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CynicAle - Surly Brewing Company

CynicAle

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Overall: 8.36/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.36/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Saison

ABV: 6.60%

IBU: 33

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

1,187 beers rated with a 7.81 average
  • 8.36/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • Color: Straw
  • Pours clear with an enormous white, thick, frothy foam. Retention is above average and the top get pock marks as it recedes. Big bubbles in the pack. Lacing is sporadic but sticky.

    Aroma has some of the usual farmhouse funk and Belgian yeast. Maybe some light fruits. Pleasant, making one want to dive in and taste.

    Taste is a little sweet at first, similar to honey. Light fruits come into play but I really can't place them (maybe apricot or similar). There is some spice in the finish that lingers. No real home bitterness. More of a fruity finish than spice, keeping the mouth juicy.

    Very light carbonation, almost none, with a nice smooth mouth.

    Let me preface this by saying that I really like farm house ales and I really like Surly, lol. As good as some of Surly's beers are, I think they are a little off here. It is a really easy drinking beer but there isn't much sustenance to the beer. Still, not a bad beer and thus the high score. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 19:20:02
  • Tasted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
  • $2.50 for 16 oz. can