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SurlyFest - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 218
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 09-03-2006

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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.

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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.

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If by "Oktoberfest," Surly actually means "pale ale," then OK. So not a fest bier.

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First Surly beer I havn't liked. I had hoped this would be a more conventional lager. Does everything have to be flavored like an IPA?
I love both Surly Furious and Cynicale, so I'll stick with those Surlys.

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SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.