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RATINGS: 756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lweiberg (108) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours dark brown with a small head, barely noticeable. You can taste the caramel and it’s quite smokey tasting, too. It’s not especially strong tasting or hard hitting, so I’d rather have Furious or something with a bit more distinct taste. Still, it’ll get the job done if nothing else is around.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (494) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
16fl oz can. Pours a clear, deep ruby/caramel with a one finger, tan head that laces. Aroma has notes of caramel, dark fruits, smooth roasted malts, and some fruity esters. Taste is balanced. Again, fruity English yeast taste with smooth caramel blended with mild roasted malts. Mild aftertaste. Low-medium body with a medium carbonation. Smooth in the mouth. Very drinkable. Overall a really nice brown. Super drinkable with smooth flavours of mild roasted malts, caramel, and fruity, English ale yeast. Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Poured dark reddish brown with a beige froth. Aroma of sweet roast malt, dark chocolate, coffee, mocha. Medium body, very smooth, flavour as the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - 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 (3401) - 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 (2419) - 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 (34) - 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 (1219) - 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 (7293) - 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 (1091) - 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 (1789) - 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.


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