Surly Pentagram

Surly Pentagram

Rated 3.617 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Surly Brewing Co.

Brooklyn Center, MN, United States

Style:  Wild Ale

6.7% Alcohol by Volume

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100% Brettanomyces dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels. Brettanomyces is a unique yeast strain that produces flavors that would be considered offensive if they were not intentional. Flavors of sour cherry, tobacco, oak and classic Brett barnyard funk balanced by Dark Munich malt chewiness. Enjoy immediately or age at cellar temperature for a couple of years.

ID: 51302 Last updated 7 years ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank1702
Overall Percentile96.3
Style Rank34 of 902
Style Percentile96.2
Lowest Score3.8
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.233
Weighted Score3.617
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • R.ROUX 395 reviews
    rated 4.3 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Had this at the brewpub about 6 months ago, this time from a bottle, 2015 Vintage. Pours a reddish brown color with a small tan head that settles into a ring on the top of the glass. Aromas of red wine, sour cherries, wet blanket, barnyard funk, leather and oak. Tastes as it smells. There is a lot going one here, especially as it warms. Sour cherries (mouth puckering), leather, red wine, barnyard funk and oak. Full mouthfeel. A very unique and interesting beer whose flavors developed as it warmed. Highly recommended.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.8 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A big sour grape nose, similar to Five. A little lactic funk but actually pretty pleasant smelling overall. Flavor and mouthfeel where a bit thin for me but you can sure pick up the oak and red wine. Sours don't seem to be Surly's strong point but they are moving in the right direction.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 4.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Spendy bugger this one is. I honor of Easter I give you the Pentagram. Pours a dark cloudy cherry/copper color that makes an attempt to block out all the light. head was off white and very small, went away very fast. Aroma is very, very sour, reminds me of a Flemish sour like Rodenbach. You can detect hints of red wine, yeast, and cherries in the cornucopia of other scents I don't quite know how to describe. Lacing is minimal and returns itself to the liquid fast. Taste is something out of this world. I detect sweet and sour wine, wild cherries, and oak galore. Finishes off slightly sticky and fizzy. Overall one of the best beers i have had to date. I Surly wish (see what I did there) they would make this annually and in more quantities. Rivals even the best sours in the world. Very Well Done, this brewery has yet to disappoint.

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