SeVIIn | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 06-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
288
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
108
Trade:
12
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a monster strong ale, old now, presenting itself as much like an english barleywine as anything else. the words accompanying the awesome art on the bottle inform me that this is the first beer they had ever done with wheat. some rye and oats in here too which is cool, i havent seen a ton of multigrain belgian type strongs like this, i would have loved to taste it fresh, as after an extended cellar stay, the grain nuances have all sort of melded together into a big cereal cacophony, and its hard to appreciate each individuals contribution to this. the other thing i kind of miss is its belgian essence. the yeast is here, some fading esters of pear and fruity candy, but the booze, the oxidation, and the malt sweetness all sort of cover that up, i bet this had a much different kind of balance when it was first brewed. heavy body, a little spice to it from rye and yeast together, and an english sort of breadiness, doughy even, but warming and well refined. lots of alcohol here, still lots of sweetness, but quite a unique mix of flavors with notes of bran and raisin and toffee and wood, its earthy and rich and very tasty. its also still really well carbonated and the bubbles move it along before it can get too sticky or heavy. i have enjoyed drinking through some of these old surly anniversary brews, this one has obviously changed a lot but is still a great drink for a cold wintery night!

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Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dspader1
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vintage bottle opened jan/17
A- nice copper color with light head
S- slightly wheaty smell with an odd white grape smell.. fruity sweet.. ages well..
T- starts off with a strong caramel works its way to a light wheat and ends with a surprisingly smooth boozy flavor..
M- smooth, creamy, great aged mouthfeel with light to no carbonation
O- great Belgian style ale ages well and was way better than expected

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Photo of Tyecko
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MykeJ
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage purchased 6/13...poured 5/16.
A - normal, straw color with 1/2 inch white head, no lacing and minimal retention.
S - Mild sweet/sour mallt, only a hint of hops.
T - Non-dominant Belgian flavor accompanied by a good blend of slightly sweet malt and well-balanced, but generally lighter, hops. A great American interpretation of a Belgian Strong Ale. Alcohol is well masked (vs. 2014 tasting, which was still a bit hot). I have to believe the 2013 is peaking or n ear peaking about now.
MF - Just right for this style. Definitely lacking, but clean...just the right viscosity.
O - I wish I had shared this with others. Three years really made a difference. No longer hot. For my liking, a subdued Belgian yeast flavor. But, top of class.

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Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle share thanks to Steve. Edging towards sour, tart and tangy. Medium amber, soft soapy head. Soft yeasty notes. I wish it went more solidly in one direction, than trying to span genres.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Umdrunner
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from cellared bottle, burnt orange with fluffy white head. Scent of malt, spice, citrus. Flavor is spicy, clove, banana, malt with unique citrus and boozy backbone. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.

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Photo of dheldman
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlhyatt
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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SeVIIn from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 288 ratings