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RATINGS: 350   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5278) - McLean, 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 (635) - 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 (1400) - 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 (387) - 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 (8215) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Can @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Amber pour with a small white head. Aroma of mellow peppercorn, white toast. Some toffee and hints of chocolate. The taste is almost oaty. Plenty of grain. Mild marshmallow. A touch of pepper and caramel. Medium body, active carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ssoderlund (2) - burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
One of my favorite surly brews. over value is one of the highest I think I look forward every year to this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (443) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Can scored through Hoff! Pours a hazy orangish/brownish color, with a thick fluffy head. Sweet light caramel malts on the nose. Some faint fruity hops. Taste is of biscuit, caramel malt, fruits, and grain. Medium mouthful, nice fruity flavor. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1972) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Can pours a clear dark copper/orange with a medium khaki head. Aroma of floral and citrus, spicey, caramel and toffee malts, with biscuit and rye. Big spicey rye and biscuit, with hop spice and caramel and toffee malts. Yum!! My favorite octoberfest by far!

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