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Coffee Bender - Surly Brewing Company

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93
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1,845 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,845
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 593
Gots: 214 | 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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Ratings: 1,845 | Reviews: 755 | Display Reviews Only:
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trizzone52

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-29-2014 15:26:00 | More by trizzone52
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jkroese

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-28-2014 23:42:41 | More by jkroese
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Gdirt

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-28-2014 23:19:36 | More by Gdirt
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-28-2014 02:48:33 | More by lucasj82
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Lewis


4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-27-2014 19:57:38 | More by Lewis
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dbc5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-27-2014 14:16:09 | More by dbc5
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ThatOneBeerGuy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 23:00:03 | More by ThatOneBeerGuy
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 15:16:58 | More by mikeincharleston
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meehandennis

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-26-2014 01:20:29 | More by meehandennis
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ajevne

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-25-2014 17:09:31 | More by ajevne
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-24-2014 23:43:42 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-24-2014 22:09:23 | More by kell50
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.1%

06-24-2014 02:35:08 | More by devilfluff
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Ns2361

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-24-2014 00:56:35 | More by Ns2361
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can into pint glass

A- Dark brown, thin head w/ lacing
S- Coffee ground. LIke the ones in a giant filter at the church social
T- Coffee, malts, sweetness then bitterness
M- Smooth and full, not watery

O- Good beer. There is something about coffee taste in this beer that I'm not 100% sold on. I love coffee and beer, but this combo results in good, not great for me.

Serving type: can

06-23-2014 22:36:01 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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TGanyone

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-23-2014 17:38:04 | More by TGanyone
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bfirkin45

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-22-2014 21:01:58 | More by bfirkin45
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-22-2014 03:52:35 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Jamco_76

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-22-2014 02:10:14 | More by Jamco_76
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Flatlands

Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I expected to not like this beer but the flavor is excellent! I normally do not like to stray too far from traditional beer styles but thumbs up to Surly here, this one is great. Here's a twist, try it with a shot of Kuala, it's got coffee in it after all, and you will be surprised at how well everything mixes.
I cannot really compare this beer to anything else. Open you mind and give it a go!

Serving type: can

06-21-2014 01:37:01 | More by Flatlands
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jshusc

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-20-2014 14:12:17 | More by jshusc
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stevemorrison616


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-20-2014 02:32:00 | More by stevemorrison616
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willbobaggins

California

3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1000lb grizzly gave the most spot on review i've read about coffee bender. not complex, but fun to try.

i drank from the can and from a tulip side by side. can lends a more creamy mouthfeel. big dissipation on the pour--too watery. i find no difference on IPAs from can vs. glass but i preferred the can here. give it a try, be interested to hear what other ppl think

Serving type: can

06-20-2014 00:25:29 | More by willbobaggins
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yankeej13

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

06-19-2014 10:50:37 | More by yankeej13
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jburns301

Georgia

4/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2014 04:22:53 | More by jburns301
Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,845 ratings.