10 Degrees Below | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-17-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.07%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Satorn
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: The beer pours dark brown with a light brown head.

Smell: The aroma have some maillard products. There are also aromas of roast, wheat, low levels of dark fruit, and a hint of smoke.

Taste: The flavors are highlighted by roast and wheat with a low level of chocolate. There are also flavors of dark fruit.

Feel: It has a moderate feel to it with the roast and chocolate more prominent in the aftertaste. It has a slight alcohol warming effect.

Overall, this is a wheat and roast driven beer with some fruit and other flavors in the background.

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Photo of jwc215
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz. bottle:

Pours brown with a fluffy tan head that leaves spotted trailing lace sticking down the glass.

The smell is of roasted (burnt?) caramel, overripe chocolate-covered bananas, booze-soaked fig.

The taste is of sweet booze, some licorice, fig, steely caramel. Some leafy bitterness comes through in the finish.

A bit fizzy but it holds together.

The taste is a bit harsh. Alcohol shows. Not a great example of the style, and I wasn't too impressed with the beer overall. But, it's still a decent brew, I suppose.

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Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a damn near black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, spices. Taste is nothing like the aroma. Cocoa, smokey, roasted malts. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a bit different for the style, but an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackieKu
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

A: Dark brown. No foam.
S: Coconut. Mildly roasted.
T: Medium roasted flavor. Coconut. Peanut. Medium bitterness. Dry.
M: Medium low body. Creamy.
O: People seems to dislike it because it is not very similar to authentic dunkelweizen or weizenbock. And yes the overall characters are more like dry stouts. However I saw it is a specialty with average quality.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company "10˚ Below"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded but not freshness dated
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

I was confused by "10 Below" when I first poured it. I was expecting a rich and full-bodied winter ale but what I got, although flavorful, was neither rich nor malty. I'd call it medium bodied at best, leaning towards the lighter side of the scale; and nicely chocolatey and fruity with berries, apple, raisin, and some background citrus, but not rich.

Without looking I assumed it was an English-style brown ale/winter warmer (it is 7.4% ABV), and when I found out via their website that it was supposed to be an "Imperial Dunkleweiss" I was quite surprised. Looking at it in that sense I do detect what could be some green banana and a hint of clove, and the gently caramelish and cocoa-like "dunkel" malt is there, but there's also some leafy and earthy hops that certainly don't fit. And less face it, without a solid carbonation it just doesn't cut it as a weizen - this has the mouthfeel of a sparkler-pulled cask ale!

So... how to rate it? I actually like the beer, but I don't think it's really done to style. I'll forgo the style guidelines this time and just go at it hedonistically as Michael Jackson once told me something along the lines of (sorry, he could be really hard to understand at times) "Not every beer is intended to be to style. Until recently there were no "styles", it was just beer".

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Photo of PGVG
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
2.91/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Chuck's 85th St. Market in Seattle. Attractive coppery brown color with plenty of foam in the snifter. Rather flat flavor though the mouthfeel is sudsy. Something buttery in the aroma.

Decent malty sweetness and a dry finish. Mineral and woody taste. Dark and grainy with a burnt cereal note. This has that same dirty hop flavor that seems to run in the family of some breweries. It also leaves a medicinal bitterness that gradually detracts from the drinkability. Dishwater aftertaste.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Chestnut brown color with chocolate hints; head of 2 fingers which diminishes quickly; no lace to speak of

Almost nothing on the nose; maybe some faint malts and twig; slight cocoa.

Flavor is a weird collaboration of cocoa powder, liquid smoke, toasted barley malts, slight bubble gum, and a flavor of antiseptic alcohol. Meh.

The feel is the best part. Creamy, medium bodied, highly carbonated, dry parched w/ cocoa finish.

Personal thoughts : I really like Scuttlebutt as a PNW brewery. This was easily their weakest offering. I’d pass on it again if I were up in the area.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber color into my Sirens pint glass.

Sweet caramel on the nose, raisins.

Taste is sweet. More caramel and raisins. Fair amount of ethanol as well.

Full bodied, heacy mouthfeel, sweet and coats the palate. Medium carbonation, especially after the pilsner I had before this.

Overall this really is a decent beer. I feel like the ethanol level and heat detracts from the beer. If the ethanol was brought into check, I think this could be a really stellar beer. Still worth seeking out though.

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Photo of pianoguy
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. No bottling date info

Pour a dark brown body with a light tan head.Some retention, a bit of lacing

Smell is malt forward with cocoa and something I can only describe as banana taffy

Taste is a boozy sweet malted-milk cocoa, with slightly dry finish.

A smooth, even feel

Overall very tasty. I am not very familiar with this style but I like this beer !

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Photo of ClayO
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elglueckert
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Brief write-up. This is an unusual brew - a very dark weizenbock with a healthy hop profile. However, it lacks ester notes, coming off as a regular dark wheat ale. It's best feature is it's drinkability. Really, though, it's not anything special, and I won't look for it again.

2.94/5: I'm certainly left frigid over this one

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Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.21/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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10 Degrees Below from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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