Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Skidz:
4.55/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours out copper-brown and sits a deep ruby-tinged mahogany in the glass with a large frothy beige head.
Dry, crackery malts on the nose with notes of autumn leaves and caramel.
Light malt build, little sweetness to speak of. Hops move in swiftly and powerfully, lending moderate levels of bitterness. Roasty coffee flavors, toast and a bit of nuttiness. Everything is surrounded by the dry, grassy hops flavor. Bitterness all the way through the finish.
Body is light, soft and built on a good swell of fine carbonation, making this dangerously drinkable. This is pretty much its own thing, and this thing is good.
Serving type: can
08-12-2009 03:29:29 | More by Skidz
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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 1,535 ratings.