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15ft - Off Color Brewing

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 21
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 25.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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Off Color Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-03-2013

We brew this beer with 100% applewood smoked wheat to drink during brew days. Small so we can drink all day, but alluring enough to hold our attention. The only problem is no one makes applewood smoked wheat malt so we have to smoke it ourselves...which lengthens our brew day...so we need more beer. It's a vicious cycle of spicy hops punctuating sweet, ephemeral applewood smoke. And if you don't want to drink it, fine. We'll drink it all ourselves.
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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 21
Photo of Duff27
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Big billowy white head on a cloudy dull hay colored body. Spotty lacing throughout.

S- Sweeter smoke, maple.

T- Smoked wheat malts take center stage here. Great taste. Low 3.5% ABV combined with superior flavor makes me what to chug this.

M- Full-bodied mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

D/O- This is something that I would drinking a ton off if always available to me. Well done Off Color!

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Photo of Drank
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really refreshing, with a great smoke flavor. Does not taste like a typical wheat beer, and not just because of the smoke. However, it is delicious and I will definitely buy more.

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Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off, the label art is hilarious. The Off Color brewery mouse filled with Napoleon complex and that Bitches the Cat won't kill is the real reason the Chicago fire happened and he or she or it is 15 feet from stardom dreaming, or is it real?
Another nearly lost historical style that beer evangelists like Randy Mosher, Michael Jackson and Ron Pattinson have written about is being recovered and Americanized by Off Color.

Now to review.
Poured into a perfect pint glass.
Healthy pop upon opening and a hazy straw blond pour with slightly higher carbonation which follows into campfire smoke, some band-aid, and perhaps a slight twinge of Sorachi in the nose.
As their homesmoked malt is the star of the show on the grain bill. This Americanized Grodziskie is all about the smokiness, and should make a nice colder weather drinker for those who appreciate drinking camp fire.
Unlike the brewery mouse. It probably plays really well with the appetizer portion of the menu where you can use it to chase mustards, cured meats, cheese and the like.
Definitely a polarizing beer and one that fits right in with Off Colors m.o.

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15ft from Off Color Brewing
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