Surly Two

Surly Two

Rated 3.340 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Surly Brewing Co.

Brooklyn Center, MN, United States

Style:  Fruit Beer

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Our second anniversary brew is a dark ale made with over 40 pounds of cranberries per barrel.

ID: 32993 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Percentile82.9
Style Rank91 of 1178
Style Percentile92.3
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.850
Weighted Score3.340
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

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

    Wow! I must say first of all, there's no way in hell I would ever be able to try this if it weren't for the generosity of Todd from Surly. Truly a treat, shared among good friends at the dinner table of his beautiful wife's restaurant Cafe Twenty-Eight. Poured into my glass, shines a dark mahogany brown with no head. Aroma is of bourbon, oak and cranberries. The taste was close to dessert like. Creamy, spicey, and well crafted. Absolute treat. Thanks Todd!

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Sampled GABF 2008
    Quite a dark, concentrated amber-brown color that is topped by a tan'ish frothy head. This is very strongly aromatic, with lots of Bourbon-like notes (vanillin, coconut, a hint of butterscotch and some light spicy oak that kicks in towards the finish along with some nose burning alcohol). There is a touch of non-descript fruit character underneath the strong barrel aromatics; definitely a bit too dominated by the barrel character though.

    This beer is lightly tart somehow and not nearly as sweet or rich as I was expecting. There is a spicy oak and alcohol burn that is fairly evident in the finish and is more dominant than the other barrel-like notes that I noticed in the aroma; there is a touch of butterscotch here though. The beer is actually quite astringent, with a quite noticeable tannic quality to it in the finish. The body is a touch thinner than I was expecting, though it certainly makes it more drinkable. The noticed tartness adds / accentuates some flavors of tamarind, tart raisin, cranberry and sour prune (this last a product of the tartness and some rich malt notes).

    This is not bad, but certainly not quite what I was expecting; the tartness and barrel character seem to mix in odd ways at times and it is missing the malt richness that could carry both notes a bit more. I had no idea while drinking this beer that it had cranberries in it, but the tartness certainly makes sense now.

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