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Scruffy's Smoked Alt - Cedar Creek Brewery

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82
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63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-13-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jheezee, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

truesolution, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Danobold, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -18.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of champ103
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A growler from Premium Draught in Houston.

A: Pours a iced tea looking, hazed orange/brown color. At first a two finger white head forms. Tightly packed and well formed, with good retention. The foam eventually recedes to a ring that sticks throughout. Plenty of lace is left behind as well.
S: Smoked meat, toasted malt, bread and biscuit. A light fruitiness as well. Then the smoke comes back, and finishes everything off. While the smoke is never over barring, it is always there and up front.
T: Follows the nose with smoked meat up front. Like the nose the smoke is always present, but never over barring or out of place. Toasted, bread, and biscuit malts. A light sweetness and fruit flavors.
M/D: A medium body. Light to moderate carbonation. I wish there was a bit more crispness, but a miner concern. Very easy to drink. Everything is very well balanced and enjoyable to drink.

This is a well done smoked beer. The meaty smoke is very present, but does not over power everything. The growler will be gone in no time. Very nice.

champ103, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of BryanCarey
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Houston area Whole Foods stores

Orange/tan in hue, this beer has a nose that is one of light smokiness, a touch of herb, and a hint of fruit. The foam level looks nice and it does leave some lacing on the glass as you drink.

This beer has a taste that combines flavors of pale malt, light smokiness, peat, caramel, and a touch of fruit. The beer is quite smooth with a small smack of bitterness that is mellower than others of its style. The smokiness, while subtle at first, is more noticeable in the middle and in the finish. Still, it is milder than other smoke- enhanced beers I have tried over the years, some of which are too charcoal- like and taste more like actual liquid smoke than a glass of beer. The added fruit taste and pale malt flavors swing the flavor back toward the sweet end of the spectrum which, again, is not something I have experienced with most smoked beers.

This smoked alt is a good beer for drinking with barbecued meats on a hot Texas day. It isn’t an easy beer to find, but it is worth trying if you can find it. The subtlety of the smoke flavor makes it easy- drinking enough that most anyone will find it agreeable and likeable.

BryanCarey, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Michaeldmanley
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of TX-Badger
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

TX-Badger, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Texasfan549, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 08, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Cjalbers, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

JohnBender, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Untapped Festival.

The beer pours an amber-brown color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of smoke in it, as well as a hint of toffee. The flavor is more of the same. The meaty smoke really comes through strongly, with some toffee and caramel, as well as some earth from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Oct 13, 2012
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Scruffy's Smoked Alt from Cedar Creek Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.