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Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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BenderBender

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,507 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 428
Gots: 169 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Here's what happens when substance meets smooth. This oatmeal brown ale defies traditional categories. Bender begins crisp and lightly hoppy, complemented by the velvety sleekness oats deliver. Belgian and British malts usher in cascades of cocoa, coffee, carmel and hints of vanilla and cream. An easy-drinking ale with many layers of satisfaction.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 02-04-2006)
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SWMeyer4141

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wife had this ready for me along with some chili dogs when I got home...

Poured into a Claret

Appearance-Dark brown with about a one finger khaki head. Some nice lacing.

Smell-Surlys beers sure do smell good.... Lots of nuts, chocolate and a light bitter coffee kick.

Taste-Starts off semi-sweet roasty taste along with some nuts. In the middle some chocolate and a slightly bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel-Creamy, smooth, nicely carbonated. Medium bodied.

Overall-Another solid Brown Ale that I've had in the past few months.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 04:21:55 | More by SWMeyer4141
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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.