Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16oz can from kscaldef that he ordered online. Thanks!
A: Toasted brown coloration with a placid browned head. No legs to speak of, as you'd expect from a 5% beer.
N: Lots and lots of coffee and oats. Has that graininess to the nose of beers from days past. Leather and pine accent the very bitter baker's chocolate. Very bready and toasty with a slight pecan flavoring.
T: Lots of roasted coffee and some toasted staves. Hops are noticeable, adding an earthy floor to the proceedings with a touch of pine and some grapefruit. Burnt caramel and baker's chocolate. More of the oats.
M: Quite smooth and light, yet it some how feels full, like eating a piece of bread.
O: An accomplished brown ale that rolls around the tastebuds and is deserving of the high ranking it has accomplished.Seems to me to be the kind of thing you'd find yourself drinking in an English pub, albeit a quaff a bit hoppier and more forward than a bitter.
Serving type: can
02-17-2013 05:48:44 | More by writerLJBerg
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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 1,534 ratings.