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%
 
 
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671
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a translucent ruby-brown color with a two-finger light cream colored head that reduces to a solid layer floating on top, no lace

S- big coffee punch right off, notes of espresso, hazelnut, reminiscent of day old coffee mixed with the cardboard drink holders like the ones found at Starbucks, bizarre. Also picking up a distinct sugary-creamer sweetness as well. Overall very aromatic

T- bitter roasted day old coffee, this beer tastes more like straight up black coffee than any other beer I've reviewed. I don't pick up the sweet creamy notes that was in the aroma, nor the nutty aspect as well. There are some roasted malty notes underlying, but for the most part it is straight up coffee, bone dry finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel with a light and silky bone-dry finish

O- The aroma on this beer is great, unfortunately the flavors weren't as complex. I like my coffee beers to be chocked full of complexities like FBS. However, if you are a coffee drinker it's worth a try, because that's exactly what it tastes like. I actually prefer regular Bender a bit more, with it focusing more on traditional brown ale flavors

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Special thanks for kjyost for sending this out west.

Brewed on June 6, 2013.

A: Pours a deep dark black-brown with 2 fingers of light tan head which slowly dissipates leaving a thin rim along the sides of the glass.

S: Rich, fresh roasted coffee together with rock sugar and cocoa powder.

T: Smooth and sweetened coffee with hints of chocolate and some nuttiness. Finishes clean and dry without any notes of bitterness.

M: Light and crisp with a higher amount of carbonation than I expected, but works out nicely.

O: Coffee, coffee and more coffee, sweet and intense without being acrid. This is the perfect accompaniment to a late brunch.

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16 oz can courtesy of clewis901 pours a hazed dark brown color with an ample cap of tan head. Decent retention and lace.

Nose is all coffee all the time - fresh roasted grocers grounds here.

Taste integrates the deliciousness of the Bender with a strong coffee flavor...but the coffee never seems bitter or over-the-top. Well done indeed. It is definitely a little one-dimensional compared to Bender, but still delicious. This might just be up there with FBS as one of the best breakfast beers ever. Personally, I like the Bender better, but I can see where serious coffee lovers would find this more to their liking.

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