Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by dlello2:
3.43/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Mahogany / dark cherry. Finger and a half of head goes away quickly. Looks like it might be lacking some carbonation.
S - Not fantastic, maybe a bit old. Some maltiness/breadiness.
T - Easy drinking. Distinct flavors as it goes down. Hits nicely, middle of the tongue is nice and hoppy, fades to bitterness. Not the best end ever.
M - Lacking carbonation to balance the taste. Leaves an taste/feeling that is not the most pleasant.
O - This beer was ok. None of the flavors were great, none too unpleasant. Wouldn't buy again... thought it was non-descript.
Serving type: can
11-27-2011 17:27:36 | More by dlello2
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4.14/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This is an excellent brown ale and has a unique style focused on smooth, velvety oats.
Rich dark brown appearance with a small off-colored head, great for a brown ale. The nose consisted of a gentle sweet maltiness along with a nutty malt roast. The flavor profile begins with a mild hop presence, leading into the dominant silky-smooth maltiness of the ale from the heavy dosage of oats. The finale is roasty-toasty with very subtle hints of chocolate and cream, much more subdued then some other brown ales I've had that are almost porter-like.
For me, it's that velvety oat mouthfeel that defines this universally liked beer. It does have just enough hops and is not too heavy in the mouthfeel such that I was able to enjoy it on a summer evening. A beer worthy of drinking again and again, but there are a wide variety of brown ales that would offer a different and also worthy drinking experience.
Serving type: can
06-24-2014 19:42:52 | More by juanny
Bender from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.