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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
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449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 48 | 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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-31-2013

Just cause it's dark and German doesn't mean it's an alt. Based on the obscure Kottbusser style of beer, this surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating a perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. Because we're sweet enough damn it.

18 IBU
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2.1/5  rDev -42.5%

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2.4/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of MaximalC
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours a murky cola color with a negligible topping of coarse bubbles, even with a vigorous pour. Aroma smells of toffee and salted caramel with a hint of chocolate.

The taste features a coarse, vague sweetness up front, followed by a long, pronounced aftertaste of raw oats. The honey and molasses touted on the label don’t come through in proper fashion. The body stands its ground initially but then falls through toward the middle and back, while the carbonation is on the low side.

I’m sorry to say this falls far short of the enticing description on the bottle. While the acuteness of the oats is intriguing, this brew comes off as thin and sugary without much balance to speak of. This is my first experience with Off Color, and I wouldn’t exactly describe it as putting their best foot forward.

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2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Too flat for my taste

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of nperrier
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Oakey and a bit malty with a dark color and light body. Flavor isn't super full, but it's drinkable. I don't think I'd drink it again unless my only alternatives were cheap domestics.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of JohnnyI
2.84/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Had this poured from a bottle at FIG in downtown Charleston, then subsequently returned the glass after about 3 or 4 sips and went back to the Revelry Crosstown Brown that I was drinking on tap. In the short time that my wife and I sampled the beer, there was plenty of opportunity to get an objective rating and experience. The beer was poured without so much as a suggestion of a head. No froth, foam or suds to be seen. It was a deep, roasty brown (in dim bar lighting) with decent clarity. The aroma was somewhat complex, with a sweet honey-like aroma, a little faint roasted nuttiness and an off sour vinegar scent. The flavor followed suit, imitating a toasty American brown ale, but with the addition of a peculiar green olive flourish. I can't say if this is the desired flavor profile, or if this bottle was spoiled. The mouthfeel was pretty average. Adequate body and carbonation, so it didn't really stand out one way or the other. Minus the strange vinegar-like sour notes it would have passed as a mild brown ale, but I was simply unable to get past that odd quality. In reading other reviews, I've heard this beer described in so many different ways, it's a wonder that we are all drinking the same beer. Is it a matter of bottling or production consistency? Or is the beer that much of an enigma as to produce such vastly ranging descriptions? Hopped Porter, Stout, bubbly Scotch Ale, American Brown? These are all seemingly contradictory descriptions that you'll find here. Perhaps I would try this again, just to confirm whether the first bottle I had was off or not. At it's best, I doubt this is going to move the needle much either way.

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2.92/5  rDev -20%

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2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.99/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of gillagorilla
3/5  rDev -17.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Curved Pint Glass

A: A nice solid dark brown

S: Smells like oats, molasses, and honey.

T: The flavors here are all muted and soft. The oats and molasses mostly dominate.

M: Smooth with just the tiniest of carbonation.

O: This is going to make some great pancakes.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Sorta underwhelming. Considering what the listed ingredients were, I thought it would be a bit more sweet and/or out there. Was good, but let down my high expectations.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.