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Cedar Creek Scruffy’s Smoked Alt



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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Gather ‘round all ye young ‘uns, all ye boozers and freaks, let me tell you the story of one Scruffy McGee. T’was an alt-brewin’ fella, a real sun of a gun, but he whips up the finest alts under the sun. Smoked to perfection, a real powerful blend. S’what made his name a Cedar Creek legend. But drink this in scruples, ye lads and ye lasses, or, like Scruffy, you’ll fall down drunk, right on your asses.”

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cnesta (21) - grand prairie, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Not as smokey as I expected but seems to be a good example of a German alt beer. Great smokey aroma. Medium bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Can. Pours golden amber with a white head. Sweet and lightly smoked malts, low bitterness, toffee, and a moderate smoked malty finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2736) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey amber hue, with a presentable layer of off white head foam that gradually reduced to a creamy film and thick ring, leaving spots & streaks of lacing on the glass. The nose was malt & light grain, a touch of caramel, leather, and smoke. Light to medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the aroma, but a bit washed out texture-wise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a mildly hazy amber color with a small one finger off white head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is meaty smokiness but not overpowering. The taste does have the meat smokiness to it but there is some subtle sweet notes hidden in there as well. You also pick up some woodiness which is quite common with this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015

Can 16fl.oz.

[ As Cedar Creek Scruffys Smoked Alt ].
Clear light medium amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, smoke, wood, dark malt notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, smoked. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kaaduce (12) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Nice dark amber color, small head, bad malty smell, bitter flavor with even more in the after flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Deep toffee colored pour. Sizable cream colored head. Some lacing. Aroma of caramel and smoke. Malt as well. Taste is nice smoky malt. Dry finish sh. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2831) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
16 oz. can. Pours a thick, well retained, white head, with extensive lacing, over an amber (SRM 10) body.....nose is light smoke, malts, minimal hops....taste is smoke, light hidden malts, slight sweetness, finishing with minimal hop bitterness.....mouth feel, light of medium body, no alcohol, low carbonation. This is a mildly smoked beer, relatively low in malt complexity. It is a light smoked, not an Alt. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
keith0718 (408) - Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Not a fan. Nice smoke flavor with lingering sweetness, but it gives way to a chemically bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1209) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Hazy dark copper pour with nice off white head. Aroma is light smoke, caramel, spicy and grassy hops. Taste follows the nose with caramel being more prominent than the hops. Subtle smoky flavor. Pretty good stuff.

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