15 Feet | Off Color Brewing

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45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brew this beer with 100% applewood smoked wheat to drink during brew days. Small so we can drink all day, but alluring enough to hold our attention. The only problem is no one makes applewood smoked wheat malt so we have to smoke it ourselves...which lengthens our brew day...so we need more beer. It's a vicious cycle of spicy hops punctuating sweet, ephemeral applewood smoke. And if you don't want to drink it, fine. We'll drink it all ourselves.

Added by MasterSki on 09-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
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4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage; drank 10/17/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque pale yellow appearance.

Nice bright white head; strong lace.

Smoked bacon & sweet apple notes in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Smoke, bacon & sweet apple flavors up front; pepper bite on the finish. Interesting, but the smoke really dominates this.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gory4d
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. A new one from Off Color Brewing, this one a self-proclaimed "Polish Style Grodziskie" 3.50% abv listed. 'Applewood smoked weisse beer'. 'Malts: Applewood smoked wheat. Hops: Nugget, Sorachi Ace. Requisite ingredients: Water'.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a pale yellow body, steady streams of slow rising carbonation. A light airy appearance with about two fingers of soft fluffy white head with excellent staying power. Excellent fluffy lacing left behind.

S - Huge liquid smoke aromatics. The Applewood smoked wheat comes through ridiculously well. Soft muddled notes of crisp citrus & wheat in the background. Muted notes of tartness / yeast, but the authentic applewood smoked wheat dominates.

T - Taste follows the nose: soft muddled citrus and crisp wheat, but the authentic liquidy Applewood smoke dominates. As others have noted, incredible depth of flavor for such a low abv beer. Crisp notes of apple / cider & wheat emerge further as the beer warms toward room temp.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Light-bodied and extremely easy-drinking. Some residual smoke flavor left behind obviously.

Overall, an excellently hand-crafted stab at the style. One of the lightest and most sessionable, flavorful takes on a smoked beer in any style, from any brewery, that I have tried. Highly recommended.

Off Color Brewing 15 Feet -----4/5.

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4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Polish-style Grodziskie.
Pale hazy gold, soapy lacing, patchy surface skim.
Nice applewood smoke aroma as it sits in the glass, not too overpowering. Minerally twang of wheat.

Taste is tart with a hint of smoke and floral lemony tea notes of Sorachi Ace. Carbonation is coarse and rapid, gives it a harsh soda feel momentarily, somewhat overcharged. Scrubs the palate, makes a good pairing with cheese and charcuterie. Overall it's an interesting beer, a successful revival of an obscure style. The high carb level was a little distracting though.

Review #4000

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3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bit murkish tan/brown. Smells exactly like a kielbasa, which would have been incredibly odd had I not had anything from Aecht Schlenkerla before. Still pretty strange, the flavor was very much like kielbasa without the salt, little bit of wheat base. Probably do pretty well alongside some food.

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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Incredible stuff. Sessionable as hell, with glorious notes of vivid applewood and concomitant mellow smoke. The wheat keeps it light and drinkable, accentuating the beer's impressive subtlety.

Stellar work from Off Color, and a beer I'd buy by the 12 pack if I could. For my money, perhaps in the top 5 of American-brewed smoked beers. A must-try, with mind boggling depth of flavour and nuance at such a modest ABV.

Low B

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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15 Feet from Off Color Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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