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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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422 Ratings
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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-31-2013)
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz format. Brown glass. Unbranded silver pry-off cap.

LABELING: Very appealing fun label art and design.

5.3% ABV. 13.5 Plato. 18 IBUs.

Purchased in CO and served cold into a Spaten stangenglas at high altitude in Castle Rock, CO. Reviewed live as a dark honey ale per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 fingers wide. Khaki colour head. Fizzy. Relatively thin. Not real creamy or frothy. Retention is pretty good - about 4-5 minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Dark deep ruby red. Translucent, but nontransparent. Not real vibrant. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

It's decent looking, but nothing stands out. It doesn't evoke any specific style.

AROMA: Dark genuine honey is present, but the aroma doesn't suggest an overly sweet or cloying brew. Amber malts. Caramel. A bit of toffee, perhaps. Hints of chocolate malt. Evokes dark bread. Definitely seems like a meal in a glass in classic German style. Subtle pecan is present throughout, and is the stand-out note for me personally.

I have trouble identifying any molasses. This isn't too sweet by any means, as can be the case in a honey beer. But I crave a more evocative honey character. The yeast does lend it a distinct German character, with ideal attenuation.

Aromatic intensity is above average.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Evokes dark bread both in flavour and feel, with an apt medium body, plenty of thickness and heft on the palate, and an approachable presence on the palate. German yeast immediately announces itself, and has the following notes under its wing to play with, all of which work well together: caramel, amber malts, a hint of malt syrup (probably the molasses), dark honey, and chocolate malt. The pecan is more subtle than would be ideal, but really works well here. I have trouble finding the oats; maybe they're just here to lend it its smooth and wet texture without imparting flavour.

It's well balanced if a bit plain initially, but as it comes to temperature I come to appreciate its subtleties; the pecan emerges more, the amber malts flourish, and some subtle toffee comes into play. Hints of toast. What would be great is a more evocative honey note on par with the honey beers coming out of Estonia. In German fashion, it doesn't go for big obnoxious flavours and isn't crazy complex, but it's well put together, cohesive, and has good depth of flavour.

Well-carbonated.

OVERALL: Very drinkable. An enjoyable honey ale from Off Color, with noticeably German characteristics. I'll enjoy finishing the glass, and would love to get this in 6 packs - ideally at a better price. It's sessionable (at least by Irish standards) and pleasant to drink, with no noticeable alcohol or booze. Nice work from the cats at Off Color.

Low B-

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3/5  rDev -18%

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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3.3/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.