Beer 328/365 – Surly Hell

Surly Hell

Style: Keller Bier / Zwickel Bier

ABV: 5.1%

Purchased at: Sent as an extra in a trade.

What makes this beer different: Not much special about this one, just a smooth drinker.

Will I be drinking this again: Maybe! This would make for a good tailgating beer.

Grade: B+

10/2/2010: This is my first beer within the Zwickel/Keller style. Looks like its not all that popular of a style considering the most reviewed beer only has 152 ticks on Beer Advocate. Apparently its one of the older styles of beer out there, dating back to the middle ages. From what I can tell its not meant to be an overly complicated beer.

The nose is clean and simple, all I am really getting is grain and some breadiness. The flavors are light but refreshing, mostly light toasted bread flavors, and slightly bitter hops. The hops give off a bit of lemon flavor. The body is light with medium carbonation. Overall a good refreshing beer, could just use a little more flavor.

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Published in: on October 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. I had my first Keller/Zwickel a few weeks ago with a bottle of St. Georgenbrau. I really enjoyed it when I had it. Sounds like it definitely had more bitterness than the Surly one but was a nice drinker for sure. It’s a nice style that I hope gets more attention by brewers.

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