Scurry | Off Color Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
offcolorbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Just cause it's dark and German doesn't mean it's an alt. Based on the obscure Kottbusser style of beer, this surprisingly dry beer retains all the aroma and nuance of honey (from bees) and molasses (not from bees) creating a perception of sweetness through cool, controlled fermentation. Because we're sweet enough damn it.

18 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 05-31-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
644
Reviews:
111
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
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13
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101
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0
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Pours dark copper ruby with thick beige head well retained, smells of molasses and honey with a minerally bright roastiness, tastes of brilliant chocolatey roastiness moves to molasses with bright bitterness accentuated by the carbonation, lasting finish with reminiscences of honey.

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Poured vigorously into a clear solo cup (I know, I know...)
Never had a Kottbusser before, so here goes -

A: Minimal toffee-colored head dissipates quickly. Not much retention. This stuff is pretty opaque, reminds me of diner coffee.

S: Honey, caramel, dark multigrain bread. Something else too, maybe dates, not sure.

T: Much like the nose. Honey, caramel, definitely the multigrain bread, cola & a pleasant yeasty note on the finish. Imagine a Baltic porter crossed with an Alt & you're not too far off.

M: Carbonation is lower than what I would typically like, but it works here. What I love is that despite all of its dark-beer qualities, this brew is stunningly light on the palate. I could drink six of these back-to-back & not feel like I've just had a meal.

O: I'm impressed. The flavors all play nicely together, this beer is just well designed & executed. No surprise coming from Off-Color.

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Scurry from Off Color Brewing
3.69 out of 5 based on 644 ratings.
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