Carlisle (865) - 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.
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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 (3815) - 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. MetalNHopHead (2277) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2016
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 (1849) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2016
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 (4712) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2016
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 (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2016
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 (2606) - Doylestown, PA, USA - FEB 27, 2016
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 (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2016
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. AnokaBrewer (223) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2015
16 ounce can but I have had it on tap on the brewery as well. Pours a tan orange in color. Small white head and not a lot of carbonation. Strong aroma of fresh hops. Great mix of hops and malt. It is neither sweet, nor bitter. There is a slight bitter finish that comes on late and does not linger.