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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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1,814 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,814
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 590
Gots: 211 | FT: 15
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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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a thick, frothy beige head that recedes ever so slowly. Ladies and gentlemen, this is how a brown ale should look!

S: Deep malt aroma almost like a chocolate tootsie pop. Sweet, lighter chocolate and toffee when cold. Mostly coffee when warmed.

T: Coffee over a dark malt. I also taste caramel when the beer is a little warmer, followed by bitterness. It definitely lacks the sweetness that the aroma would suggest. Creamy iced coffee is an accurate description for much of this beer's character.

M: Silky smooth feel, with plenty of carbonation, but the minute, inoffensive kind. Spot-on.

A very, very good beer. About the only real complaint I can come up with in regards to Coffee Bender is that there is a little bit of old bitter coffee component. Maybe a bit of sweetness or fewer IBU's would help with this.

A top tier beer from a top tier brewery. Always jump at the chance to have one of these!

Serving type: can

08-26-2009 02:41:03 | More by GeezLynn
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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,814 ratings.