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Scruffy's Smoked Alt - Cedar Creek Brewery

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Scruffy's Smoked AltScruffy's Smoked Alt

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BA SCORE
82
good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cedar Creek Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-13-2012)
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MickeyKnox

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-27-2014 03:45:30 | More by MickeyKnox
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

This one pours a nice umber to ocher color that has a thin and light white head that has a decent lacing down the side.

The nose is a softer smoked malt with some bread notes and hints of coriander, apples, camphor and a nice subtle hops.

The taste is spectacular and wonderfully balanced with notes of smoke floating on dry malt, that has rich bready undertones and some medicinal flavors that are actually quite good.

The mouthfeel is rich and just right.

Overall an exceptionally good beer.

08-25-2014 00:53:07 | More by AtrumAnimus
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allengarvin

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

A: 3.75 Medium amber with a small, airy head.
S: 3.5 Is that smokiness, or roast malt? Probably smoke, but it's not especially strong.
T: 3.5 Very malty taste, with subtle smoke (far less than what I was hoping for). Not all that interesting, really
M: 3.5 Neutral texture
O: 3.5 Fairly ordinary.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.55

08-25-2014 00:40:49 | More by allengarvin
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grja7

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

08-21-2014 03:21:13 | More by grja7
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amaximus167

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-20-2014 17:39:12 | More by amaximus167
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Bier_Maximus


4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Enjoyed out of can more than out of stein. I had this beer with smoked sausage and smoked gouda on crackers. Delicious smokey flavor, brought me back to the Rauchbiers I had while living in Germany.

08-20-2014 16:37:59 | More by Bier_Maximus
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-12-2014 22:14:25 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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Westyn

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-05-2014 14:37:17 | More by Westyn
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-02-2014 22:07:15 | More by kylehay2004
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Fakexican

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-07-2014 01:48:07 | More by Fakexican
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pkockritz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-13-2014 03:09:14 | More by pkockritz
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Lance87

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-27-2014 16:04:01 | More by Lance87
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-22-2014 19:29:42 | More by July2Nov
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archero

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-26-2014 00:12:59 | More by archero
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-14-2014 21:01:50 | More by Shafaegalo
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-13-2014 05:45:59 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-09-2014 19:39:01 | More by Can_has_beer
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BlakeyBrew

Texas

5/5  rDev +37.7%

03-01-2014 07:00:02 | More by BlakeyBrew
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.9%

02-27-2014 04:41:51 | More by vinny21bal
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Lagerquestrian

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-23-2014 03:50:44 | More by Lagerquestrian
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nick0909

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-15-2014 03:59:21 | More by nick0909
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-05-2014 01:45:15 | More by dvmin98
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-24-2014 22:39:49 | More by ilikebeer03
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-19-2014 04:03:40 | More by jkn09
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HardTarget

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

Appearance: Finger of head drops to a thin halo of off white foam on a deceptively pretty glass. Almost opaque brown shows a deep glow and clarity when back lit. It looks viscous, hefty.

Smell: The idea with an Alt is an ale that is treated like a Lager, and held longer to age out. I should clear off all the musty fruity edges aged off of it, giving a clean smooth flavor. Then, these guys decide, let's smoke it. So, a lot that is supposed to go on actually does. The smoke is a about a 4 of 10 in intensity, full but not the only thing going on.

Taste: Full malty character, some mild oak that may be from the smoke. There is just a bit of pear, maybe a light grape skin, but it is just one note in the smoke, malt, yeast chord. The finish is a bit chalky.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery, a low carb level coupled with a light body. There's enough that it's not cask, just a bit flat.

Overall: Damn Scruffy! Some deep philosophical brewing statement you go going on here. Technically well executed, the concept works only if you end up liking it or not. The flavor is different, another cousin in the beer style family. I'm warming up to it, I like what's going on with each flavor. I'd put it up there with Buried Hatchet.
Recommended.

01-08-2014 01:21:37 | More by HardTarget
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Scruffy's Smoked Alt from Cedar Creek Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.