ibrubeer (302) - Omaha, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint can. malty aroma, with a slight hoppy scent. Copper, orange-ish colored with a white head that fades quickly. I really like the flavor! Good malt, spicy rye is evident, and bitterness is balanced well. Med to full bodied. Overall, while not a traditional Oktoberfest beer, a very delicious version of it!
Carlisle (523) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours copper with orange hue; light tan head. Rye spiciness on the nose with earth hops. Biscuity malt with earthy spiciness.
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blueshockey24 (440) - Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is sweet malty with a hoppy sweet malt finish. Pretty good and not one of my personal favorite styles.
drpimento (3128) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s good, though I prefer a more traditional style. Some toastiness does come through but is dominated by the hops.
MetalNHopHead (1432) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surly makes it quite clear that this Oktoberfest is their own interpretation of the style instead of a classic fest bier, and that’s a beautiful thing. The dark orange color is a bit lighter than the copper shade of most fest lagers. Aroma is perfect; maybe not strictly for an Oktoberfest, but for me. Spicy rye, floral and piney hops. Interestingly, flavor does seem more traditional. Grassy rye, biscuit malt, and mildly herbaceous, tea-like hops. Medium-bodied and crisp. Delicious.
Finhead (1622) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, copper pour with a white head. The aroma has caramel and bread along with a big dose of floral hops. It has a medium body with soft texture and carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a quick finish.
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft golden orange pour with a slight copper hue and two fingers of sustained sandy white head. Nose shows floral hops out of the gate with some woody notes and toasted/biscuity grain. Hints of sweetness and earthy/rustic malt. A mild citrusy bitterness shows at the front of the mouth with a grainy quality following. Earthy and bready on the back of the mouth with an uncharacteristically bright hop character. Medium light bodied with a moderate bitterness and grainy bite. Nice.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at amazing tasting 30th birthday of Alexander. Many thanks again!
APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: fruity, bit hoppy, pleasant.
TASTE: bit hoppy, fruity, balanced, nothing special.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can courtesy of Todd. Pours a deep cloudy dark rusty orange with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of malted rye, tea leaves, hops and floral notes. Taste of rye malt, hops and tea leaves.
GJF (1518) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Lincoln Wine Bar. I like this more than most american fest beers. It’s a bit more hoppy than a traditional one, but it’s nicely balanced and has the traditional character without the annoying character of american fest.