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