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10 Degrees Below - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-17-2006

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Photo of tjcamm
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dirty dark brown with 1/2" head that dissipates, some initial lacing that disappears in minutes as well.
S - Hints of malt and alcohol; neither very stong; not a lot going on here
T - Very light malt and subtle hop and bitter; slight bitter aftertaste
F - Light body and low carbonation (could use a touch more); slight dryness on the finish
O - I was anticipating something different based on the smell and appearance, but the hop and bitter aroma was unnoticable to me, but was not mistaken on the taste; While the dark fruits and spices may have been there, I didn't pick them up. Overall, decent, but nothing magical.

Photo of thebigredone
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfdracing
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was a little surprised on pouring this beer because I was expecting a pale ale based on the label. What came out of the bottle was a medium brown with a smell more like a porter. The taste also was much like a porter. The beer was good, just not what I was expecting.

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mooseisloose
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Doesn't get anywhere near 10 below here, but hey lets give a whirl anyway! Popping the top I get a cocoa smell with some malt in the background. Pours to a translucent deep brown with a tan multi-bubble head that recedes quickly.. On the taste this brew hits with some chalky cocoa upfront with some earthy hops and transitions to a sweeter chocolate and toasted malt background with a spicy but clean flat bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin but with all the flavors its not an issue. This is unbelievably a 7.4 ABV, would never guess that. My type of brew: standout basic flavors (particularly cocoa), not complex, but very drinkable.

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of KlayWey
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Scumbagbgoode
4.56/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SFdragon
2/5  rDev -43%

Waxy, burnt taste upon sipping. Syrupy and very little carbonation. Aftertaste is a mix of chocolate and black licorice. Was hoping for a stronger fruit taste, but instead it's just spice and staleness.

Photo of JPowell712
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of chris1919
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which appears to have pretty good retention. The head is a light to medium beige while the body is a chestnut to chocolate brown that shows burgundy and maroon when held up to the light. Lacing tends to sheeting.

Nose- Fairly low key. I get some bubblegum, a mild note of cocoa, and slight evidence of chocolate. The chocolate and cocoa or much stronger from the bottle. I don't get any of the crisp citrus aroma that the website mentions. Very one-dimensional but still nice. Swirling shows a brief hint of an ester which might be oranges or raisins.

Taste- Starts off with a sweet front that borders on cloying. Some citrus (mostly orange), a strong note of raisins (maybe even plums), and even a small tendency toward soy sauce. Shows mild chocolate and cocoa from the middle to the finish where there is a slight woody bitterness. Slight chalk on the finish as well. No real flaws but lacks presence and complexity. Actually, the overly sweet raisin notes and suggestion of soy sauce does seem like a slight flaw. The mild chocolate and cocoa balance it well but not enough cancel out its effects. Pretty much just an above average beer. Some pine and resin on the finish. Even a tiny bit of earwax. Some caramel on the middle which has a slight burnt quality on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Just below medium bodied with low carbonation. Seems a little thin. This might actually be undercarbonated. Slight hints of syrup to the texture. It is pretty smooth and this redeems it to some extent.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing with no signs of heat but it's also pretty boring. I think I paid under two bucks for a bottle and I guess this goes for about 8 bucks a six pack. Okay but not something I would purchase again.

Overall- Just above average with hints of just being average. The cloying aspects mellow and make the beer more accessible but they don't make it more interesting. Possibly worth at try but I wouldn't dwell on that decision to long.

Photo of ThreeFishes
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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10 Degrees Below from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.