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


Surly Brewing Misanthrope

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!”