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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2,054
Reviews: 768
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 609
Gots: 241 | FT: 14
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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To me, Coffee Bender show the potential of two exciting developments in coffee beer.

One is the use of cold pressed coffee instead of the traditional hot brewed variety most of us start the day with. By soaking grounds in cool water for an extended period of time an excellent flavor and aroma can be achieved without the acidity or bitterness of typical coffee. These are characteristics I love in my coffee, but occasionally find off putting in coffee beers.

The second is the use of Surly's extraordinary brown ale as a base rather than a porter or stout like we are used to for most coffee beers. Much like the use of cold pressed coffee, this allows for a smoother, more balanced beer that allows the pure coffee flavors to truly shine.

So yeah, I'm a big fan of this beer. Superb coffee notes, but not overly coffee flavored or too bitter. A session coffee beer so to speak.

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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,054 ratings.