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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ideal for the Lager drinker who prefers amber beers, the "Scratch" is a smooth, malt-accentuated lager. Brewed in the "Steam-Style" tradition, scratch is a so-called hybrid beer that is fermented at medium temperatures to develop some ale and lager characteristics.
Ingredients: Water; Malted barley; Malted wheat; Hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Decent Ale. Moderately malty nose with some light hopps. complex in character, with a noticable malty sweatness with a blend of hoppy bitterness. Hints of brown sugar, fruit. Worth a retry.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 3, 2003
nice caramel, copper flavor. Good taste but a different finish than I'm used to. It's too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Orange-amber color. Nice head and decent carbonation. Visible particulates present. Aroma of caramel malts, clove spice, and vanilla. Initial flavor is somewhat stale and cardboard tasting, a consistent problem with the same variety pack from this brewer. However, the distributor indicated that the pack was delivered the day that I bought it. Go figure. Otherwise, flavor includes warm malt sweetness and a nice balance of moderate bitterness. Has the qualities of an English bitter. Very smooth palate.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1517) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2003
no better way to describe its color than by its name..amber. no head to speak of, aroma is pretty malty...caramel and bread, but with a little citrusy hoppiness lingering in the background. hops are the first thing i notice in the flavor which moves into this caramel thing. there are quite a few things going on in this beer, which is interesting, but not much stands out..is it a lager? is it an ale? who is john galt?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Nice bark ruby brown color. Aroma of malt, mild hops, and I get roasted peanuts in there too(?). I guess a comparison to Anchor is inevitable given the style, and on that I'll say that this lacks some of the bite of Anchor but has a sweeter smoother finish. Not bad, I'll try it again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Amber to brown color with a bubbly dark cream colored head. A simple sugar aroma coupled with a light floral hops. Light fruit (pear) and sugary malt flavors. A mildly fizzy feel. I notice a mild kraut aroma as it warms. Another amber that does nothing for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Caramel colored with adequate head that sticks around briefly. Nice lacing on glass. Malty aroma followed by a malty flavor. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Reminded me alot of Anchor Steam, but unique in its own way. Quite easy to drink, nothing complex, just an average amber ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Red in color, sweet in nose and pallate, could drink many. Another Dad send because he liked the label...yikes

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3760) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Redish amber color with little to no head. Thin sweetness with some nice bitterness. Not very interesting but easy drinking. And I do not like these labels at all.


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