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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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1,818 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,818
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 592
Gots: 212 | 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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portia99

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Portsmouth goblet. Courtesy of nonstick. Thanks Chris! I know you had to pry this can out of Carol's hands.

A - Poured a nice deep brown with a creamy tan head, 1/2" thick that lasted for a good couple of minutes. Dissipates to a small ring around the edge of the glass. Extremely minimal lacing.

S - Hmm...coffee, coffee and more coffee. Nice deep roasty aromas overpower anything else that might be in there. Smells really good, although not very "beery".

T - Not surprising that deep roastiness and distinct coffee flavors dominate. The slightest hint of sweetness comes through, and I think I detect some hop bitterness somewhere in that coffee flavor. The coffee really makes this more stout or porter like to me than a brown ale, but regardless, this is really good.

M - Flavor makes me think stout/porter, but the body is definitely that of a brown ale. Somewhat thin and water like in feel, but not really complaining about this.

D - Extremely easy drinking...I might be able to have this one for breakfast instead of the morning coffee. Alcohol is not detectible. If you like coffee, you could have this one all day long.

Serving type: can

06-19-2009 01:35:47 | More by portia99
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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,818 ratings.