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:
2,653
Reviews:
854
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
671
Gots:
423
For Trade:
25
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark chestnut color with a nice looking one finger light brown head. Great retention that eventually settles to a 1/2 finger cap.

S: Freshly roasted coffee with some light mocha notes, faint roasted malt and some vanilla.

T: Lots of coffee and a touch of toasted hazelnut upfront. Some roasted malt in the middle followed by some faint raisin skin. A touch of acidity and just a hint of caramel on the finish. Mouthfeel is on the light side, but I like how the coffee works in this.

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A: Pours a rather dark brown with a big foamy head that sticks around for quite a bit leaving minimal legs on the glass.

S: Nothing in particular stands out to me, sure you can smell the coffee but there is nothing quite exciting about it.

T: Initial taste is extremely reminiscent of a sip of iced coffee. Flows into a malty goodness with some chocolate notes

M: Very light, easy to drink.

O: A pretty decent brown ale, but overall I'm not sure it deserves the high rating it holds here on BA. Perhaps I need to spend a little more time with this one, but I am not in love with it.

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A: I like the alteration of the tagline: "Beer for a mug from a can". Aggressive pour yields 3/4 finger of tan tight head with good retention. Clear reddish brown.
S: Some coffee, some roast. Not as much coffee as i expected. Very balanced and pleasant.
T: Nice coffee and chocolate up front. Like a mocha with milk. Gentle but assertive hop presence in the finish with more gentle alcohol presence. Drying roast is pronounced at the end.
M: Smooth and creamy open with full flavored but semi-thin and dry finish. Good for drinkability but seems a tad weak.
O: Well done. I want another and will buy again. i like it better than regular Bender. Not quite Breakfast Stout, so I'm glad I live in MI I guess, but that's comparing apples and oranges. Drinkable and full flavored, sort of a session.

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Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,653 ratings.
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