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
Ranking:
#35,613
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
655
pDev:
11.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 655 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of LeftHanded666
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jvanve02
4.7/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.32/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottled on 19 May 16

Pours dark reddish-brown with a quickly dissolving frothy khaki colored foam head. Smells like roasty toasted malts, chocolate, dark nutty coffee, plum, cherry, fig, apple, pear, some honey, molasses, oat, vanilla, mild spice, with woody earthy herbal grass. Tastes like roasty toasted malts, chocolate, dark nutty coffee, pear, apple, plum, cherry, fig, some honey, molasses, oat, vanilla, mild spice, with woody earthy herbal grass. Feels light-medium bodied, crisp with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice brew.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a hazelnut hue with a one finger, cream colored head.

Smell: Fresh ground coffee, roasted chocolate malt, molasses. Notes of fudge and toasted bread.

Taste: Flavors of bittersweet dark chocolate, coffee, chocolate wafers and burnt toast upfront. Molasses is prominent but not overpowering. An understated and creamy oatmeal flavor lingers on the finish with more notes of smokey toasted malt and nuts.

Feel: Crisp. Medium body, light carbonation. Bittersweet and roasty, but not taxingly so on the palate.

Overall: Very refreshing with lots of roasted chocolate malt and nutty, smokey flavor. I very much enjoyed this.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a stange glass. Bottled May 19th 2016.

Deep mahogany dark brown body color, with some good amount of cola sized carbonation. Head is quite foamy, manages a good easy three finger height, but has snapping carbonation and soapy quick dissolve. Light tan, and leaving a bubbly cola like collar and looking brew.

Very different aroma. Quite a noticeable honey accent on the nose with some dark malts that get towards a nutty tone. Sticky sensing, a big hint of brown sugar sweetness as well.

Wet bodied mouthfeel, with a lot of snapping carbonation and gas flavors on first sip. Honey like sweetness with a sharp dryness reminscent of an altbier in the mid palate. Parched cola gas, with a touch of acrid grain and bitterness on the finish as well.

There is an alt hiding in here somewhere but it's loaded down with odd flavors, really bad carbonation, and a mix that doesn't really do anything that positive.

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Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SaltofOH
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Date code across the front of the bottle, just below the label, think it's 085/16. What is that, March 25? Damn. DFH Tulip.

A: pours a dark brown, nearly black. Light penetrates, but only barely. Not much carb visible. One finger of bubbly khaki head faded quickly to a thin ring around the edge. No lacing to speak of. It's not much to look at.

S: very lagery, sort of sweet and grainy with a definite roasted component. Smells like a mild porter.

T: arrives with a slight twang of molasses, but the overriding initial sensation is indeed very light and lager like. Across the middle is where this turns incredibly complex: sweet cereal grain, toasted rye bread, honey, molasses, licorice, roasted barley. I don't really get coffee or cocoa here- but there is a distinct dark roasted barley grain aspect. Molasses is not overpowering, which is a good thing.

M: heavier side of lightweight, quite attenuated, very well carbonated, but not excessively so. Feels like a lager, which I love.

O: It's raining out, so I felt like having a darker beer. But it's above 80, so I didn't want a heavy malt bomb. This was the perfect choice. Tastes like a schwarzbier. Roasty and clean, without being too sweet. Great black beer for summertime. Would buy a sixer if I lived in Chicago, and will try again next time I visit.

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Photo of grittybrews
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying this on-tap at a bar called BlackFinn Ameripub that's up the street from my hotel in Chicago. Served in a standard pint glass, this beer draws a clear, dark brown color with some deep ruby highlights around the edges when held up to the light. Has a whitehead that's about an inch thick when first poured that settles eventually to a fairly thin ring lining the inside of the glass. Barely any lacing at all to speak of here. Aromas of roasted caramel malt sweetness and some honey to be sure. Not much else really. Not really discernible hop presence here. Tastewise this baby has a boatload of roasted caramel malt sweetness along with strong hints of honey and molasses. No discernible hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness really. But that's not really unexpected with this style of course. The honey and molasses to add an extra layer of sweetness that I don't think I've ever had in this style of beer before, and it works well here. Has a slightly crisp, mainly smooth, slightly sticky medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the good way.

Eric

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Photo of Commandophile
4.64/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snowmageddon
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrKarl
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of epyon396
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Freeman132
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcf5ve
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scurry from Off Color Brewing
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 655 ratings