10 Degrees Below - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-17-2006

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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 53
Reviews by BVukelich:
Photo of BVukelich
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber to glass. Great, dark color with a slight ruby hue. Thick, tan head and left lots of lace to decorate the glass. I didn't pick up crisp citrus aroma as listed by the brewer. It was a tad sweet with coffee/bitter aftertaste. Medium viscosity, above average essence of alcohol. I pulled it out of a fridge at 37deg but as it warmed to room temp the flavor and mouthfeel was enhanced. It was a real enjoyable beer. I'll be drinking again, for sure. A bit of discrepancy on style per the brewer's site, this one and RB. Others list as Dunkelweiss/Dunkelweizen.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iam drinking to the end of the Rich Rodriguez era..here here!Poured a hazed deeper russet color with one finger clingy beige head,nice retention.Aromas are pretty light,I picked up some clove-like spice mainly,maybe a little toasted wheat.Flavors are pretty light for the style as well,cocoa flavors were what stuck out most,light clove,even lighter banana.A pretty full mouthfeel and the alcohol is pretty well hidden for the most part but it lacks any real complexity.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 22oz bottle poured into a snifter.
Medium brown color, small tan head.
Caramel malt aroma, some sweet fruit. A bit of herbal hops.
Very malty taste, also some raisin/dark fruit. Piney hops at the finish.
Pretty thin in the mouth.
Nice enough beer, just not very special. Would not seek this one out again.

Photo of Ryanm1
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from a large bottle into a pint glass. Pours very dark brown with light brown head which is a standard characteristic of most "winter warmer" ales. Had never heard of this brewing company before so was not expecting much, rightly so. Malty, cherry and coffee are the three flavors that come to mind when taking a sip. Slightly sweet. Nothing special about this brew.

Photo of ElGordo
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut brown with about an inch of creamy, light tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and a sweet nutty character. Palate is sweet light and caramel malts, with a touch of roastiness. A light bready character gives way to a more nutty flavor before the swallow and continues until the end. A touch of brown sugar and plum are detectable on the finish. Body is creamy but a bit light and thin. Overall, a little sweeter than I like in a winter warmer, but still an enjoyable beer.

Photo of cjgator3
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brown color with a fizzy off-white head that quickly disappears.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, fruity esters and a hint of molasses and brown sugar.

T- The taste is very malty up front with some spices and a touch of hops the finish. The taste starts out sweet from the malt and finishes dry with a little bit of bitterness to balance out the sweetness.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, 10 Degrees Below was enjoyable but not something I would purchase again. Worth a try.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a dark, dark brown colored body.
The aroma is a rich malt, caramel and a little lemon zest.
The taste is malty sweet forward, molasses in the middle and finishes with a mild bitter note.
The texture is a little sticky with low to moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable sipper.

Photo of bum732
4.32/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red and brown, decent bubbly head with great lacing. Smells very floral and almost like perfume, nice citrus flavors, pine, some chocolate, touch of vanilla. Tastes of sweet banana like malt with lots of rum and vanilla flavors. Some dark fruits as well. Chocolate and roastiness makes its way after a fairly mute bitterness. Decent medium to full mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

A really nice beer and very unique. I think of Weizenbocks having lots of banana and clove like flavors while this had a lot of complexity. Love the rum undercurrent and the chocolate in the finish, really is great as a winter warmer. A real treat and a great surprise, highly recommend.

Photo of Docer
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a bottle from Whole Foods up in LaCamas, WA. Ryan the newer beer manager there seems to be bringing in some fantastic brews as of late.

- Nice cloudy molasses brown color, with a creamy tan head down to a mound of larger bubbles resting about a thin bed of lace making fizz.

- Certainly a nice spicy fruitiness to it... blended well with a zesty hop, almost cannabis-like, earthy, grassy, and fragrant... almost floral, like jasmine. Nice subtle chocolate malt, biscuit... little caramel.

