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Burr Grinder - Indeed Brewing Company

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Burr Grinder
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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Herky21 on 03-19-2013)
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Photo of Herky21
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma: Coffee, roasted and caramel notes.

Appearance: Brown like a cup of coffee. Caramel adds some color to the body as well. It is a perfect toffee and/or medium roast coffee color.

Mouthfeel: Well rounded. A good balance between the coffee wateriness and the full carb'ed goodness of an American Ale.

Taste: Perfectly balanced bitterness of coffee with just a tad of caramel and toffee sweetness. It is nutty, yet all coffee, and very good.

Overall: Tried this twice over the weekend and did a side-b-side with Surly Coffee Grinder. This beer is unbelievably good and very sessionable.

Herky21, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Beerlover, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of jsprain1
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

jsprain1, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

eawolff99, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of bfirkin45
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

bfirkin45, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Indeed shaker glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with a huge presence of cold pressed coffee beans. Roasted malts with upfront hints of coffee beans, chocolate, caramel, toffee, grains, nuts, yeast, and cream. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Subtle hints of dark fruit with a little fig and dates. Background hints of earthy hops. Very coffee dominant. A very nice aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a roasty and sweet malty taste with a huge presence of cold pressed coffee beans throughout. Dark roasted malts with a huge taste of coffee beans as well as some chocolate, caramel, toffee, cream, toast, yeast, nuts, and grains. Sweet taste of brown sugar. Subtle dark fruit undertones of dates and fig. Some earthy hops towards the finish. A very good coffee brew taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, smooth, and fairly drying on the finish.

Overall: A very good coffee beer. Tastes very similar to Surly's Coffee Bender. Very good cold pressed coffee taste with a brown ale base.

MattyG85, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Helgy
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Helgy, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

zonker17, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

secondtoughest, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Joey1566, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of NilocRellim
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Served from the tap.

The beer was hazy with a brown/red colour. It had a strong coffee nose, with butterscotch and caramel. The taste was lighter than expected; the caramel malts were upfront, which moved into toasted grains and hops, and then moved into the roasted coffee flavours. The aftertaste was of buttery-caramel.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

NilocRellim, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Murky mahogany hue, slim whitish head.

Aroma: earthy, fruity coffee notes, with cocoa hints right behind.

Taste: there it is, again, full forward coffee flavors without dark malts to muddy it up and blend in, or any other flavors to compete with or complement them. It's not often we find a coffee "ale", rather than a stout or porter; in fact, I've seen coffee lagers before I've heard of any "ales." Bit of a bold move to try it out this time, but I like it. A little juicy, only a small bit bitter, and ending on a dry notes. Medium bodied, lingering finish, ends easily in the mouth and off the palate.

Let's take a peek at the label copy: "This collaboration has been ‘brewing’ for quite some time. Indeed Brewing Company partnered with their neighbors at Dogwood Coffee to create Burr Grinder “Beer Coffee”. After searching for the perfect coffee, 90-pounds of Guatemalan Finca Rosma was steeped in the brew kettle before we topped-off the finished beer with 54-gallons of cold press.

Delivering an intense coffee punch while preserving the delicate aromas of the complex beans, Burr Grinder will have you wondering whether you’re a beer geek or a coffee geek. (5.1% ABV, 13 IBU)."

So, there. I'm a coffee drinker, not a coffee "geek", but maybe Burr Grinder will have me re-think that after all. This is tasty stuff here and it really serves to deliver the complexities and rich flavors that get hidden when coffee is added to a darker ale. I've got to say it again, Indeed is finding some fresh expressions where other breweries go the same ol' path. Cheers to them.

feloniousmonk, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of AndyP612
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pint on tap at Pizza Luce St. Paul.

A- Light brown with reddish hue and lots of light coming through. Small fluffy white head dissipated quite rapidly.

S- Light roast coffee with no bitter notes and quite a bit of sweetness present.

T- Follows the nose: very sweet light roast coffee with a little bitterness just on the forward from the coffee but mellows out as the sweetness progresses and remains. Not much roasted malt present.

M- Very light mouthfeel and clears quickly, minimal lingering on the palate. Refreshing like a light iced coffee.

O- A very nice coffee brown ale with just the right amount of sweetness. It presents itself as a Coffee Bender doppelgänger almost yet not enough body and coffee punch. A great middle of the afternoon pick me up but it will not replace my go to Coffee Bender for my breakfast get me ready for any day beer.

Cheers.

AndyP612, Apr 22, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Kunstman, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

bigbeers84, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

MCImes, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

billhelm, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

KarlHungus, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kraticus41, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

stpa0501, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

AnalogErik, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Burr Grinder from Indeed Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.