doesn't really do sour beers, this was pretty decent. It was just a bit too...simple.

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Photo of younger35
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ran over to Cafe 28 to sample this delight since I couldn’t get any freaking bottles. Drank from a Darkness Snifter.

Appearance- Pours pretty damn dark with literally no touch of light escaping the edges. A big one finger light tan head bubbles away quickly leaving a thin ringed collar and no cap or lacing.
Smell- Lightly musty and mushroom like - think sort of wet basement. Maybe a touch of tartness in the nose that's red wine vinegar like but it’s very light and not noticeable once it warms slightly. Surprising no real roast is detectable in the nose. Very light vanilla note from the barrel but it’s not overpowering like some of these can get from the wood. Just all around funky and earthy.
Taste- Starts with a light acidic tartness upfront that is about the perfect level of sour I could ask for. I'm assuming this will pucker up more the longer it sits and will become very La Folie like. There isn't much in the level of roast in the brew but there is just the lightest touch of coffee. It’s very subtle but there. The wine barrel adds a bit of that light fruitiness that I'm picking up. It’s almost raspberry like as it mixes with the light oak woodiness. The teeniest of touches of vanilla in the finish as the sour really seems to cut out quickly.
Mouthfeel- The carbonation is very very light as is the body of the beer. Not watery but needs a touch mote heft.
Drinkability- Very enjoyable and insanely quaffable. So easy drinking and the level of sour really adds to the drinkability. It’s got that perfect Rodenbach sour level going. Enjoyed it very much!

EDIT: As Mr. Hilarious Wax Joke below notes, I'm surprised by some of the reviews as well. I didn't get a bad smell at all. Not sure if there is a difference in the bottles to draft but I thought this was a nice, easy drinking sour.

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Photo of Arbitrator
1.87/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by beddachedda and later by ramnuts (twice). Thanks, guys.

A: Pours an opaque, maroon body with a finger of tan foam that retains well.

S: Slightly sulfurous, fart-like, shitty (literally... smells like poop). After that fades a bit, I'm able to pick up some dark fruits, perhaps currants or berries, along with a pronounced vinegar sourness.

T: A bit of a letdown against the impressively poopy nose. I was hoping to taste the shit connoisseur's feast, but instead, I pick up a mild, muddled acetic sourness painted with currant tartness and little else. An unremarkable flavor in this day and age, after almost half a decade of outstanding American wilds, many of which are distributed widely.

M: A mild burn in the finish; it could stand to have a cleaner flavor profile. The sourness is well defined, but not pronounced. The beer has some residual sweetness to it.

O: Out of three bottles opened, including two at massive tastings, I have not seen a single bottle finished. I'm not sure I understand the current score of the beer.

The best part of this beer was peeling off the wax for my collection. It's really quite a nice wax, you see. It's a glittery green, the high-quality stuff that was obviously dipped at a lower temperature so it's more viscous and has a thicker consistency than the cheap shit at higher temperatures. It forms a nice coat. Took about 5 seconds to slice through and peel off, because the material has good tensile strength. When you mess with cheap wax, it flakes off and it can take 10 minutes to get it all off, and even then I've left some on the bottle. So I'm really impressed by the quality of the wax used here. It shows a loving attention to detail and a deep respect for craft wax aficionados like myself.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.39/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Chris (spycow). Serve in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thick collar, some patches of bubbles, and a few spots of lace. Opaque dark brown body.

S - Hmm...the taste has some intense funk to it, but it's unfortunately of the baby diaper, vomit, sweat, and medicinal variety. It mingles with vinous and sour cherry notes and roasted malts, and a mild amount of oak. I could swear there is other souring bacteria in addition to the brett.

T - Taste is more vinous, with tart grapes and other dark fruits, balsamic, and light chocolate. The stomach acid and slightly rancid note in the aroma is thankfully gone, but what's left is a pretty tame funky dark ale.

M - Medium-bodied with plenty of heft to support the listed 8.2% ABV. Lower carbonation, lightly tannic texture, no obvious alcohol, and a slightly dry finish.

D - Other than the puke-evoking aroma, this is a solid dark wild. For a first major attempt it's passable, but Surly has a long way to go to compete with the top tier of American wild ales. I'd try this again in a few months to see how it develops, but I probably wouldn't pay $17 for it again.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

9/17/2011

Shared by Andrew, thanks!

A: Dark brown with a small beige head.

S: Pronounced currant with grape and a dash of chocolate. Lots of vinegar. Moderate lactic profile. Smells nice.

T: Oak and currant with a moderate lactic sourness and a light tartness. Malt is bready. There's a light acetic acidity with a good amount of vinegar in the flavor. Falls off in the finish.

M: Medium body with a creamy moderate carbonation.

Overall: A solid beer, but it falls into the immense sea of pretty good American Wild Ales that I have no desire to revisit.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a healthy tan head a deep dark brown that you cannot see through.