- Smooth brown sugar and caramel malt... surprisingly light.. subtle spice, zest... and bitter pine hopping. The scent and taste are very far apart from one another. Sweet oats, fruity hop zing, little fig and citrus.

- Medium bodied, and a tad creamy.. smooth, and light tasting. Slight dryness and chewiness... not so much oily.

- Rather drinkable, and hides any sign of alcohol extremely well. Tasty, balanced, unique, and certainly good. I bet this would be even better on tap.

Photo of Immortale25
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter.

A- Somewhat heavy pour yields a 1/4 inch thick off-white head that's eventually reduced to an 1/8 inch thick ring around the glass's edge and a snow-cap of foam on the surface. Little to no lacing.

S- Dark, coffee-like malts emanate from the glass. Actually, a lot of coffee and some semisweet chocolate.

T- Heavy, dry and strong on the malt end of the spectrum for a weizenbock. Some sweet wheat character in the back of the intense malt bill. Definitely an original flavor profile. I get a faint wet glass taste when I swish.

M- Once again, dry and a bit thick with medium carbonation.

O- Not a whole lot going on with this one but definitely enjoyable on a cold night in front of the fire.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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 MTNboy
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a dark brown opaque color that is almost brown. It has the thinnest head I have ever seen on a beer and I sloshed it just to beef up the head. I does however have a nice tan and tight lace. The flavor is reminiscent of a watered down porter. It is roasty and wood like. It has a mild chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall it is not bad.

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 silverking
4.19/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- It pours a cloudy coffee color with tan flecks of yeast throughout. It sports a huge khaki head. Head retention is excellent, and there are loosely formed rings of lace as I drink. The head has a marshmallow-like consistency.

S- Coffee, caramel, toasty malt, vanilla, with a hint of cocoa.

T- It starts with dark coffee, which comes across a bit smokey, and a hint of caramel. Hints of vanilla cut in at times, eventually leading to a finish with mild citrus notes. The roasty, toasty flavours never fully subside, making for a long finish. I think that I detect a mild astringent hop bitterness in the finish as well.

M- Medium bodied, with gentle carbonation. It has a velvety mouthfeel.

O- pretty damn good. I would buy this again.

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

A: Pours a rather dark, fairly hazy brown. Orange highlights appear when help up to light. The light caramel-colored head is moderately sized, with a reasonably dense, frothy texture. Retention is solid but not outstanding. Some inconsistent lace is deposited onto the glass as it fades.

S: Some definite sweetness - some caramel and toffee for sure. Esters are prominent, with some clove/spice notes and pleasant fruitiness. Herbal/leafy hops are evident but not extreme. Toasted wheat and faint nuttiness are also present.

T: Toasty malt up front, with some slight tanginess from wheat. Some medium caramel/toffee sweetness is noticeable but not overdone. Lightly nutty, with some faint cocoa detectable. Yeast notes provide some mild spicy/clove flavors and a general fruitiness. Light herbal hop flavor and bitterness provides some balance.

M: Medium-firm body. Carbonation is somewhat light, but there's still a slightly drier-than-average finish.

D: A pleasant, enjoyable weizenbock that lacks the complexity of many better options. Surprisingly malty for the style - unusual nutty and cocoa notes seem to overpower the yeasty character a bit more than I would have preferred. Straightforward, but worth a try.

Photo of Jesstyr
2.73/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed this beer as part of a tremendous winter haul from Total Wines. What a disappointment. Served in a Forst beer glass.

Pours dark ruby and brown with nice bright white head that fills a minimum of two fingers. Good first impression. Nose is heavy on sugar with some light sourness that is somewhat inexplicable. I get some wheat and perhaps some citrus in there as well.

Taste is painfully sour, nothing like the weizenbock is meant to be - and certainly not malty as its look would suggest. Drinks very dryly, it covers the mouth completely. Some light citrus, seemingly orange, adds some flavor to this sour beer. Almost as if this went bad - I might even have to grab another one based on the other reviews.

