Cacao 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mahogany hued ale infused with coffee, vanilla beans and cacao nibs.

45 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 07-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
484
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
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87
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at ABR after waiting in a moderately long queue.

Looks like your typical porter/brown ale, not that I expected it to look any different. Now I really liked the aroma on this beer, insanely chocolate milkshake like; but the taste was a relative let down. Also, having had Bender way too many times, I can tell that there is some added astringency to this version which in my opinion is a downgrade from the regular Bender.

3.5/5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Brown colour. A bit of head. Light mouthfeel. Smooth but not so drinkable. At the brewery. Some like this one better than others. Surly makes a wide variety.

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Cacao Bender from Surly Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 484 ratings.
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