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Burr Grinder - Indeed Brewing Company

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Burr Grinder
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BA SCORE
87
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Herky21 on 03-19-2013)
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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Cloudy ruby orange with moderate sized, light tan head.

Smell: Caramel infused espresso. Pretty strong and pleasing aroma, but one dimensional.

Taste: Coffee is definitely dominant. Some caramel, toasted malts and dark fruits as well, with a hint of spiciness on the finish along with the roasted coffee.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a body that is a little too thin but mostly works for this beer.

Overall: The closest I have tasted to a true beer and coffee hybrid and I like it.

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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark reddish amber color with two fingers of head that held firm before eventually settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is pure coffee. The cold pressed coffee smells as if it is lightly roasted. More earthy and sweet smelling.

A little bit more to this beer than just coffee when tasted. Very little roasted quality in the beer. Hints of toffee, caramel, and nuts. Finishes with a touch of sweetness.

Light body and lightly carbonated.

More of a coffee infused with beer than the other way around. Lighter bodied than most other coffee beers and lower ABV. I would still take my coffee in a bigger, more richly malted beer.

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4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber brown. Fair amount of head recedes to leave some lacing.

Aroma is brown ale nuttiness with some coffee and some toffee sweetness.

Taste is really nutty with toasted malt/ bread etc. Followed by coffee and toffee sweetness.

Fairly light on the palate with moderate carbonation.

This was from the last batch so it is a couple months old. Maybe the coffee fades fast but I recall the previous batch having a more robust in your face coffee flavor.

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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Burr Grinder from Indeed Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.