Thursday, August 18, 2011

CynicAle ~ Surly Brewing

Appearance: orange under an off-white pithy head. Steady stream of bubbles.

Nose: mandarin oranges and freshly baked breads. Zest of lemon and mango in the back. Green grass and freshly picked whole hop cones. Orange oils and zest.

Palate: lots of orange and lemon with zest, oils, and freshly squeezed goodness, pulp included. Full sticky mouthfeel. Mango underneath and in the back, mingling with mandarin. Clean finish. Sweet breads add chewiness to the mouthfeel. Nicely concentrated hop oils – take hand, dip into bushel of whole hop cones, grab, and squeeze.

Final Thoughts: Surly never disappoints and yes, it comes in a can. Love me some beer and I love me some beer from a can. Vessel of beerness aside, if Surly brews it, I will drink it. 


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

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