Coffee 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:
Bender steeped cold for 24 hours in coarsely ground coffee beans from the Vinca Vista Hermosa plantation in Guatemala.

Added by feloniousmonk on 05-28-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,649
Reviews:
853
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
671
Gots:
420
For Trade:
25
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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mooseisloose
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Love coffee, love beer, let's give this one a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of Arabica coffee. Pours to a deep coffee brown with a foamy dark tan head. On the taste this brew I get lots of coffee up front and throughout and strong dark coffee like I like it. The brew has perfect mouthfeel and carbonation. Truly a coffee bender. Great for breakfast as I am enjoying now. Fire up the sausage and eggs!

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harsley
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyclone
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Acforster2
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmh21
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a pint glass

Dark liquid , taupe 2 finger bubbly foam cap , some lacings

Nice roast coffee aroma

Roast coffe taste , light,

Good beer

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Photo of Grackos
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grizzarky
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MooseBoose
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark beer with tan foam and nice lacing. The smell is so good, loads of coffee, chocolate, and a roasted nuttiness. The taste is what I have been searching for, just a load of fresh coffee, chocolate, and sweet malt with a nice mix of nuttiness give this a terrific balance. I love coffee beers and this one is a home run, just a great mix of flavors that rock it out. Very good. Medium feel and creamy, great for a winter night.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pounder into a tulip

Dark maple syrup color, no haze, billowing light tan head - intense sweet iced coffee in the nose, sleek carbonated coffee and cream, easy on the sugar. Feels like more coffee than beer. Unique in my world. Definitely a bender but I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaketaz
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cfred371
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a dark brown with some ruby red edges to it, and a slightly khaki head.

Smell: The aroma is almost pure coffee. I get a lot of roast, chocolate, and earthiness

Taste: Similar to the nose, the taste is dominated by a coffee with some chocolate, malts, roast, and other complexities. I feel like a lot of these flavors actually come from the coffee added.

Feel: Almost light bodied, Coffee Bender is slightly disappointing. I need to remind myself that this isn't a stout or porter, so the body shouldn't be viscous, but the flavor and color with the light body throws me off.

Overall: This is a delicious beer, and well worth the occasional four pack. The coffee is rich, and chocolate forward.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of msween21
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,649 ratings.
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