Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by HopDerek:
4.68/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint glass only because the can told me to.
Appears clear dark brown with rich ruby red hues in the light. 1/2 inch of thick, lasting tan head covers the glass with great lacing. Smells of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and grassy hops. Taste is almost more of a porter than a brown ale with bitter cocoa and caramel beginnings, coffee, and a grassy hop finish. Medium in body and very smooth with low carbonation. My first Surly brew, but definitely not my last, one of the best canned beers I've ever had, surprisingly rich for a brown ale.
Serving type: can
09-20-2007 21:23:43 | More by HopDerek
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3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark brown head with an inch or so of light brown head. A tad bit dark for Decent retention and a good amount of lacing. A little bit of mild sweetness in the aroma paired with dark chocolate and a little nuttiness. Good balance in the taste. Nothing over the top. A little bit of sweetness, followed by caramel. Lightly roasted coffee and slight hints of chocolate.A little bit thinner than I expected, with a touch of creaminess. Goes down really easy. I could knock back a few of these.
Overall, I consider this one to be a curious case. This is the second can of this that I've had. The first one was a bit fresher. I'm not liking it as much this time around. The aroma and taste seem a bit milder this time around.
Serving type: can
07-19-2014 03:02:06 | More by majorbase2
Bender from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,540 ratings.