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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A traditional Oktoberfest bier from Surly? Nein! If you want one of those, grab your passport and head over to Munchen (bring us back some pretzels.) SurlyFest is 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. A single hop, dry-hopped, rye lager bier? Ja!
Note: 2006 version brewed with Summit hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2015
16oz can. Pours a clear, deep Amber color with a thin white head and a little lacing. Aroma is malty, bread, cereal, nutty. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, nutty, some pine hop bitterness, with a light bitter finish. Not your typical Marzen beer, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1538) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2015
16oz can provided by BitterBeerGuy.. Thanks George!! Poured into my trusty slim tulip so I get a 2nd pour... foamy white head.. the brew is clear light amber. Big toasty maltiness with some slight cocoa notes in the nose.. hops are light and floral. Flavor mirrors the nose with a sorta dry maltiness... rye malt is there (I guess) but I would not pick it out in the crowd.. again a little toasty on the finish.. Body is light/medium... carbonation seems light... small bubble... Interesting... Not exactly right, but down the right street..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after working out on a gorgeous evening. Appearance is an amber/copper with a thin white head. Aroma is a great mixture of caramel malt and lager yeast, nicely done. Taste is extremely good for the style, very well done, great caramel profile, nice bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (1042) - Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Mostly clear bright copper with two fingers of off white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is floral, somewhat grassy and smells like bread crust. Taste has a clean spicy note along with herbal character. Strong bread crust and grain husk in the aftertaste with mild lingering spiciness from the rye and hops. Light/medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not my idea of a marzen or fest beer. More like a semi hoppy rye beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6044) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavor of nuts and toast. Light malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KillerMoran (25) - - SEP 15, 2015
Smooth but crisp at the same time. Hoppy for a "fest" beer. Traditional Octoberfest it is not. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2015 Pours a medium amber-brown color. Sweet aroma of cantaloupe, flowers, and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and creamy with moderate carbonation- finishes with a crisp rye bitterness. Flavors of melon, spice, caramel, rye, lemon, hops, and a light floral finish. Very crisp and delicious beer to close out the summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1508) - Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Nice Oktoberfest, hazed orange. Light aroma of nutty sweet malt. Slight citrus floral maybe. Very smooth fresh medium sweet not too much mineral or bitterness. Has the signature surly taste. Much better than the goose island I just had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (466) - Minneapolis, - SEP 5, 2015
Solid Oktoberfest. Nice hop spice to it. Wife also enjoyed this one. Mmmmmm beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9310) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
16 oz. can from TheHOFF43- thanks again, Kyle! Pours a cloudy darkish orange with a centimeter of off-white head that settles into a film and leaves some light lace in the glass. Looks the part. But it’s surprisingly bitter for the style, with a relatively big hop character (earth, pine, grass, light citrus), along with cracker, toast, rye, and bread. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, malty mouthfeel. Heavy and hoppy for the style.

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