Surly Bender (365 Day 46)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Surly Bender

It was a sad day as the consumption of Bender by Surly Brewing Company marks the last one of their fine American craft beers that I had in the cellar. Oh, I have some of their bigger, cellaring beers, but no Bender, Furious, Coffee Bender, etc.

Probably out of the lot listed, I would have to say that Bender is my least frequent flier but it is still rated as an 8.0; showing you what I think of the others.

Bender is a malty beer that has enough complexity and hops to make it easy drinking and way above average. Chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits (minor) all come out either in the nose, mouth, or both. There is a sweetness that abounds but is tapered back by deeper, roasted aromas and flavors. Quite a solid brown. Enjoy!

Aroma: 8, Taste: 8, Look: 8, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.0

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