Scurry | Off Color Brewing

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642 Ratings
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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:
642
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
100
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Ratings: 642 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of MasterRigger
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 13tido
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrankShirley
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvghost
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petmoo23
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keithmurray
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark brown body with tan head

Smell - honey, molasses, caramel and toffee

Taste - molasses, honey, caramel, toffee, hint of rye/salt on the back end

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweetness upfront from the honey, molasses and a tad salty on the back end

Overall - decent beverage overall that drinks heavier than its ABV

Price point - $5.59/12 oz single

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Photo of SortaAmbivalent
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcorn
2.71/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yuck! Hate this. Strange mouthfeel.

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Photo of BSEDS
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T-34-85
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty, ruby brown body, fizzy head that fades entirely. Oat, caramel, and faint chocolate on the nose, but are weak. Honey and molasses do come through on the palate yet the beer remains dry. Faint vanilla. Malt. Good lasting finish for how light the flavors are. Overly carbonated, light bodied.
There is an elegance to the balance, understatement, and mildness of this one, but on the whole there isn't much compelling (IMO of course).

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Photo of ABSOLUTENUT
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Way too much carbonation. Great if you like belching.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up this beer over at Whole Foods on Houston St in New York City a few weeks back, having never had this before nor anything from Off Color. The description of this beer made it seem more complex than it was in actuality but it turned out to be so easy to drink, a great representation of the style, and nuanced enough to savor from start to finish!

Nice brown pour to this with a moderate head, thin feel, and just a bit of carbonation that remained along the top of the liquid once the foam settled down. Little bit of molasses and brown sugar in the nose with more of the former in the taste to accompany the honey. Thin, slick, and somewhat sweet, everything was subtle with this and thankfully, there wasn't any caramel to make this sticky. The malt was a bit roasted and there were some underlying hints of dark fruit here as well but overall, there wasn't anything in particular that stuck out to to me when it came to the flavors.

The alcohol was right where it should have been and had I picked up more than one bottle, I would have had another immediately afterwards. Altbiers aren't that common but after having this, I wish that more brewers would give them a go. They're a great choice for this time of the year and this was a good example of how something doesn't have to be strong, boozy, hoppy, or overdone to be enjoyable. A hint of lingering, cloying chewiness kept me wanting more and isn't that what a good beer should make one want?

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsf14
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ta_hagen
4.83/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lucky_rodent
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no date

appears a dark brown, almost black, thick off-white head. nice mild aroma of molasses, bread, a little herbal. taste is slightly sweet, but not too much. easy drinking, but flavorful. thin to medium bodied.

overall, an interesting beer - glad I tried.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scurry from Off Color Brewing
3.69 out of 5 based on 642 ratings.
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