10 Degrees Below | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-17-2006

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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a dark, dark brown colored body.
The aroma is a rich malt, caramel and a little lemon zest.
The taste is malty sweet forward, molasses in the middle and finishes with a mild bitter note.
The texture is a little sticky with low to moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable sipper.

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Photo of kpowledge
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of salinasa
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BVukelich
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber to glass. Great, dark color with a slight ruby hue. Thick, tan head and left lots of lace to decorate the glass. I didn't pick up crisp citrus aroma as listed by the brewer. It was a tad sweet with coffee/bitter aftertaste. Medium viscosity, above average essence of alcohol. I pulled it out of a fridge at 37deg but as it warmed to room temp the flavor and mouthfeel was enhanced. It was a real enjoyable beer. I'll be drinking again, for sure. A bit of discrepancy on style per the brewer's site, this one and RB. Others list as Dunkelweiss/Dunkelweizen.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of TrojanWheels
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of cherche
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
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 fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of canucklehead
4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great winter beer that tastes more like Jubelale than a Weizenbock. I got lots of hops and lots of malt and a very smooth luscious mouthfeel. Everything I wanted in a Winter Warmer. Will need to buy a few of these while they last . Great stuff and a little under the radar

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Photo of wollefdoogylloj
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of DMB
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of RBorsato
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of andy1701
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Satsuma
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of silverking
4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- It pours a cloudy coffee color with tan flecks of yeast throughout. It sports a huge khaki head. Head retention is excellent, and there are loosely formed rings of lace as I drink. The head has a marshmallow-like consistency.

S- Coffee, caramel, toasty malt, vanilla, with a hint of cocoa.

T- It starts with dark coffee, which comes across a bit smokey, and a hint of caramel. Hints of vanilla cut in at times, eventually leading to a finish with mild citrus notes. The roasty, toasty flavours never fully subside, making for a long finish. I think that I detect a mild astringent hop bitterness in the finish as well.

M- Medium bodied, with gentle carbonation. It has a velvety mouthfeel.

O- pretty damn good. I would buy this again.

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Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of sam_bliss
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into pint glass, gotta get myself something skinnier for these wheaty occasions

It pours a rich molasses brown from the bottle and has a rather short caramel latte head. Smells of black cherry chocolate malt with some interesting esters.There's a little bit of alcohol in the nose. The taste hits with bittersweet toasted malt. Some medium-roast coffee beans; dark dried stone fruits; and a hint of roasted nuts add a warm feeling. An inkling of hops, perhaps notes of cedar, play in the background almost like a spice rather than a main ingredient. It's not thick or syrupy like many full-bodied, similarly flavored winter beers. The carbonation is light and the aftertaste is subtle, just a bit of ethanol warmth and bittersweetness. Generally a good winter beer but it brings nothing super original to the table.

I wonder if it's a actually lagered–-I think Weizenbocks are supposed to be bottom-fermented(?) It tastes very similar to many Winter Warmers of the west, particularly Pyramid Snow Cap and New Belgium Snow Day. I would mistake for an ale in an instant, and also would not guess that it is a wheat beer did I not know the style. I'm an ale lover, so if it is a lager then good on ya scuttlebutt.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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