Bender - Surly Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,427 | Reviews: 721 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ThePeskyDingo:
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Dark brown in color. Poured with a thick yellow 1 finger head. Dissipated very slow for me, lasting 30 minutes. Lots of lacing left on the sides of the glass. There was still some head left when I finished.
Smellsa bit like caramel, with chocolate and malts.
Tastes like caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Great taste.
Low carbonation, and a medium feel to its body. Creamy in my mouth.
Drinkability is good, took me a while to finish it. Could probably have one or two in a sitting, but thats all.
Serving type: on-tap
03-18-2009 18:04:59 | More by ThePeskyDingo
More User Reviews:
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
92 out of 100 based on 1,427 ratings.