Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by marcobrau:
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A tasty, tasty fresh brown ale with an excellent chocolate aroma and dark brown color. I'm struck by the smoothness of this medium-bodied ale. It drinks very easily, but has enough complexity to be savored as well. The malt flavors suggest darker fruits (figs?) and citric hops blend well with caramel malt sweetness. A roasted coffee flavor surfaces towards the finish which has the right smack of hop bitterness. A very tasty brown ale.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2006 03:00:14 | More by marcobrau
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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 1,529 ratings.