Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lupe:
5/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Part of my Beer Powerball winnings.
Pours a deep mahogany color with some lighter hues when held to the light. The 3 fingered tan head is slow to settle, sticking around for awhile and leaving behind a nice amount of lace.
Intriguing aroma of coffee, cocoa, caramel, and nuts combined with a healthy dose of floral, and a touch of citrus, hops.
I was in love with the first sip. Solid roasted bitterness upfront, with coffee, dark chocolate, and faint char. Sweetens up with caramel stepping in along with a rich oat smoothness. Mild nutty and vanilla tones play on the tongue. Hops come in adding dryness, a touch of citrus oil, and amazing balance. Incredible.
Silky smooth on the tongue, medium bodied, and a perfect level of carbonation. Probably the easiest drinking beer I have ever had, and the definition of a session beer. One can is not enough. I could have this morning, noon, and night. Just has whatever you're in the mood for - roast & toasty, sweet, nutty, and hoppy. I love this beer and must have more.
Serving type: can
09-19-2008 20:16:05 | More by Lupe
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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 1,529 ratings.