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SurlyFest - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

689 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 221
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 09-03-2006)
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3.76/5  rDev -7.2%

JayCheG, Friday at 02:01 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ObeMaltKinobee, Friday at 02:00 AM
Photo of Taybeh
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

Bier from a can, keep it kalt!
A: Pours a bright copper, with a 2 finger head
S: Smells like a marzen, though less sweet. A little spicy hops and rye bread. The hops beckon.
T: The nose is toasty rye bread, followed by a little honey, some earthy/herbal hops, and then more grain. Nice combination of bitterness and rye, and both linger. I get that its a lager from the taste, but its a strange one.
M: medium, carbonation is okay.
Overall: I like it. As it says on the can, it isn't intended to be a classic Ofest beer. Nonetheless, it is close in some intriguing ways, and it delivers on the rye, which is always appreciated. In the right mood and on the right day, I find this beer to be awesome. Other days, its an oddball, but one I appreciate. This year like every year, its gone too soon.

Taybeh, Friday at 01:25 AM
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

TGanyone, Oct 16, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev 0%

papat444, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

brandoman63, Oct 14, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -12.1%

LeeW, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

FeelinSurley, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a becker a clear rich copper/bronze with a thick creamy white head atop.Grain and light toast in the nose along with mild spicy rye.Dry on the palate wich I liked alot with German malts toasted bread notes,a good shot of spicy hops and light lactic rye in the finish.I could drink this from a stein all day,a great O-fest beer.

oberon, Oct 13, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant clear orange with dense white head, terrific retention, and some nice sticky lacing. Nose features biscuity malt up front with that trademark marzen character that I can only describe as the smell of fall or freshly raked wet leaves. The nose also has a noteable hop presence which I'm not used to for the style, but I must say that it is welcome. The taste is malt forward with notes of biscuit, honey, and bread. This is followed up by slight herbal hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light with appropriate carbonation. Overall, one of the more enjoyable oktoberfest beers that I have had.

homebrew311, Oct 10, 2014
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SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.