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:
2,644
Reviews:
852
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.84%
 
 
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669
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420
For Trade:
25
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Serving type: 16oz can poured into a pint glass

Appearance: deep brown in color that has some amber color when I hold it up to light. Three finger fluffy tan head forms after a vigorous pour. Long head retention and superb lacing clings to my glass.

Smell : Very pleasant and pungent roasted coffee aromas . Subtle chocolate aromas also but mostly coffee dominats the nose.

Taste : Lots of great coffee flavor the name says it all :) Some very pleasant bitterness lingers in the aftertaste so you know your drinking a beer.

Mouthfeel : medium carbonation and medium bodied brew.th Great mouthfeel perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall : this is my favorite coffee flavor brews. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a coffee brew

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A - Dark brown, near black, almost opaque except at the edges. A light tan head forms up fat, but fades pretty quickly to a partial sheen on the top. Extensive, persistent lacing.

S - Big coffee, with some roastiness and subtle chocolate notes.

T - Follows the nose, with a solid hit of coffee. Strong chocolate, toasted grains, and malty dark bread flavors, closing with a coffee-like acidic bite, but after the fade, the residual sweetness remains on the tongue for a good long while.

M - Moderate carbonation and strong acidity, light body, perhaps a bit lighter than I'd like given the flavor profile, but the base is a brown, not a porter.

O - The bitterness is a nice counterpoint to the dark, sweet molasses bread taste. I will seek this out whenever I'm in an area Surly is distributed.

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Smell was porter-like. Some raisin notes. No coffee aroma? Odd.

Taste was coffee. Sweet fruitiness, raisins. Tangy. Light brown sugar. Much more Brown Ale than Coffee.

Mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Mild carbonation. Not a favorite.

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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,644 ratings.
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