SurlyFest - Surly Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Canned 14SEP11 A: Rusty orange with a transient sheet of off-white foam which quickly founders to a broken surface of the same with strengthened rim bubbles. Excellent clarity. No lace. (3) S: Hops up front, nice earthy and herbal hops. Then some sweetness from the munich style malt additions. To be honest the hops dominate and while I like the nose, it’s far from an appropriate marzen. (3.5) T: Sweet bready and slightly oxidized malts come together in a true oktoberfest profile. Again, the hops are strong and belie the tradition of marzens. Nice beer, not a good marzen (3.5) M: Thin with hi carb, semi dry finish and some nice lasting aromatics. (3.5) O: Drinkable beer, if I’m in the mood for a marzen, I will not reach for this one, but if I wanted a unique amber lager with hops, here is where I would go to. (3.5)
Serving type: can
11-12-2011 07:02:57 | More by harrymel
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16oz can into, of course, a large 24oz Oktoberfest glass. Canned on date 9-8-11
A- Pours a relatively murky orange- brown. A creamy off-white head about a half inch tall sits atop the beer. rings of lacing all down the glass.
S- A solid piney hop profile jumps out at first, upon further sniffing, clean lager yeast, bread, fresh biscuits, oats, rye, more hop aromas. Smells great.
T- Mildly sweet on the tongue, bready lager yeast, plenty of hops. Very good malt profile. No real bitter aftertaste, but there is one there.
M- Thin, good carbonation, almost a little creamy. Awesome for the style, could drink this all day long.
O- A great representation of the style. Wish i had more of this beer. Not a big style of lagers, but this is delicious.
Serving type: can
11-11-2011 00:10:17 | More by kmatlack
SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
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