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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Get Surly! Here’s what happens when substance meets smooth. This oatmeal brown ale defies traditional categories. Bender begins crisp and lightly hoppy, complemented by the velvety sleekness oats deliver. Belgian and British malts usher in cascades of cocoa, coffee, caramel, and hints of vanilla and cream. An easy-drinking ale with many layers of satisfaction.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6941) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
16oz can, canned 5/02/14. Thanks to Scott L. for sharing. Brown color, with a good thin khaki head, that leaves good thicker lace. Good chocolate, nutty notes. Light to medium body. Awesome full mouthfeel, nice creamy texture to it. Definitely smooth. Get some of that oatmeal, works great. Hints of dark fruit. Light dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Fantastic brown ale. Super smooth and easy drinking, yet such awesome full flavor. Would be a great one to enjoy with some food, I imagine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Can: Pours hazy red-brown with a tall, thick, tan head. Earthy nut, chocolate aroma. Taste is roast coffee, nuts, chocolate malt. Nice coffee/earthy bittering. Very malty and creamy. Really great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3454) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Can from Mikkeller online shop; dark brown pour with a big frothy beige head, caramel and wood aroma, taste has resinous pine, caramel, roast coffee, slight bitterness, a hint of spice, creamy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Excellent beer for all seasons. Smooth brown ale. Great smell and brown/amber color. Malty and rich. One of my favorite browns.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice brown color with tan head. Coffee, oats, cocoa, vanilla, spice, and a little pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very complex for a brown ale. Finishes with malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7943) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Can. Light woody coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with nice head. Sweet woody coffee and chocolate malt and bitter herbal flavor. Decent body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1344) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
47 cl can @ home. Pours brown with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and nuts - with a slightly bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at POPE by accident (bartender gave me the wrong Bender). Aroma of malt malty malt, some nut, bread, and chocolate. Pours nut brown and hazy with a small fluffy head. Taste was nice and malty with chocolate, malt, and slight bread crust. Warm thick mouthfeel but it goes down like butter. This is an amazingly perfect brown ale. I was impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Un corps svelte peuplé de malts rôtis et chocolatés qui se laissent dominer par un tranchant lactique en finale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, malt dust, hint of chocolate and floral hops. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.


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