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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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319 Ratings
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-12-2014 01:18:49 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

04-01-2014 03:55:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-21-2014 22:02:25 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%

On-tap at Alewife, Long Island City, NY

A: The beer is clear but very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of malts are present in the nose along with notes of malt extracts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of malts and malts extracts (without any sweetness).
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to have very non-descript aromas and flavors and doesn't stand out compared to any of the other beers I've had in this style.

03-08-2014 17:51:52 | More by metter98
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-26-2014 21:51:37 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-08-2014 04:01:46 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-14-2014 16:18:33 | More by spycow
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

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

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-15-2014 01:36:18 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

06-10-2014 04:08:58 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -9.2%

Served in a shaker pint glass at Twisted Spoke.

Where else could Bachelor Party-Palooza 2013 end but Smut-n-Eggs at Twisted Spoke? Might as well indulge in some tempura-fried bacon and a Kottbusser. This stuff pours a slightly-murky sienna topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises dry barley, mixed nuts, dried maple syrup, and a hint of oatmeal-raisin cookie. The taste brings in more of the same, though things are dominated by a toasty syrup-coated nut flavor that doesn't sit all that well with my tastebuds. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta slick feel. Overall, I wasn't the biggest fan of this beer. It was nice to try a style that's nearly extinct, but this one just tasted a bit too strange for me. Still, a solid way to end a crazy night...

07-24-2013 04:13:17 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +11.1%

Scurry is brewed in the Kottbusser tradition, a regional pre-Reinheitsgebot German brown ale brewed with oats, honey, and molasses.

Served on tap at the brewery, first commercial batch produced. Several servings drank out of a tulip glass. Clarity was slightly hazy, body was a light brown with a slight orangey tone, topped with a dollop of off white foam that stuck around for awhile. Some delicate lacing in the glass as it was emptied.

Aromas of fresh milled grains and husks, dry and crisp, not especially sweet. A light earthiness from the grains.

Flavor is similarly malt forward, grains dominate with a nice bite in the middle, the beer finishes dry and clean. Body is on the lighter side but certainly has substance, body is smooth, possibly due to the oats, and the honey & molasses add plenty of fermentable sugars, but it certainly isn't sweet. Very drinkable, straightforward and sessionable, several glasses were easily emptied.

The brewers mentioned the next batch will have more honey aroma, in this batch it was added all at once and sank to the bottom. Looking forward to this beer on draft for the summer (and beyond).

05-31-2013 21:31:33 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-14-2014 01:00:08 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-28-2014 17:35:20 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-19-2014 04:56:20 | More by largadeer
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-07-2014 11:30:40 | More by Slatetank
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%

very cool recipe here in a surprising beer. a honey and molasses dark beer thats heavy on the oats. i expected a sugar bomb and got a remarkably dry and full flavored beer that seems more appropriate for autumn than late spring. dark amber to light brown in color, some viscosity here, and not a ton of head, creamy and lazy looking. the nose is the unrefined sugar element of the molasses, a nice rich grain bill that ranges from medium crystal malt to chocolate malt and the buttery dry freshness of rolled oats. hops appear minimal in the nose. the flavor is great, i get the honey on the front end, the essence of the bee, the pollen and the flower, with much of the sweetness being fermented out. perfect grain profile for that flavor too, its just right. more molasses in the finish with a light spice and a very sturdy base in terms of body. a really dialed in and clever recipe, i hope this is around in the fall when the leaves start to turn, it has that hunker down and cozy in type of vibe without being a barrel aged enormous beer. i super dig this.

05-17-2014 17:11:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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mactrail

Washington

3.69/5  rDev +0.3%

Attractive dark brownish amber with a thin but persistent cap of foam. Thin body with plenty of spritz in the mouth.

Taste is definitely odd. Grainy tasting with the honey flavor coming through eventually on the tongue. Hops are not much in evidence, though the label notes there are some noble varieties I am not familiar with-- Hersbrucker and the aromatic Strisselspalt. The oats do give an oat flavor, more so than any beer I've have. The honey is not too strong, but there is a slightly sweet persistent taste that I could easily believe is the molasses.

This is a very interesting concoction, highly drinkable, and totally unusual. I'm not sure I want to try this often but it's great to share the adventurous spirit. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

04-24-2014 03:33:00 | More by mactrail
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

07-13-2014 23:01:02 | More by smcolw
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-08-2014 01:26:47 | More by XmnwildX12
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-15-2014 20:08:42 | More by imperialking
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-22-2014 15:05:37 | More by orangesol
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-07-2013 22:08:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-18-2013 02:11:15 | More by brandoman63
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Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.