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10 Degrees Below | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
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
Ranking:
#40,003
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
139
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.42/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an almost opaque murky brown with a 1/2 inch khaki head that fades to an oily film. Small dots of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, cocoa, and some cinnamon spice notes. Taste is surprisingly sour (I think there may be an issue going on with this beer). I am getting some malt, sour fruits, and weird spice flavors on the finish. This beer has a higher level of carbonation which makes the sourness somewhat worse. Overall, this is a pretty bad beer and I am pretty sure that I got a bad bottle.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
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 oberon
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iam drinking to the end of the Rich Rodriguez era..here here!Poured a hazed deeper russet color with one finger clingy beige head,nice retention.Aromas are pretty light,I picked up some clove-like spice mainly,maybe a little toasted wheat.Flavors are pretty light for the style as well,cocoa flavors were what stuck out most,light clove,even lighter banana.A pretty full mouthfeel and the alcohol is pretty well hidden for the most part but it lacks any real complexity.

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Photo of mactrail
2.91/5  rDev -17.1%
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 Kegatron
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12/31/10 notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Also some fruit and citrus hops.

t - Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and coffee.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy.

d - A nice weizenbock. Would try again.

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Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jwc215
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
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 Duff27
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Very thin, quickly dissipating white head atop a dark brown bier. Some noticeable effervescence if you look closely. No lacing.

S- Licorice.

T- Very dopplebock-esque. Molasses, licorice. Nice flavor.

M- Pleasant. Slightly syrupy.

D/O- This doesn't taste too bad and the mouthfeel is well-received by my mouth. Unfortunately the appearance seems to be the major downfall of this beer, to me anyways. Glad to have tried it, would have another down the line.

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Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It wasn't 10 Degrees Below when I drank this, perhaps 10 Degrees Celsius above. A full 22 ounces to drink. On to the beer:

Very dark brown and almost black in color, topped with half an inch of head and decent lacing.
The aroma starts off like a winter warmer; solid toastiness upfront, fennel, a note of licorice, allspice, molasses. Surprisingly complex is the aroma.

The taste is acceptable, even if it doesn't equal the quality of the aroma. Flavors include figs, plum, a vague toastiness, and molasses. The alcohol hides itself well, but despite its size, I was hoping for a fuller mouthfeel.

One of many ways to be happy during the colder season is to drink this winter warmer. It's....hold on....it's a weizenbock? I wouldn't have suspected.

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Photo of Derek
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Supposedly an Imperial Weizen bock.

A: Deep amber/copper with an off-white head, some retention & lace.

S: Big bubblegum fruitiness, with some grassy & floral hops. Intriguing but different.

T: Very fruity and hoppy. Lots of bubblegum, banana and mango along with grassy, floral and slightly steelie hopping. Underlying sweet maltiness (caramel, sponge toffee, hints of bread).

M: Moderate body is smooth with a slight residual sweetness.

D: I really liked their Weizen bock, I though the hopping in this just seemed weird.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark brown with a medium off-white head, no lace.

S: Winter spice, cookies, cinnamon, light banana bread.

T: Heavy cinnamon early on with notes of cherries. Christmas cookies for sure, quite tasty.

M: Medium to full-bodied, fairly creamy though with a thin overall body.

O: The spice character is really nice here. Don't count on a weizenbock in the traditional sense. This is a big American style dark wheat beer with some heavy spice flavour. Drink it as a winter beer and you'll like it.

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Photo of RBorsato
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 139 ratings
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