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SurlyFest - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

698 Ratings
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Ratings: 698
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 220
Gots: 40 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

NWer, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

zenwatts, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of pmiller1184
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Really nice rich amber color. Not much foam, no lacing left on glass
Smell: I don't get much of a strong aroma from this beer - a slight biscuity scent.
Taste: The rye is really strong, finishes just slightly bitter, but doesn't linger long.
Mouthfeel: Not much carbonation as you can see when you pour into a glass. Straightforward, but nicely complex feel as the flavors transition from a very strong rye presence to a bitter carmel on the finish.
Overall- I really enjoyed this beer and feel that while it's in line with the myriad of other fall seasonal beers, it breaks out of the mold a little. I would buy it again.

pmiller1184, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of sonata2008
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not much foam, hardly any at all. Nice clear copper color. No lacing.
Smell: A malty biscuit aroma. Holy cow! There is rye in this beer. It has a very definite rye bread smell. Not much in the way of hops.
Taste: Lots of rye bread, and some bitterness at the finish, but not a lot. The bitterness actually sneaks up on you. There's also a bit of sourness. Also a slight taste of caramel or toffee.
Mouthfeel: Light carbonation. Slightly chewy mouthfeel.
Overall: A very satisfying beer. A nice blend of ryes. It's very drinkable. I certainly would like another one.

sonata2008, Sep 22, 2012
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HoistinBrews, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

hara94, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of yamar68
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4 day old can - score.

Still burnt copper body with a few fingers of off-white head that laces perfectly.

Loads of fresh rye on the nose... oats, subtle hop bitterness, rich red malts, toasted grains, cereal... nice.

More rye emerges... more oats, lots of hop character, fresh bread, faint brown sugar, finishes very clean. Super smooth, thirst-quenching.

Shit's good.

yamar68, Sep 20, 2012
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MichaelM, Aug 01, 2012
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zirkusaffe, Jul 19, 2012
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eawolff99, Jun 12, 2012
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SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 698 ratings.