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:
#35,638
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
655
pDev:
11.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of kkmiller76
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalflood
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black color that is reddish when held up to light. Mild thin head momentarily across the top of the beer, quickly dissipating.

Smell is initially dark roasted malts and molasses with undertones of sweet honey, cherries and oatmeal. Also catch some notes of dark wheat bread.

Taste follows the nose with lots of dark roasted malts coming through followed by notes of molasses, honey, oatmeal raisin cookies and dark bread. Most of the flavor is initially subdued by the carbonation on the tongue, but it really comes through strongly on the finish leaving a very pleasant aftertaste. Nothing in the way of bitterness, but there is certainly some german hops present.

Feel is a bit watery. The flavors are there, and really nice, but there is just a watery feel to it - something that is especially disappointing in a beer brewed with oats - you'd expect a bit more to the mouthfeel. Medium carbonation - I recommend a vigorous pour to counteract some of that carbonation. You get more of the flavors once it settles a bit.

Overall I've never had an Off Color beer I liked - until now. This one was actually quite enjoyable and tasty. They claim it is a Kottbusser - I can't rate this against other Kottbussers but on its own its actually very nice.

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Photo of drstalker
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THoffner
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BYOFB
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spacecake9
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a clear very dark brown color with a small head of very tight bubbles which quickly disappear.
S - Aroma is coffee but not very strong.
T - Flavor is very cola-like. I do not get honey molasses in a way that I can appreciate.
M - Also cola like in the feel of the carbonation in my mouth. Mouth feel is thin.
O - I've had this beer before, and I'm not liking it the second time around either.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of livin4jc
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a 17 oz. beer goblet.

Scurry pours a dark brown with a minimal head that disappears almost immediately. The aroma is roasty with some molasses overtones. The flavor is vaguely similar but overshadowed by the extreme carbonation. The mouthfeel is prickly from carbonation at first before becoming a little smoother as the bubbles fade. Overall, this is a mediocre brew that I would not buy again.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of willrun_4beer
2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ackeeper
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travis875
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trevor11
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have enjoyed other Off Color offerings such as Le Predateur and Troublesome but Scurry really threw me for a loop. Maybe mine was opened significantly after the bottling date (not included) but it tasted very bland with no emphasized characteristics. Nothing came through to me. Then again, I just might no like altbiers.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange. Pretty dark, let's call it ruby. No suds.
Smell has the malt character I prefer, but otherwise no big deal.
In the taste, this beer gets better. More than just the sweetness of the malt and honey blended together, the molasses is a stroke that adds character.
The low IBU seals the deal for me as the aftertaste is... well, let's keep Scurry around.

Overall, you gotta like these guys if you ever visit their website.
"We brew beer. We do other things, too. Just not as well."
This is a great tag.
But not every beer of theirs is as good as this for me... although the handful I've tasted are all interesting.
But, Scurry is one of the few beers I buy by the six-pack.

4/28/16 drank and reviewed. I only corrected my spelling. No change of opinion.
6/16/16. Ditto. Finished the sixer. Hunt this down.
11/26/16. Bought a single bottle. Guys, you may have a QC problem. This bottle produced far more suds and instead of the sugars massaging my palate, the spritz was prickling my tongue. Reduced Feel.
2/17/17 Had another single. Better. But no change in rating.

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Photo of Stakebone
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear dark brown with lot of carbonation. Smells sweet dark malt. The chocolate malt comes thru as do aromas of honey and molasses. Almost smells better than it tastes. The dark malt astringency is something I have a hard time getting over but it's what you get from the crispy malts in this beer and the dark malt flavors are pure, indicative of a well made beer. Tastes very much like eating a small portion of chocolate malt. And yes I've done it more than once. I like this beer. I don't think it's sweet other than in aroma. The purity of the flavors including some roundness from the adjuncts combined with the dryness from the black grains and minimal malt sugars is a great combination. I'm not a huge black/chocolate malt fan, especially the explosion of barrel aged stouts, but this is one I'll go back to. Plus it's a kottbusser style ale. Who knew?

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

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