Bender | Surly Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,967
Reviews:
761
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
460
Gots:
314
For Trade:
13
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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this poured for me at Station 280. I just love it. Period.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thick and hazy SRM app. 25 with great lacing off a big tan head.
S: Crystal malt, bitter roasted grain, toffee and sugar
T: Very similar to aroma with tons of roasted malt, brown sugar and an almost coffee-like note.
M: Big and bold up front with minimal carbonation and a fast mellow finish.
O: A great brown. I love a good brown and they're hard to find; seek this one out. Lots of great flavor but not too heavy. Thanks Jesse!

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3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the best browns i've had. good smell. very refined taste. not overly hoppy. just right. doesnt feel like it fills you up. good malt feel. Surly is awesome

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Bender from Surly Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,967 ratings.
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