Coffee Bender | Surly Brewing Company

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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
Ranking:
#1,592
Reviews:
863
Ratings:
2,695
pDev:
10.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Gambyt20
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brenn79
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, thanks bro- Pours very dark cola brown with a tan head that reduces. Aroma is all coffee, serious gourmet shit right here... dark roasted malts. The taste is coffee, roasted malts, bitterness that can be attributed to the coffee, or possibly hops, it does have 45 ibu's, getting a bit of chocolate and caramel too, delicious.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crazy roasted pepper notes.

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Photo of njammer
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can dated 6/5/17. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Slightly off-white head, 2F. OK retention, leaves some lacing and a cap and ring. Dark brown.

S: Very coffee. Some roasted malts in the background.

T: Again, very coffee up front. Roasted malts, some citrus and earthy hoppiness. Neutral finish. Fair amount of complexity.

F: Light bodied, fairly moderate carbonation. Good construction although a tad watery. Balance good.

O: Very much like a cold-brewed coffee, but with complexity and alcohol.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of craigmj7
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MaxOhle
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WaveDragon
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck89
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the source. Clear chestnut brown color with a frothy and lasting head. Huge coffee and nutty aroma. Silky feel with coffee, roasted malt, caramel and toast. Slick feel. Just awesome.

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

Photo of mantistobogganmd
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lelampp
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sethcroisant
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cincy_Beer_Fan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with a thick thin caramel head with short retention.
Strong aroma with predominant roasted coffee bean notes. Hints of nuts and vanilla.
Flavor with predominant notes of roasted coffee beans, but it feels different, I guess it was the cold extraction process. Hints of cinnamon, oranges, pine, nuts, grapefruit citrusy, vanilla, oat and some dark chocolate. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness and a lingering roasted coffee note.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Fresh cold brew coffee with an American Brown Ale in the background. The 45 IBUs didn't shine it through the coffee notes. I would increase its stake beyond the Bender regular recipe. Though, once it warms up, complexity starts to increase.
Anyway, the ultimate result was an was utterly pleasant and balanced brew. Perfectly executed and a must for coffee lovers.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,695 ratings