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Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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BenderBender

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,527 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,527
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 427
Gots: 169 | FT: 9
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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Tifore

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recieved in a trade from Josh (Alleykatking). Poured into a pint glass on Superbowl Sunday. Go Big Cheese!

A - Pours a cola dark brown in color with some cherry notes when held up to the light. Poured very smooth and silky. Already has me looking forward to the nose and taste. Syupy looking. A nice tan head forms and leaves some light lacing on the glass as the head slowly falls.

S - Smell is of toffee and coffee at the get go. Coffee notes are strong, spent espresso tones. Some sweet dark fruits and caramel notes as well in the background. I also want to add I get some real pineapple-y and grapefruit-y hops.

T - Taste is nice and luxiourious with chocolate leading the way, bittersweet and semi sweet mainly. Perhaps some dark as well. Coffee and toffee tones follow and are very commanding. A smooth tasting brew. Smokey malts are present as well as the hops which are light but are in the taste as well.

M - Mouthfeel is so smooth and awesome from the oats that are used in the brewing process.

D - A highly drinkable brew from Surly not to mention the first one I've gotten to try from them. Wish we got this stuff here in Ohio! Thanks again Josh.

Serving type: can

02-24-2011 02:08:44 | More by Tifore
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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,527 ratings.