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Scurry - Off Color Brewing

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83
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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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Ratings: 366 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ericlawton007, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Kaveman, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

jmbot4371, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

CTJman, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

PHBoiler, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

C2H5, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of vande
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

vande, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

thegerm87, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

scottwurst, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

David_G, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%

Pours a two finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Deep brown opaque color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Not much of a nose maybe some honey and flavor is mild malts and hints of honey. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Flippengruven
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%

Flippengruven, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Twisted Spoke.

Where else could Bachelor Party-Palooza 2013 end but Smut-n-Eggs at Twisted Spoke? Might as well indulge in some tempura-fried bacon and a Kottbusser. This stuff pours a slightly-murky sienna topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises dry barley, mixed nuts, dried maple syrup, and a hint of oatmeal-raisin cookie. The taste brings in more of the same, though things are dominated by a toasty syrup-coated nut flavor that doesn't sit all that well with my tastebuds. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta slick feel. Overall, I wasn't the biggest fan of this beer. It was nice to try a style that's nearly extinct, but this one just tasted a bit too strange for me. Still, a solid way to end a crazy night...

TMoney2591, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of memphischas
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%

memphischas, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of popery
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep brown with a few shades of maroon mixed in. It looks pretty clear but it's hard to tell due to the relatively dark color. Small head, beige. It's really just a smattering of bubbles and even those fade away after a minutes. The aroma has a grapey malt sweetness to it. Some deeper sweetness, molasses and caramel, is also fairly strong. Maybe, a touch of honey, but that's always hard to find in beer. Fairly nutty. Mild cocoa. I'd bet the molasses contributed a good bit of color because there isn't a ton of darker malt flavor. It's definitely more toasty, and lightly so at that, than roasty. The taste is similar, though there's a piney hop note and almost cinnamon-y spice flavor. Mild mint, too. It's fairly sweet, almost cloying for a ~5% abv beer. The mouthfeel is fairly full. Those oats give it some body. It's actually more altbier-ish than I'd expected. Regardless, it's tasty enough and they packed in a good amount of flavor for the abv, but it's just not all that enjoyable. A bit too much sweetness without really committing to that idea.

popery, Apr 11, 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%

alienlifeforcecube, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BurdockBoy, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

navband, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

sgttibbs, Sep 22, 2014
Scurry from Off Color Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.