Review: Surly Brewing Cynic | Craft Beer & Brewing
Surly Brewing Cynic
92 out of 100

Style: Saison

ABV: 6.5 IBU: 30

92/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Surly Brewing Cynic

What the brewers say

“A pale gold–hued ale fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, resulting in a beer that has notes of lemon from the hops and black-pepper spice from the yeast, with a dry ‘tingly’ finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Delicate aroma. Balanced malt and esters with a hint of floral hops. Light bready and toasty malt with a touch of honey. Citrus and fruit esters with orange, raspberry, peach, and pear. Some herbal pepper notes sit behind.”

Flavor: “Sweet with fruit notes of orange, white grape, and pear. Then some pepper herbal notes behind that. Some toasty biscuit notes come through. Finishes slightly sweet but still a bit dry. Medium carbonation at the end gives it a vibrant finish.”

Overall: “Nice balance between fruit and malt. Very drinkable.”

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