S: Aroma of extremely tart cherries, wine barrels and funk

T: Starts off very tart, hitting like lemony puckering sourness on the tongue. Soon turning into a more wine like flavor, as the carbonation dies out, I felt this beer die. Unfortunately a large part of the flavor is dependent upon carbonation. After a few seconds in your mouth you just have a flat beer with not a whole lot of flavor. Perhaps it is tastebud overload on tartness, but I do not have a whole bunch of other flavors on this one. I get a bit of toffee and some figs with tartness really.

M: Very light in body, high in carbonatin.

O: This was a nice beer to try, I just think it could have been more complex. It is not by any means a bad american wild ale, it just doesnt have a lot of depth in my opinion.

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Photo of John_M
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Cafe 28 today.

The beer pours a pretty dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is very impressive in this beer, showcasing considerable sour, chocolate, wine, vanilla and dark fruits. Frankly, in many ways the nose on this beer reminds me very much of the Cascade bourbonic plague. Unfortunately, this beer did not taste nearly as good as it smelled. There is considerable sour in the flavor profile, along with some underlying chocolate, brown sugar and wine. However, the flavors seemed muddled in this beer, with the sour clearly dominating the chocolate and wine I picked up on the nose. It's not bad, but it's not the sort beer I'll be unhappy to learn is gone. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, mostly sour and wine finish. The alcohol is pretty well disguised, and is well integrated into the flavor profile

This is a very nice beer, but I can't say it's anything to get unduly excited about either. I have a bottle, so I'll hold onto it and see if things come together a bit a few years down the road.

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Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a thin cream colored ring around the glass.

Smell: Mostly cherry, with vinegar, light Brett funk and touches of oak.

Taste: Sharply tart upfront with cherry, vinegar and light roasted characteristics. Some Brett-horseblanket and vinegar, with loads of oak and pepper in the finish. Almost seem to be some tannins as well.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, fairly dry but very tart finish.

Overall: This really comes across like a sour Pinot Noir. Very good, but maybe a titch rough. I wonder if letting my other bottle age a while will smooth and balance it out.

Note from October 19, 2012: Aging does NOT improve this beer. Becomes more sour and loses complexity.

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Photo of duece27
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jackieth for the generous sharing

Bottle
Thick reddish brown oil pours from the vessel
Head - minimal
Nose - rainier cherry flambé and musk. A wild combination
Taste - yep cherry again followed by a dry weird finish

Much better than I imagined and yet still not the best of the lot.
I look forward to Surly 6-50 poured at the new brewery.

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Photo of surly1987
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pour a lot darker than I had anticipated. A deep brown yet almost red when held to the light...similar to a pinot noir for example.

S: Very rich. Sweet and fruity. Very intriguing. You can definately tell it's going to be sour.

T: Lips puckered. HUGE cherries and brett. Although I could'nt smell the wine barrel age, I could definately pick up minor traces when I drank it. So much more drinkable than I had expected.

M: Nice carbonation. Very perplexing on the tongue but not in a bad way.

O: Still a style thats growing on me...probably the most drinkabe sour style (american wild) that I've come across. I definately liked more than I disliked reagarding its characteristics. Overall a (B).

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Photo of Arenbeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into my Surly Darkness Snifter

A- Pours an extremely dark murky brown that looks like swamp water with pretty much no head other than some big white bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. No retention at all but has sexy alcohol legs.

S- Straight up funk and barnyard with notes of cherry, roasted malts, and vinous grapes. Definitely some musty oak/wood coming through in the nose as well, maybe some slight vanilla.

T- Funk and Grapes dominate the flavor. The barrel comes through up front with a nice dry musty oak and vinous grapes that's followed by roasted malts and cherry sweetness. The brett creates a very sour finish but doesn't give off to many traditional flavors in the taste like the aroma or it usually would due to the barrel aging.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice sour finish that doesn't stick to the tongue to long making you come back for more.

Overall this is a pretty damn good sour especially being there first one. I'm curious as to how well this is going to age and what flavors will come out whether it be the brett or red wine from the barrels.

SkÅL!

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Photo of morimech
3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sort of a Flanders Oud Bruin type of beer, at least in a couple of areas. Pours a brown color and appears black in my tulip. A small head forms and quickly disappears. Not much lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma of white wine vinegar and wine barrels. Definate wine charactor with hints of cherries. Just a light aroma of brett funkiness.

Flavor is moderately tart with low brett funkiness. Very vinous with lactic acidity. Notes of oak and leather. If you like tart without the bretty charactor, this beer may be for you. Just the faintest hint of brett funk in the finish. Alcohol is not detectable.

The body is larger than what ones finds in sours. It is also not that well carbonated. I would of like more bubbles to liven the palate.

I think I would take Monk's Cafe over this. I would not buy another bottle especially at Surly prices. Did not live up to the hype. Maybe their next sour will be more impressive.

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Photo of TheDudeRules
3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a 8oz glass.

Pours a burgundy color liquid. Similar to wine. No head. No nothing. Smell is of grape skins and brett. Taste is right in line with smell. Not very tart. Rather bland for the type. Not my style of beer, but this is rather boring. I really love the sore throat feeling it gives me after I finish my sip.

Rather terrible.

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Five from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 508 ratings
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