Review: Surly Brewing Misanthrope | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse ale

ABV: 6.8 IBU: 14

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Surly Brewing Misanthrope

What the brewers say

“This Belgian-style saison is aged in oak white-wine barrels with Brett. Golden in color, it has notes of tropical fruit wrapped in an oaky horse blanket. It is best served cool and enjoyed alone or with a tolerated companion.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Dried cherries, currants, spicy peach and melon, pineapple, sweet esters, and oak. Peppery and clove phenols and some spicy alcohol. Bready malt and a touch of bready crust behind that. Slightly acidic.”

Flavor: “Strawberry, raspberry, lemon, bitter raisins, slight green apple/pear. Underlying spicy/pepper phenols. Tart and funky. Low sweetness with moderate acidity. Some barnyard funk. Mild acidity. Woody hops.”

Overall: “Nicely balanced and very drinkable. A fruity, spicy, slightly tart farmhousey type beer. Sweet and smooth, enjoyable, satisfying. This is a nice Oud Brun, except it is pale!”



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