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

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Ratings:
2,649
Reviews:
853
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
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Tasted in a pint glass from draft at the Vine on October 25, 2016. Way too much coffee. Tastes like drinking a cold cup of joe. Yuck!

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16oz can from CNRowland (thanks!). Canned 7/5/16. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours brown with ruby highlights and about a finger and a half of pale tan head. Retention amounts to a few surface wisps and a wide belt that leaves a few small random specks of lace.

Smells of coffee, caramel and chocolate. The aroma of the particular coffee used is great.

Taste follows the nose. Coffee, chocolate and caramel. Excellent coffee flavor but little else. The lack of any alcohol presence keeps this quite easy to drink.

Medium light feel with fairly mild carbonation. Coffee continues its dominance in the aftertaste, letting through just a hint of chocolate malt.

Brown ales are not a go-to style for me but Surly has a tasty one here. Coffee Bender is a mighty nice coffee fix that is a must try for any fan of coffee beers.

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