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RATINGS: 365   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.

BSchnab's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BSchnab (118) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Very good take on Octoberfest, amber fall colors, hop and piney flavors. Very easy drinking from this one. Another good surly beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2016
On tap @ Jake Melnik’s. Tawny amber, off white head. Nice chewy caramel with asseertive hop character. Full bodied, hoppy marzen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzy70 (855) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Can sample at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma was nutty, grassy, toast. Taste was mild bitterness, grass, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Can. A- Rye, malty, dough, sweet bread. A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Caramel, bread, dough, malty, toast. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Certainly the best Oktoberfest I’ve had hands down. Even though it’s not super traditional in the sense, it’s quite easy to drink and full of flavor. Paired really well with some spicy fried chicken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2016
16 oz. can, sent for review. A nice light amber pour under a sudsy head. There’s a spicy rye smell to the nose, and the hop seems more of an English earthy note with a bit of Noble hop, perhaps because the rye and the color give it a hint of a Newcastle. Taste carries on the rye spiciness, but also seems to carry some smoothness as if there’s oatmeal in the mix, too. Thought htis is only a minor variation on a solid, malty Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (252) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Easy-drinking lager with good body. The hop character is fairly pronounced for this style and there’s lots of caramelly, fruity rye taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackBeerPG (365) - Darien, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Taste: crisp, rye grain, fresh hop bite. Malt and rye bread with an herbal nose. Dark copper, mostly clear, with a cream colored head, some lace. Medium body. Different than an Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (306) - Omaha, USA - SEP 23, 2016
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (541) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Draft. Pours copper with orange hue; light tan head. Rye spiciness on the nose with earth hops. Biscuity malt with earthy spiciness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blueshockey24 (461) - Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2016
It’s good, though I prefer a more traditional style. Some toastiness does come through but is dominated by the hops.

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