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RATINGS: 1326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2002
didn’t really think of it as a lager. smooth, caramel. not boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2527) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 A very good beer. Went down smooth with a pleasing aftertaste. Rerated this 9 years later. Not as impressed. average

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 23, 2002
A rich carmel colored with a fine milky carmel aroma. Well-balanced, nice springy hops. Soft in the mouth with medium effervescence. I like this brewery.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2001
A suprisingly good lager with a ’tangy’ taste to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2001
Dark amber; aroma of candied fruits, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, pears; sweet palate shows more candy, peaches, slight woody notes, Belgian specialty malts (like biscuit and maybe a tiny bit of Special B - anyone else get this or I am just wishing?)...anyway back to the point. This is a sweet, soft (creamy even), complex beer that shows more ’steam’ characteristics than Anchor does.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
screigh (459) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2001
Has a slight fruit/spice smell to it. Goes down smooth with a constant change of flavor and teriffic body. NICE!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 19, 2001
Apparently, Flying Dog can’t label this beer correctly because a certain San Francisco brewery might get a little ’steamed’.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
maveric791199 (3) - inyourmouth, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2001 does not count
Probably the nastyest beer I have ever drank

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elladan99 (14) - USA - OCT 5, 2001
One of the few good American beers. When I got my first bottle from a neighbor, it took some time to make myself try it because of the scary looks and not knowing anything about it, including the price. But when I tried it, I actually liked it and bought a six pack following weekend. I would not call it a real lager, though, since it has a very ’alish’ charachter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2001
Nice malty lager. An excellent brew.


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