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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.3%


Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
MALTS: Pils, Dark Munich, Wheat, Chocolate Malt
HOPS: Northern Brewer, Hersbrucker, Strisselspalt
SECRET INGREDIENTS: Honey, Molasses, Flaked Oats

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-31-2013)
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Daktah

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-06-2013 22:57:07 | More by Daktah
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22Blue

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-22-2014 00:34:51 | More by 22Blue
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-21-2014 00:49:40 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-20-2014 14:39:14 | More by dexterk1
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-18-2014 00:47:51 | More by ericlawton007
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-15-2014 06:15:28 | More by RyanOooh
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-12-2014 19:25:31 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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C2H5

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-11-2014 19:31:29 | More by C2H5
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popery

California

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep brown with a few shades of maroon mixed in. It looks pretty clear but it's hard to tell due to the relatively dark color. Small head, beige. It's really just a smattering of bubbles and even those fade away after a minutes. The aroma has a grapey malt sweetness to it. Some deeper sweetness, molasses and caramel, is also fairly strong. Maybe, a touch of honey, but that's always hard to find in beer. Fairly nutty. Mild cocoa. I'd bet the molasses contributed a good bit of color because there isn't a ton of darker malt flavor. It's definitely more toasty, and lightly so at that, than roasty. The taste is similar, though there's a piney hop note and almost cinnamon-y spice flavor. Mild mint, too. It's fairly sweet, almost cloying for a ~5% abv beer. The mouthfeel is fairly full. Those oats give it some body. It's actually more altbier-ish than I'd expected. Regardless, it's tasty enough and they packed in a good amount of flavor for the abv, but it's just not all that enjoyable. A bit too much sweetness without really committing to that idea.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 03:44:26 | More by popery
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WillCarrera

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-08-2014 03:31:17 | More by WillCarrera
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KevBot89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-08-2014 00:41:27 | More by KevBot89
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-06-2014 20:09:54 | More by Rimbimhoot
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gsmit

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

04-06-2014 19:43:53 | More by gsmit
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-06-2014 05:09:58 | More by Kahlerbock
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-05-2014 05:56:56 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-04-2014 23:48:51 | More by krl2112
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-04-2014 18:06:46 | More by Mebuzzard
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alexipa

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-03-2014 16:50:14 | More by alexipa
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, molasses, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with molasses, oat, and nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a very nice set of aromas and tasty flavors that get better as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 03:55:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent brown with a fizzy head that disappears right away. No lacing.

Lightly sweet, nutty, cocoa and malty.

The taste is fantastic and unique for this style. German malts, bread crust, honey sweetness, cocoa, light earthy hops with a finish of chocolate and brown sugar lightly coating the tongue.

Lighter bodied, but very smooth. Low carbonation with a lightly slick coating on the palate.

I find this beer to be unique in that it's lighter in feel and abv, but the flavor is terrific and moderately complex. The molasses adds a brown sugar sweetness to go with the honey and it just compliments the cocoa notes fantastically. I could probably drink a whole sixer of this. Wonderful little brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 02:34:27 | More by jera1350
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EdFed

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-30-2014 03:38:57 | More by EdFed
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Designed for ultimate refreshment but without compromising on quality or flavor, the classic taste of Dusseldorf will take on a hoppier Amber-type taste while the northern German varieties can resemble more of a Brown. Off Color's Scurry resembles more of the later but in true "off-color" fashion, there's a few Americanized twists and turns.

Scurry pours with a medium brown color with reddish amber highlights that pierces its striking clarity. As a creamy ivory-white head builds on top, the frothy later shows strong staying power and laces the glass with broken rings with each drink.

Its medium toasted aromas take on proportions of bread crust, light coffee ground, mild cocoa, pecan and peppercorn. A firm sweet tone of molasses provides the undertow for the toasted and savory grain scent and ride along side of a lightly woodish hop note.

Its husky-sweet taste starts with the promise of molasses and chocolate. But those sweeter flavors turn dry in an instant and allow the rustic nature of toasted grain, nutty and savory character to carry its balance through the middle. Finishing with that extended toasted taste, its spicy hop bitterness links up and dries the taste with its woodsy and slight grassiness.

Medium-light in body, its early sweetness and creaminess suggests a beer of more weight. But once the sweetness lifts, the ale dries out beautifully, but exposes a long draw in the middle that weakens considerably before its crisp and clean finish. Slim minty warmth and a mild iron taste rounds out the taste as lingering grain and toast persist briefly.

Scurry is a somewhat more hefty ale than what the Germans would have made, but its kiss of molasses and chocolate tilt suggests an American microbrewer hand was involved.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 02:59:20 | More by BEERchitect
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-23-2014 23:43:02 | More by kybeerdrinker
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-23-2014 21:49:56 | More by gillagorilla
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Abbbp

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-23-2014 04:31:08 | More by Abbbp
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Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.