Altogether a heavily disappointing beer, I couldnt even finish the last couple ounces.

Photo of Derek
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Supposedly an Imperial Weizen bock.

A: Deep amber/copper with an off-white head, some retention & lace.

S: Big bubblegum fruitiness, with some grassy & floral hops. Intriguing but different.

T: Very fruity and hoppy. Lots of bubblegum, banana and mango along with grassy, floral and slightly steelie hopping. Underlying sweet maltiness (caramel, sponge toffee, hints of bread).

M: Moderate body is smooth with a slight residual sweetness.

D: I really liked their Weizen bock, I though the hopping in this just seemed weird.

Photo of froghop
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is a cloudy brown with a tint of ruby, thin beige head that dissipates quickly, better than average lacing.

smell is of spice, roasted malt, sweet cocoa, hint of coffee, some caramel, and a little bit of dark fruit.

taste is creamy, spice, milk chocolate, a little coffee, malt, toasted nuts, a little caramel, and way in the back sits a prune.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Coca cola brown with almost no head at all. A thin ring of light brown foam is about it.

S: When I poured this, I started smelling a ton of rye bread. Then, all of a sudden the smell changed and I started to get all kinds of weird stuff. Chocolate, sour dark cherry, tootsie roll and some bubblegum.

T: The taste started almost like a hef and then came a huge smack of black cherry sourness. Finish brings some hints of malt, faint cocoa powder and maybe even a hint of hop resin. Definitely interesting, but the flavors are a little too scattered and disjointed for me to call it good.

Photo of beerwolf77
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass froma bomber the beer is dark chocolate brown with an enormous three finger head. Plenty of lace left behind.

The aroma is spicy floral hops. Has that sort of dry dusty smell. Light hints of chocolate malt.

The flavor is chocolate malt and toasted bread. Almost no hops to be found. After the nose I figured there would be. I'm not saying that's bad just surprising. Light spice in the finish.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall an average beer with no real faults. Just not real memorable.

Photo of artoolemomo
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
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 RedneckBeerz
2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Guinness pint and the brew is a medium dark brown and hazy and has a 1 finger off tan head that clears fairly quickly and leaves a minimal hit and miss light lacing.

The aroma is malted grains with a hint of wheat.

The flavor follows the nose wih the addition of some unpleasant sourness, especially for a Weizenbock.

Not picking up any dark fruit and the malt profile is one dimensional.

Medium mouth feel and carbination makes the sourness stand out more. In my opinion, this is drinkable, but that's about it. A C brew for me.

Photo of Zraly
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Tons of yeast floatin' about -- understandable given the style although a bit odd that they are suspended so much. A touch of spice and yeast in the nose.

Overall, nice roasted malt flavors with clove and a hint of bubble gum. A bit of carob and raisin lingers. Finish is decent, and carbonation seems enough to keep the flavors from cloying. Has a nice warming quality with the alcohol well-hidden.

Not bad but not great. Decent with meat, perhaps some braised smoked sausages.

Photo of Duff27
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Very thin, quickly dissipating white head atop a dark brown bier. Some noticeable effervescence if you look closely. No lacing.

S- Licorice.

T- Very dopplebock-esque. Molasses, licorice. Nice flavor.

M- Pleasant. Slightly syrupy.

D/O- This doesn't taste too bad and the mouthfeel is well-received by my mouth. Unfortunately the appearance seems to be the major downfall of this beer, to me anyways. Glad to have tried it, would have another down the line.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.42/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an almost opaque murky brown with a 1/2 inch khaki head that fades to an oily film. Small dots of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, cocoa, and some cinnamon spice notes. Taste is surprisingly sour (I think there may be an issue going on with this beer). I am getting some malt, sour fruits, and weird spice flavors on the finish. This beer has a higher level of carbonation which makes the sourness somewhat worse. Overall, this is a pretty bad beer and I am pretty sure that I got a bad bottle.

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10 Degrees Below from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.