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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | 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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Photo of KFBR392
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours dark brown yet sits on the glass black. Half a finger of tan/off-white color head on the pour. Weird seeing this amount of active carbonation in the glass with such a dark colored beer.

Smell: Coffee, oats, and airy honey on the front. The oats continue to open up and be felt throughout, while adding a molasses sweetness on the body. The effervescence of this beer is truly unique, has the coffee and molasses notes with some lighter pils malt accents.

Taste: The front is grains, oats, and some earthy honey. A potent body of dark malts, chocolate, and sticky molasses. The dry grainy body is an unexpected but welcome touch. Molasses and honey smoothes out the finish as the oats continue to open up and come in waves over the palate.

Mouthfeel: Where to start here... Easy front yields to a darker complex body. It then comes full circle and evens out on the finish, creating a very drinkable beer.

Overall: So Off Color Brewing defines this as a beer that is based on the obscure style, a Kottbusser which is a dark honey ale. I love the vision and inspiration these guys have and I really enjoyed the beers they have produced so far. If you want something different, these are your guys.

KFBR392, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of maxcoinage
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Bottle with no discernable date into shaker pint. 2 finger head took time to settle very dark brown with some ruby hue

S - Roasty, oats

T - Sweet malts, some honey, chocolate slight bitterness

M - medium carb, nice body, creamy, smooth

O - enjoyable brew esp when I want something roasty but not so much a porter or stout

maxcoinage, Jun 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Shandycan, Jun 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

KingMe, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Knoxrb12, May 29, 2014
Photo of JayQue
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A light, refreshing malty beer. Pours a medium dark brown color with a small light tan head into a pint glass. Head retention is average and lacing is minimal.

Aroma is sweet malt with a little chocolate and honey.

Taste is more robust and varied. There is a roasted malt presence along with some chocolate. The honey and molases are apparent as well. There is sweetness that does not taste like caramel malt. The honey and molasses provide the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp.

Overall a very pleasant summertime beer with a variety of flavors.

JayQue, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

acurtis, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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GTB, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

GOBLIN, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

RMelyon, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

oldmankoch, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

skaboom420, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NJBeer265, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

brother_kenneth, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

StonedTrippin, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

mjohnson17, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jbaker67, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

craft_shannie, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

hooliasimons, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BostonBaked, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

patrick802, May 12, 2014
Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.