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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Get Surly! Heres 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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3.6
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Pours a deep brown-black with a creamy, medium-tan head. Aroma contains some fruity hops, roasted grain, and some additional malt fruitiness. Toasted malt flavors with some hops are most prevalent in the full mouthfeel which finishes surprisingly soft--most likely due to the lower alcohol level. Quite an easygoing, enjoyable beer.

3.9
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Brewery: Dark brown, nice head and lacing. Nose of sweet fruit and cocoa, plenty of chocolate and rich cream, nut bread and dough. The flavor is rich and creamy, lots of chewy malt and chocolate. Nice finish. Good.

3.6
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 Rich dark brown/black pour with a big lasting tan head. Smell is very smooth, and muted but molassessy and hoppy. Some roasty notes in there as well. Nice mouthfeel. Smooth, creamy and perfectly carbonated. Flavor is nice for a brown. Not intensely flavorful, but nice and malty, with some roastiness and oaty creaminess. Good sweet and mollassessy brown ale.

3.8
blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
Can courtesy of oakbluff. Pours a very bubbly dark orange-brown with a large mostly-lasting creamy tan head. Semi-sweet aroma of dark malt, nuts, cocoa, oats and very light hops. Flavour of caramel malt, nuts, a bit of chocolate, more hops then the aroma suggests and an average bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice, this went down easily and quickly -- one of the best Brown Ales Ive ever had.

3.8
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
pours a clear dark brown with mild bubbles and tan head. nice clean malty mocha aroma. fizzy clean palate. loose front, mocha malty finish, with slight milky aftertaste. good.

3.7
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is a nice roasty-bready malt mix with some chocolate and molasses detectable. Flavor is a nice darker malt mix that has a good amount of caramel, oat, sugar, molasses, chocolate. Really good for a brown ale.

3.7
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
thanks to xnohatex for this sample. pours dark and creamy tan head. nose is nice with brown sugar, vanilla, and toasted malts. flavor is rich and complex for a brown ale, notes of vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. tasty stuff for sure.

4.1
Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2007
(can) Pours a dark ruby with a large tan head that slowly dissipates. A very unique aroma of sometimes chocolate, Extra gum, more hops as it warms, and some cocoa. Flavor is great with a lot of caramel, some chocolate, and a nice (but not overpowering) hop finish. The mouthfeel on this beer is superb, as it is incredibly smooth. I think this is my new go-to session beer.

4.2
sthlm (790) - Blank, Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2007
[Can] Pours reddish brown with a huge light tan head. A lot going on in the aroma--malty, fruity, slightly hoppy, hard to place everything. Taste is very nice--light bitterness up front, followed by roasted malt, hints of chocolate. Ultra smooth with a very long finish...dangerously drinkable. I had been really disappointed with SurlyFest, but they hit a homerun with this one!

3.7
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Draught at the MSP airport. .. Chestnut brown w/ a tan head. .. Carmelly, bready, malty aromas. .. Lots of malt with a nice bitter finish. .. Medium body, light carb. .. Decent brown ale, more hoppy than your typical brown, but I think that makes it tastier than your typical brown.


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