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RATINGS: 778   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1394) - 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 (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - 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 (8407) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Can from a bottle shop in Copenhagen (probably Mikkeller & friends). Hoppy malty with caramel and dark bread. Similar taste. Nice hoppy brown ale although i recon the hop is a bit subdued now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Can] Deep brown color with a small cap of beige head. Nose is of cocoa powder, caramel and a light nuttiness. Flavors include milk chocolate, burnt caramel, vanilla, light coffee and a good malty backbone. Creamy palate. Low carbonation levels. Clean and tasty. Tasting notes from early 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (380) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Sample at Haand. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is full bodied, roasty with some coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (912) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Dark reddish brown shade with a ring of head. First thing I pick up is the hops. Kind of earthy, spicy and fruity, maybe English hops? Malt backbone is a little smoky. Clearly a fruity red grape-like influence too. Very different to what I expected, but nice once I got used to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (659) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
Can, pours a nice brown with beige head, sweet taste of roasted malt, caramel, and hints of chocolate and vanilla, light bitter finish, good brown ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Dark brown with a small head. On the sweet side with malt, chocolate, toffee and some dried fruit. Quite soft and easy to drink.


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