Scurry | Off Color Brewing

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644 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:
644
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
101
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 644 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of EuellGophar
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

What else goes with barbecue ribs?

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Photo of Paincane
3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Mahogany hued with short-lived tan head.
S: Nose includes coffee, roasty malt & molasses.
T: Bread, brown sugar, honey & coffee notes are among its flavors.
M: Smooth balanced brew with easy drinkability and a dry finish.
O: Good Altbier that is well worth tasting.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.04/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of hopley
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Something didn't work for me with this beer - way too much carbonation with a head that settled awkwardly and uneven on top of the beer with big symmetrical bubbles. It had a soapy smell and bubbly taste on account of the carbonation. It got slightly better after it settled and warmed slightly - the honey and molasses taste came out a bit that made me think it tasted more like a bubbly Scotch Ale. I wouldn't buy this one again, but wouldn't write it off entirely as perhaps I got a bad bottle - I've liked the other Off Color beers I've tried.

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Photo of nmier91
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of martinfletwood
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Overall a decent beer. Nothing fancy, nothing bad. I didn't really taste much "honey" or "molasses", but I'm no expert either. I would drink it again, but wouldn't go looking for it.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is dark brown with red edges and a fizzy tan head. Nose is mostly molasses and notes of coffee bean and roast. Taste is more sticky molasses and strong roasted malt notes. Some cooked brown sugar through a finish that thins a bit. Medium body with assertive carbonation thinning in the finish.

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

Photo of Tone
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a black color. One inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of yeast, and wood. Fits the style of an Altbier. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of yeast, slight pale malt, and wood. Overall, poor appearance, high carbonation, and decent body and aroma.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of avalon07
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a cylinder glass. Had a medium brown color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: An OK aroma of malt and a sugary component, but not much else. A little subdued.

T: Tasted of malt and molasses, but the advertised honey didn't really shine through. A lot of German-style beers don't always seem to have a great deal of complexity (a very broad statement), and this one seems to be no exception. Kind of bland.

M: A lot of carbonation with a sharp, crisp, and dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not necessarily a bad beer, but definitely a forgettable one. Still, somewhat drinkable.

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Photo of ben_jammin
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of pheelingIt
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Molson2000
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 CaptureTHEraptor
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

KHad in a bottle poured into a Troegs Chalice.
A-Dark brown. Little head that dissipates quickly.
S- brown sugar, bread, hint of chocolate
T-very bland, hint of brown sugar, black berry, and banna.
MF- tingly like bottles soda on the roof of your mouth
Overall, it was okay. Wasn't impressed. It taste like it's going to be amazing in the beginning and then just falls off into blandness.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer was difficult to rate. It did not have any head, so it was ugly, it had a slight sour smell, which I hate and the taste was non-descript. Pretty bland actually. However it was not a bad tasting beer. It was slightly sweet and thats about it. I mean it was a dark beer but really did not taste dark. Good dark beer for a intro to non dark drinkers. or those who are scared of dark beers.

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Photo of RyanAU
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of mmilyko
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of KirkFrancis
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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