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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1658
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%


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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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark but translucent hazel brown color with a two finger foamy tan head.

Aroma: Like the aroma coming from a fresh pot of coffee. Some sweet and roasty malts as well.

Taste: Wow, actually tastes almost exactly like iced coffee. Less sweet, but with all the flavor of a fresh cup of black coffee with cream. However, it is a tad watery. Sweet milky/caramel malts up front and then all dark coffee and a hint of hop bitterness on the end and finishes dry and bitter. An interesting beer if nothing else.

Mouthfeel: Too thin but perhaps that's what they were going for. Easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I tend to like real coffee and hazelnut flavors in beer, so I like Coffee Bender. However, I don't see why it's a year-round offering. Would I drink it again? Yes, but I wouldn't take it over the regular Bender.

Serving type: can

12-31-2012 04:16:17 | More by JamesMN
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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.