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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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83
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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by popery:
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popery

California

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
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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PaulsBrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-24-2014 00:21:37 | More by PaulsBrew
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brongladest

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-22-2014 16:48:16 | More by brongladest
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CaptureTHEraptor

California

3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

KHad in a bottle poured into a Troegs Chalice.
A-Dark brown. Little head that dissipates quickly.
S- brown sugar, bread, hint of chocolate
T-very bland, hint of brown sugar, black berry, and banna.
MF- tingly like bottles soda on the roof of your mouth
Overall, it was okay. Wasn't impressed. It taste like it's going to be amazing in the beginning and then just falls off into blandness.


Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 03:27:36 | More by CaptureTHEraptor
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AdamF625

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours out dark brown and appears black in the glass. A very thin off white head that fizzles out and leaves a white ring around the glass.
S- very grainy, dark wheat, earthy aromas
T- similar to the nose very raw and grainy, finishes with a subtle sweetness that lingers pleasantly. Honey comes through nicely.
M- thin body with moderate carbonation. A good amount of residual sweetness for a 5 percenter that rounds the beer out.
O- I'm glad I grabbed this in my travels. It's a very tasty, easy drinking beer. Surprised by the blend of raw grain and sweetness. 

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 21:37:14 | More by AdamF625
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-20-2014 08:23:27 | More by afsdan
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2014 01:58:48 | More by Azeotrope
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-17-2014 00:23:07 | More by rudabegga9
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a large snifter. I picked this beer up recently due to the interesting label art and appealing ingredient list (honey ,oats and molassess).
the beer pours a clear mahogany color with some garnet highlights on the edges. There is a fizzy beige head of 1 cm that fades rapidly to nothing soon after the pour.
Aroma is a bit of sweet malt with some floral honey notes (clover?) and some brown sugar notes. Overall a sweet nose and no hint of hops or booze.
First sip reveals a light and crisp body with very fizzy carbonation that fills my mouth with bubbles on each sip.
Flavor is malty and sweet as the nose advertised with some caramel and brown sugar mixing together. I also get a little bit of spicyness on the finish that is possibly from the hops, this flavor lingers after each swallow, but isnt robust.
The beer is very easy to drink the honey probably plays a big role in the fizzy carbonation and lighter body. I enjoy the beer and find it an interesting recipe. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 02:44:37 | More by sulldaddy
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Danielr26

Michigan

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-15-2014 00:25:55 | More by Danielr26
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2014 00:15:32 | More by bcm75
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Punisher

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-13-2014 23:21:50 | More by Punisher
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep ruby brown color where light shines through the center. Small head that dies to a fine level of rim bubbles. No lace.

Smell: Dark molasses aroma with a bit of mocha in the background

The flavor is less sweet than I expected. The hop is also much more present. There's some strong porter elements to this beer. Lowly carbonated with a fuller body. Short aftertaste but with a nice blend.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 23:01:02 | More by smcolw
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Halfbrother83

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-13-2014 22:29:07 | More by Halfbrother83
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-13-2014 22:10:00 | More by Ohiovania
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body, with a few garnet hints at the far edges, and, a small-sized, brief beige head.

Smell: Chocolate, cola nose (and cola appearance, really) with hints of toasted dark bread, fine sugars, with background touches of herb and plump raisins.

Taste: Chocolate glazed rich dark bread toastiness, scantly nutty, with some additional caramelly sweetness, as well as hints of the added molasses and honey. Very mildly roasty. A little raisiny dark fruitiness precludes a minor herbal hint and light balancing bitterness. Slowly, softly dries out on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation, a bit tingly, prickly.

Overall: Good beer. Though a bit cost prohibitive for me at four clams per bottle, were it to be a bit more reasonable, I would readily make this a standard addition to the fridge. It's got an inviting maltiness bolstered by the molasses and honey, yet it remains reasonably dry and nimble on the tongue, thanks to the healthy carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 23:59:00 | More by ChainGangGuy
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-11-2014 17:35:45 | More by nrs207
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Johnnyutah713

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-11-2014 00:10:26 | More by Johnnyutah713
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OldTime

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-09-2014 17:07:37 | More by OldTime
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David_G

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-09-2014 00:56:32 | More by David_G
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-09-2014 00:54:34 | More by egrace84
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-08-2014 01:24:43 | More by Griffith
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

07-06-2014 16:32:05 | More by Hellpop65
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-06-2014 02:55:38 | More by hooliganlife
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jaywes754

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-05-2014 16:51:01 | More by jaywes754
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Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.