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: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Surly pint glass. A bright orange/red color with very few carbonation bubbles visible through this crystal clear brew. The head is a large two fingers and sea foam in appearance and color. Lace is sticking pretty good now and stays the distance in a nice ring pattern.

Smell is pretty hoppy, especially for this being canned on 10/10/11. I am also getting some rye bread and yeast but not much else.

Taste is much like the smell. A hop profile that is quite refreshing. Some not so sweet pineapple and yellow grapefruit. The rye spiciness mixes well with the hops. Some earthy tastes but not in a bad way.

Mouth is a bit on the crisp side and the carbonation is round. Body is light and the finish fades quickly and is on the dry.

Overall I did enjoy this but wished it was better. Maybe if I would have drank it in mid December when I received it from Crass3000 it would have been. IMO a must try!!

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ultraman for this long time want. 16oz. Can into a Fullsteam pint glass. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger coarse, off-white head with poor retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy copper color. Lacing is patchy and thick with good cling. Average for color and head retention.

Nose is pine resin and citrus. Moderately aromatic but very subtle.

Opens tea, citrus, and a slight hop bite. Some malt body towards the middle with hints of rye seed spice. End is more citrus, pine, and cane sugar. Finishes dried tea leaves with the same aftertaste. Really easy drinking.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and refreshing in the mouth and goes down light and crisp. Clean finish with a slight aftertaste. Super drinkable.

Keeping with just about every Surly beer I've had, this one is subtle, easy drinking, and highly sessionable. Great with just about any meal. Really wish I had easier access to this one.

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SurlyFest from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 936 ratings
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