I shared this beer with the wife, a true beer novice, and I must say she wasn’t a fan. She’s got a real sweet tooth so she doesn’t appreciate some as savory as this Surly Furious. My first impression overall was that it was quite tasty – malty finish. After quaffing the whole thing I’d have to give it an above average rating but not sure I’d buy a case of it.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I was offered a sample of Flat Earth Belgian Pale Ale from my buddy Jason Derusha – he read the label, sounded good, took a swig and fell in love with it. I found the lingering malt flavor quite tasty. If this beer were a meal, I’d call it thanksgiving. A sipping brew, savored rather than swilled, dark and flavorful. Worth sampling and sipping – though I don’t think I could guzzle more than one or two at a time.
Ugh, this beer was flat and flavorless, right out of the can. The only bite it had was biting disapointment – it had a cool label – I was so looking forward to a “honey bock.” Don’t waste your time, money or calories on this stinker.
I was late in reviewing this beer, so I apologize for being a bit behind. My first impression was a pleasant one. I enjoyed the flavor but it had a slight aftertaste – much like any micro brew. I’d say it’s enjoyable, but not unremarkable. I’m pretty certain I’d ignore this one in the beer aisle.