Bender | Surly Brewing Company

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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:
#2,642
Reviews:
764
Ratings:
1,979
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
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Pours a dark brown with a nice one off-white head. Smell is roasted malts, carmel, coffee and chocolate, not a very strong nose. Taste is creamy roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with a slight bitterness. Medium bodied with mid to low carbonation. Overall a very good beer. Not a huge fan of this style, but I could drink this one regularly.

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Appearance:
Dark brown body reminiscent of coffee with a hearty head that last the duration of the glass and leaves heavy lacing.

Aroma:
Surprisingly bland for a Surly brew. Musty malts. Vague nutty presence. Light cocoa nibs and oatmeal. Molasses.

Taste:
Roasted nuts and malt, molasses and bitter chocolates are the dominant flavors here. Well balanced . Black coffee on the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Light carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Easy to drink medium-bodied beer.

Overall:
Not as good as everything else I've had from the Surly line up, possibly their weakest entry. However, that's not really a bad praise, since Surly's line up is rather fantastic. I'd say this is definitely worth a try - but recommend going straight to the Coffee Bender.

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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,979 ratings