Bender | Surly Brewing Company

BenderBender
BA SCORE
4.07/5
1,969 Ratings
BenderBender
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here's what happens when substance meets smooth. This oatmeal brown ale defies traditional categories. Bender begins crisp and lightly hoppy, complemented by the velvety sleekness oats deliver. Belgian and British malts usher in cascades of cocoa, coffee, carmel and hints of vanilla and cream. An easy-drinking ale with many layers of satisfaction.

Added by tavernjef on 02-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,383
Reviews:
762
Ratings:
1,969
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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461
Gots:
314
Trade:
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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,969 ratings
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