Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Douglas14:
4.25/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to deliriumfest for the Bender!
Pours out a super dark brown...not see through at all. The Bender has a nice off white head that resides too quickly, which lowered the score. But the color is incredible for a brown. The aroma is immediately of brown sugar and then hops. The taste is similar but I am getting a wonderful brown ale flavor; sweet, sugary, but with an awesome crisp hop touch. It is super bitter also...awesome. It drinks heavier than I thought I would...and that;s a compliment. Great beer and great to know it's 5% since I could drink a lot of these...even though I wish it were higher haha.
Serving type: can
12-05-2008 05:10:02 | More by Douglas14
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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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