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Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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BenderBender

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,534 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,534
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 426
Gots: 168 | 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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dragonWhale

New York

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Extra provided by Shango42..thank you sir. Had this a year or two ago and thought it was okay, but my palate for the browns has developed quite a bit in the meantime. Interested to see how this one stacks up.
Murkyish bilirubin color. Short head and a slow steady rush of bubbles to the surface. A nutty chocolate aroma, quite rich and wonderful. Some well integrated citrus hop aroma in the background.
The drink itself does not quite live up to the aroma, but it is delicious. Solid bitterness up front gives way to malty chocolate. Crisp at first, eventually building a coating of the malts in the back of the mouth.
Still, a very good beer, and one I'm glad I got to take another turn upon.

Serving type: can

09-12-2011 18:48:19 | More by dragonWhale
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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,534 ratings.