Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by grub:
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
deep brown colour with 1/2" of thick creamy tan head. the head lingers long down the glass and leaves plenty of lacing behind.
aroma is nice and malty with a nice, floral hoppy smell.
taste is great. rich bready malt flavour with a big of roasty/smokeyness. nice level of hop bitterness and fresh floral taste. just a hint of coffee in the finish.
mouthfeel is actually bigger than i thought and seems a bit much for a brown ale, but it's not to the point of being thick like a stout. just a little thicker than i think it should be.
drinkability suffers a bit from the thickness, but other than that it's quite nice.
overall this was a great beer that i really enjoyed.
Serving type: on-tap
05-15-2006 04:16:29 | More by grub
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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 1,539 ratings.