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SurlyFest - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

721 Ratings
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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 220
Gots: 43 | 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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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
Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

kell50, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of heytomcat
4/5  rDev -1.2%

heytomcat, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.24/5  rDev -20%

Wiscodrinker, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of jwat
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jwat, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of homebrew311
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
Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -1.2%

qcbrewer, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of nate_nate_nate
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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

nate_nate_nate, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Duder9
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%

Duder9, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Kraty1
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%

Kraty1, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of JVan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

JVan, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Knoxrb12, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -1.2%

msumike89, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of EeeCeeTee
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

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.

EeeCeeTee, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of kraticus41
4/5  rDev -1.2%

kraticus41, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Cynic-ale, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

FitgerFanatic, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

sgttibbs, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of seangibbs60
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

seangibbs60, Oct 03, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev 0%

NappyB, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Kaz_DemonKnight, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

vermilcj, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

WiggyKGB, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Norseman
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Norseman, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of secondtoughest
4/5  rDev -1.2%

secondtoughest, Sep 30, 2014
SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.