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SurlyFest - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 222
Gots: 41 | 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:
Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 09-03-2006

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Pours a deep orange with a finger or so of bubbly white head. Bready malt aroma with a touch of piney hops. The taste is of biscuits, caramel and toffee, with a nice piney aftertaste. Medium mouth with decent carbonation. As Surly admits on the label, this isn't your traditional Oktoberfest, but it's freakin' great.

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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.

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SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.