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): 5.50%

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
Ratings:
2,658
Reviews:
856
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
671
Gots:
427
For Trade:
25
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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid brown ale base with tons of burnt toast and a very nice coffe flavor. It's well done, the burnt flavor so common in coffee beers. It's definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of kreg02
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ipeters1017
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Smells primarily of roasted coffee and a slight malt background. Taste is coffee up front, with a caramel sweetness following. A coffee bitterness lingers after the swallow. No hop character pops out to me. Medium heavy body with light carbonation, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. My favorite coffee beer and my favorite flagship brew from Surly by far.

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Easily the most coffee-forward beer I've ever had, both in the smell and the taste. Tastes pretty much like 50% Bender and 50% cold-brewed vanilla coffee. Very tasty.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrUse
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slarson7
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coffee Bender from Surly Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,658 ratings.
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