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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 28 | 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 sulldaddy
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a large snifter. I picked this beer up recently due to the interesting label art and appealing ingredient list (honey ,oats and molassess).
the beer pours a clear mahogany color with some garnet highlights on the edges. There is a fizzy beige head of 1 cm that fades rapidly to nothing soon after the pour.
Aroma is a bit of sweet malt with some floral honey notes (clover?) and some brown sugar notes. Overall a sweet nose and no hint of hops or booze.
First sip reveals a light and crisp body with very fizzy carbonation that fills my mouth with bubbles on each sip.
Flavor is malty and sweet as the nose advertised with some caramel and brown sugar mixing together. I also get a little bit of spicyness on the finish that is possibly from the hops, this flavor lingers after each swallow, but isnt robust.
The beer is very easy to drink the honey probably plays a big role in the fizzy carbonation and lighter body. I enjoy the beer and find it an interesting recipe. Worth a shot.

sulldaddy, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Danielr26, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +8.7%

bcm75, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Punisher
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Punisher, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of smcolw
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.

smcolw, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Halfbrother83
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Halfbrother83, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Ohiovania
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Ohiovania, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nrs207, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Johnnyutah713, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

OldTime, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

David_G, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

egrace84, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Griffith, Jul 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Hellpop65, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

hooliganlife, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jaywes754, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

klipper, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

PTEdelman, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.
5.3% ABV, 18 IBUs, 13.5°P

A - Deep ruby mahogany in color, Scurry, despite it's darkness, is still clear. The short ivory head puts the beer's name into action, disappearing rather rapidly.

S - Rich Munich malts bring breadiness straight to the front of the nose, brushed with notes of smooth wheat and chocolate; a milk chocolate truffle perhaps. Clover honey sweetness peeks through with traces of delicious, delicious molasses following behind.

T - Scurry, with all it's ingredients, has a lot going on in the flavor. Big malty breadiness is the showcase of the beer but its chocolate notes stem directly from this, wonderfully blending with honey sweetness and a splash of molasses along the finish.

M - Wheat and flaked oats contribute a beautifully smooth, almost creamy feel to this medium-bodied beer while nearly unnoticeable hops keep everything in check with balance as Scurry finishes with clean balance.

O - Altbiers aren't done a whole lot but Off Color's Scurry is a very nice, unique take on this German style, keeping in line with the malt and hop profile while spicing things up with wheat and flaked oats for a smooth body and honey and molasses for sweetness and a little sumthin' special.

BeerFMAndy, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Savan, Jul 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

BeerEnergy, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Ryanb2765, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

thegerm87, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

alienlifeforcecube, Jun 28, 2014
Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.