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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

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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Ratings: 366 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ThatsThatDude
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ThatsThatDude, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

elkinbrown, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rcjennings, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Jenebauer, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

SchusterD, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

threedaggers, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

smithj4, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

paulish, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Fcolle2
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours dark brown in color with a slight mahogany hue. Head is this light tan izzy and dissipates quickly. Smell is malt forward with aromas of roasted cracker malt honey and a light fig aroma. Taste follows the nose with cracker malt and a very faint smokey flavor before some honey, molasses and very mild sweetness finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied smooth creamy with moderate to mild carbonation.

Fcolle2, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

zeff80, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of ChrisKayler
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of matjack85
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL., making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date. While BA lists this as an altbier, the company website says this is actually an obscure German style known as Kottbusser. I looked up what a Kottbusser brew is and it says it's an old German style that uses 30% wheat malt and adds small amounts of honey, molasses, and unmalted oats to it. Those are the exact ingredients in this beer, so I guess it is actually more correct to call this a Kottbusser rather than an alt.

The beer poured a dark brown color, but it gave off lots of purple highlights when I held it to the light. 1-finger tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing, so I didn't score it that high in appearance.

The beer smelled mostly like chocolate with molasses and honey underneath.

Chocolatey flavor with some roasted malt and wheat in it as well. Not as sweet as you would expect from a beer made with chocolate malt, molasses, and honey in it, but while you can taste the chocolate, the honey and molasses are barely noticeable, so it's not really that sweet. At just 18 IBUs the bitterness is low, but at least you can tell there are some hops in here.

The addition of flaked oats makes for a smooth and creamy mouthfeel to go along with the light to medium body and low carbonation.

It's very easy to drink but can't say that it wowed me over. Still nice to try a new style I never heard of before.

matjack85, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Flippengruven
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%

Flippengruven, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with all kinds of hues. There's brick red, dark brown sugar and light golds, even orange. Scant head of khaki foam that fell fast. Brilliant clarity. Nose is a bit of oats.Smells like steel cut oats. Malty and some light airy chocolate. Taste is malty and and rich. It's like a thin sheet of malt in the drink that's crisp and dry but also has a bit of depth. It has a molasses undertone that is not very prominent but seems to combine almost seamlessly with the oats. Those oats lend a dryness and creaminess to this beer. The chocolate is light and meets a faint dab of honey. There is a nutty flavor. The body is a bit thinnish even though it drinks with a full flavor. It is a touch sticky in the mouthfeel and to me it tastes like some kind of brittle.

This beer is wonderful it the fact that all it's flavors are understated and because it does not mow down your palate with heavy sticky honey or molasses. It's earthy and has the brilliant expanse of a malt that has not been allowed to become too deep for it's own good. The malt is lovely and smooth with a bit of shy grainy texture to let you know there is something forceful in this beer.

I loved this and it's my favorite so far from this brewer.

utopiajane, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

DarthGuitarHero, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

ajdemma, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

coz, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Meb3, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

DaftPatrick, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I appreciate tenderbranson69 sharing this, enjoyed chilled in a can shaped glass.

The color is dark brown like toffee with quick collapsing head, bead ring revives when swirled. The smell is strong and malty with sweet honey-like scent and light caramel in the aroma with with subtle woody tinge. Medium bodied feel with gentle sweetness and moderate carbonation with mild toasted grain texture with slight tangy yeast with semi-dry finish.

The taste is very good with malt flavor and slight molasses earthiness with sweet flavor and mild herbal flavor of hops with gentle earthy and dry yeast with a mild toffee-like semi sweet finish. Overall I consider this pretty good for the style a little on the sweet side but enjoyable all the way through

Slatetank, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Dr_Fox, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown color, this beer looks a lot like cola both in the color and the bubbling near-effervescence. The off-white head spritzes down quickly, and it looks more soda-like as the edges lighten and thin. There's not much lace, but a little.
There's a mingling of tangy and sweet on the nose, toasty and nutty in a particular way, with an unusual note I can only think of as grist. There's a slight dry bitterness, too.
The flavor brings a bit more roast, downright toasty in the middle, with strong notes of dry and soft malts and grains. There are fruity esters throughout, a little leafy bitterness that seems almost woody as it dries, and a finish of baker's chocolate.
The body is just short of effervescent and rests on the border of light and medium. It's starts off with the promise of a bigger body, sweetness, maybe even creaminess, but dries out (which is nice) and still keeps some smoothness. It does go a little thinner than the style calls for, but all in all it's good stuff.

Brenden, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

KAF, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

JasonTaverner, Aug 06, 2014
Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.