10 Degrees Below - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jesstyr:
2.65/5 rDev -24.9%
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.
12-06-2011 03:51:36 | More by Jesstyr
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
01-01-2011 20:05:05 | More by oberon
3.23/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
02-10-2011 22:04:38 | More by lordofthewiens
3.38/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
11-27-2012 02:06:14 | More by Ryanm1
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
12-10-2006 06:59:23 | More by ElGordo
3.8/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
01-22-2011 04:53:37 | More by cjgator3
3.56/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
01-13-2014 02:35:24 | More by Fatehunter
4.33/5 rDev +22.7%
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.
12-23-2009 05:17:55 | More by bum732
4.05/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
12-17-2009 23:15:39 | More by Docer
3.76/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
11-30-2011 00:35:38 | More by Immortale25
3.48/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
04-15-2009 18:37:03 | More by MTNboy
4.2/5 rDev +19%
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.
04-16-2013 17:59:55 | More by silverking
District of Columbia
3.5/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
04-14-2011 00:40:44 | More by Clydesdale
10 Degrees Below from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.