Oscura | Furthermore Beer

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3.82/5
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221 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States
furthermorebeer.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerBelcher on 08-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,297
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
221
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of Beginner2
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting.
Interesting style. Anchor Steam has ten times as many "Hads" as the #2 and twenty times Oscura at #4.
Interesting brewery in a cultural center in a very small town in the middle of little (70 miles west of Madison, yet has Frank Lloyd Wright's main home/studio and a world class classical repertory theater.)
Interesting beer with the coffee addition that calms the carbonation and boosts the mildly flavored style. I will have Oscura again.

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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.94/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlarmClock314
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smbslt
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale golden color with off-white head. Not much coffee on the nose, a little green bell pepper though; follows onto the palate. Lingering malt on the finish.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Brilliant deep amber to light brown, ¼” lacy off white foam collar.
S: Fresh grain, coffee, pale malt aromas – not a lot of hops.
T: Grainy malt flavors with some light coffee and roast barley a little chocolate, some light roasted malt, along with the coffee – more dry than sweet, not a lot of hops.
F: Very creamy texture just shy of a medium body, medium carbonation.
O: The coffee comes across a little different in a lighter beer – it is not competing with the roast malt flavors so it is a little less like espresso.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.25/5  rDev -67.3%

Aroma is of nuts, caramel, toast, and mild smoke. It's the only good point to this beer. Pours deep gold with no head or lacing. Flavor has a faint caramel note in the background. The rest is old, used coffee grounds to the point of being overwhelming. A totally different coffee flavor than can be found in stouts. Light-medium mouthfeel with coffee ground finish. Supposedly it's a California Common style beer, it's nowhere close to the prototype Anchor Steam. Not recommended.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of SierraJosh
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Knoxrb12
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brandon_R
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Oscura from Furthermore Beer
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 221 ratings