From Brooklyn Center Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Co comes their “Bender” an American Brown Ale. The beer poured a deep brownish red colour with a tan head. The aroma consisted of roasted malts, mild hops, oatmeal and a hint of coffee. The flavour was of roasted malts, oatmeal, some coffee, toffee and a mild hops finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5.5% with an IBU of 45.
Commercial Description; 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.