In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Surly Brewing Cynic

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.”