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SurlyFest | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with three different types of Rye and a single variety of American Hops. Malted Rye, Flaked Rye, and Crystal Rye impart a distinctive biscuit flavor to the lush Vienna Malt body, and dry-hopping with Sterling Hops adds bright, floral hop aromas.

Added by feloniousmonk on 09-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,385
Reviews:
382
Ratings:
933
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mackthknife
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a traditional Marzen but coming from Surly I'm not surprised. Less malt, more rye and a clean finish make this closer to a really good rye ale. Recommended.

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz on-tap at fire lake

Dark amver with minimal head. Smells like sweet malt and pine. Taste is much the same: this is a very hoppy oktoberfest. Bitter finish with oak and wood flavors adding to the malt and hop flavors.

Another great extra hopped surly beer

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
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3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16-ounce can into a proper seidel. Crystal clear deep copper color, with a one-finger light tan head that settled rather quickly. The rye malts and Sterling dry hopping add an interesting twist. The aromas and flavors of dark bread and caramel are enhanced by subtle spicy and peppery notes, with a touch of citrus and some zesty bitterness. Who cares of it's not traditional? It's delicious!

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2.13/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I still don't understand why they dry-hop this. A marzen should be roasty and malty and warm. The hops add a floral element that makes the taste garbled and strange. It's the worst marzen I've had in years. I say this as a Surly fan - stop over-hopping everything. It's gratuitous and unnecessary.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 933 ratings
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