SurlyFest | Surly Brewing Company

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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for sending this one my way so I could tick it and caSSino for handing it off to me in-person! Thanks guys! Served from can into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Poured a deep red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spices, bread, fruit, and subtle bitter hops. The flavor was of sweet malt, spices, bread, subtle fruit, and bitter hops. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall was a pretty good brew. All of the components you would expect from this style were there with the spiciness, but it also threw in a Marzen twist to keep you guessing on top of that. A really well done brew that I can't believe I had never tried before. I suggest you try it as well!

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

Poured from a 16oz can to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Amber with a beige head.

Smell: Hops, bread, fruit.

Taste: Hops, malts, yeast and fruit.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation and dry.

Overall: This is my favorite Oktoberfest to date. It has a very clean taste which was outstanding. Definitely going to grab some more nect year. Cheers!

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SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 907 ratings.
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