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Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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BenderBender

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,504 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,504
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 428
Gots: 169 | FT: 10
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-11-2014 21:29:30 | More by HumanParaquat
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-11-2014 21:13:25 | More by allenson21
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-06-2014 13:02:57 | More by MikeWard
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Serving type: on-tap

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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.