Bender - Surly Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +22.2%
Part of my Beer Powerball winnings.
Pours a deep mahogany color with some lighter hues when held to the light. The 3 fingered tan head is slow to settle, sticking around for awhile and leaving behind a nice amount of lace.
Intriguing aroma of coffee, cocoa, caramel, and nuts combined with a healthy dose of floral, and a touch of citrus, hops.
I was in love with the first sip. Solid roasted bitterness upfront, with coffee, dark chocolate, and faint char. Sweetens up with caramel stepping in along with a rich oat smoothness. Mild nutty and vanilla tones play on the tongue. Hops come in adding dryness, a touch of citrus oil, and amazing balance. Incredible.
Silky smooth on the tongue, medium bodied, and a perfect level of carbonation. Probably the easiest drinking beer I have ever had, and the definition of a session beer. One can is not enough. I could have this morning, noon, and night. Just has whatever you're in the mood for - roast & toasty, sweet, nutty, and hoppy. I love this beer and must have more.
09-19-2008 20:16:05 | More by Lupe
5/5 rDev +22.2%
A - Gorgeous, looks like the illustration on the can, dark with a thick creamy head
S - Again, gorgeous, nutty, with a slight hint of grain and hops.
T - Better than I could have imagined, like a hybrid between a porter and a pale ale, strong malty taste, with a sweet, bitter aftertaste.
M - Clean, smooth, perfect
D - I could drink a whole case, 100%, I'm having a hard time stopping...
08-01-2009 04:05:57 | More by jkwikkel
Bender from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,576 ratings.