Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hell ~ Surly Brewing Company

Appearance: clear straw – pours with a beautiful white head which fades into a solid thin film, slightly thick along the edges.

Nose: breads, grains both husked and whole. Green grass damp with dew. Lemon essence followed by lemon peel.

Palate: clean with a beautiful keller lager personality. Soft doughy mouthfeel lingers long, soft, and creates a craving for homemade bread straight from the oven. Green grass and lemon in the middle. Crunchy grains along the edges, bread crusts. Slow growing bitterness. Solid moist chewy breads underneath with gentle sweetness. Is that key-lime? Lemon peel.

Final Thoughts: a beautiful beer made even more beautiful by the fact that it comes from a can. Should it make a difference? Maybe…maybe not. What is important is that the Hell Lager from Surly was delicious. Now if only I could get it in Florida… 


(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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