Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by AdmiralDiaz:
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A: Dark brown body with a nice sized head with great retention and sheets of lacing. The head eventually becomes very spotty, which Surly beers seem to do a lot. Doesn't get better than this.
S: Smells of strong roasted malts with chocolate and toffee.
T: Very similar to the scent. Strong roasted malts with toffee, chocolate, and some earthiness. Small hints of cream.
Overall: For a little bit I was starting to get bored of Bender, but the on-tap totally revived it for me. Drinkability is amazing amazing on this beer, I could drink it all day long.
Serving type: on-tap
12-23-2009 05:10:27 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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4.45/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got this on tap at a local bar and restaurant and I loved it.
A- is a dark brown almost black with a nice cream head
S- coco, nuts, coffee and oats.
T- follows nose. Chocolate, caramel, nuttiness, toffee, vanilla, coffee, some butter and nice oats. Delicious brew.
M- medium bodied with good carbonation, very smooth and drinkable.
O- delicious and very drinkable brown ale. I wanted more and more after every sip
Serving type: on-tap
04-10-2014 21:51:32 | More by gangstafaceclay
2.91/5 rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Served in a Lexington Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter.
Thanks to VDubb, I finally got around to trying the coffee-less version of Bender. It pours a clear sunset topaz topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mild graham cracker, grass, flowers, and a touch of Oreo. The taste focuses on the grass, flowers, and mild lemon peel, all to the detriment of the grain-y, biscuit-y base. Basically, they took the "American" label stereotype and ran with it, over-hopping what may have been a nice enough brown ale. A shame, really. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, this brown just didn't sit right with me. It's too hoppy for its own good, and those grains mentioned in the blurb above don't come through at all. I wanted to like this stuff, especially given my love of Coffee Bender, but I guess I'll just stick with the coffee-infused version for the duration.
Serving type: can
03-24-2014 18:19:46 | More by TMoney2591
Bender from Surly Brewing Company
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