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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,846
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 593
Gots: 213 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bender steeped cold for 24 hours in coarsely ground coffee beans from the Vinca Vista Hermosa plantation in Guatemala.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 05-28-2006)
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CRichardsMN

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Clear dark brown that FILLS A GLASS!!! Finally a brewer that makes the right sized beer. Tops off with an off-white smooth creamy head (much like a nitro) that leaves a nice bit of spotty lace on the way down.

Smell:
The smell is full of a nice dark roasted espresso and that is about it. This is very nice though one dimensional.

Taste:
Again, somewhat one dimensional in that it is almost entirely espresso flavored which only slight hints of roasted malt at the finish. I say espresso and not coffee because coffee, to me, is too thin and weak; this is not. Finishes mostly clean with a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with a very clean, dry feel.

Drinkability:
All the power of a heavier stout or porter with a lighter palate makes this a very satisfying beer without getting sluggish. The price is a little higher than some other microbrews, but worth the pennies per ounce.

Comment:
I've gained much respect for Surly after trying Furious, CynicAle, Bender, Darkness and Coffee Bender. They are not mindless hop-packers but can brew a well rounded beer that is worth the hype.

Serving type: can

12-07-2009 23:25:16 | More by CRichardsMN
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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,846 ratings.