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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:
#2,467
Reviews:
764
Ratings:
1,972
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Thanks to Ubermensch26 for the four pack! Canned on 9/23/13 printed on the bottom of the can. Poured into a Tallgrass Brewing Cervoise glass at fridge temp.

Appearance: Pours two fingers of bubbly khaki head. Clear, walnut body. Eventually the head was reduced to a thin ring and cap.

Smell: Dark, crusty bread. Sweet coffee. Some floral hops. Nutty almond milk. Pretty good for a brown ale.

Taste: More of the same with that dark crusty bread, vanilla, bit of coffee, sweet nuttyness, slightly acrid, and a long bready finish.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Almost fizzy. Thinner mouthfeel. Somewhat creamy.

Overall: A good example of what a brown ale could be. The dark bread notes with that nutty sweetness and coffee were a stand out for me. I wouldn't mind a little more body, though. Overall well put together. Recommend to all brown ale lovers and haters.

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A: deep brown/mahogany shimmer body, tan 1 finger head,
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S: cocoa, caramel, oat malt, hint of vanilla

T: vanilla, caramel, cocoa, smooth oatmeal finish

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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,972 ratings
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