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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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340 Ratings
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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 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
Photo of udouche
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%

A - Dark amber with high carbonation and little head.

S - Sweet malts with hints of cola.

T - Great mix of malts, chocolate, and hints of raisin.

M - Light and crisp. Good amount of carbonation racing across the roof of my mouth.

O - Great beer for fall. Easy to drink with low ABV. Too sweet to be sessionable, but one goes down great.

udouche, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

12 oz bottle sealed with silver pressure cap.

poured into SP Wine Stem

Appearance: dark brown to a light black body with a mahogoney hue when held up to light. Thick cap of off white head that drops down to a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: Slightly sweet malts that smell like brown sugar, and caramel with a hint milk chocolate. Malt profile is also toasted, lightly roasty, and nutty. Smells like a malt forward brown ale brewed with brown sugar as a brewing adjunct. Really nice nose on this beer.

Taste: Interestesting....from the nose I would have expected this beer to have a decent amount of sweetness, but its actually leading off with light roast and nuttiness, mild bitterness, and a decent amount of toasted malt. Slightly bready with a hint of caramel. I also taste a decent molasses note and some oats as well. Hint of earthy hops. As the beer warms, it becomes more rich and malty.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low levels of carbonation. Almost moderate carbonation levels, but not enough carbonation to say its moderate. Soft and delicate creamy mouthfeel, that get slightly prickly on the end of each sip. Very smooth drinking beer.

Overall: This is only my second Altbier that I have drank. The other is New Glarus Altbier. I have to say that this is a really good beer style. Its like a sessionable brown ale; flavorful yet very easy drinking. This is honestly my favorite beer that I have tried from Off Color so far. I have had Troublesome and Apex Predator. Its a must try if you like Altbier, I definately prefer Off Color Scurry over New Glarus Alt. I would also recommend this beer to people who like a malty brown ale because this beer will fit into that niche very well.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%

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 mfnmbvp
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. My first beer from Off Color Brewing, out of Chicago. An altbier, not a style I am too familiar with, my third review of an altbier on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Houlihan's pint glass.

A - Pours three big fingers of good fluffy creamy tan head on top of a nice chestnut / ruby colored body with decent clarity and lots of carbonation bubbles rushing topside. Good creamy head retention, almost root beer float like in appearance. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is nice also. Dark grains, chocolate malt, earthy nuttiness, some cream, some dark cherry, honey, graham cracker, & raisins.

T - Taste is pretty nice also. Cream, earth, nuttiness, chocolate malt, wet grains, hint of paperboard, dark cherry, mineral water, & raisins. Honey, molasses, and oats are all distinct when you look for them. Very nicely done, all of the flavors have their own part to play in this mixture. The selected hops lend a very nice earthy character.

M - Very smooth, sweet and creamy, from the honey and the oats, with some dark fruitiness lingering around on the palate. Mostly a very clean, bready finish. Very nicely done.

Overall, I actually really enjoyed this beer, it is definitely something I would seek out again. Very nicely layered and complex, yet still approachable and drinkable. A very nice first beer from Off Color Brewing. I look forward to trying many more.

Off Color Brewing Scurry ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Nov 25, 2013
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

elkinbrown, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Inglewood, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

rrski198, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Hirshi, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

samie85, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

johunnic, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

DerekMorgan, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

harrylee773, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

MonkeyBread, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Hellpop65, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

superdoopersauce, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

TheMole, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

OldTime, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

JMurphy41, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

mlklein27, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Also sampled last night on 9/4/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a small flute glass.

This 'Altbier' (Old beer) style brew pours a deep mahogany in color with some ruby highlights. A very thin off-white is seen. More lacing seen than I did expect after the thin head. Very pleasant aroma of roasted and chocolate malts with a hint of honey and molasses also with more so in the taste. Great taste and goes down very easy. Medium carbonation as well as medium bodied. Overall, a different tasty brew.

BeerWithMike, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

RichH55, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

pawpaw, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

ethanmc12, Dec 05, 2013
Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.