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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Floral aroma, sweet tasting, amber color. Too carbonated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2002
Deep amber, frothy beige head, nice lace. Nose is malt, slightly sweet, as is the front, middle is light, finish is lightly carbonated, dry, fair hop presence, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3191) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2002
This tasted a lot like the the Dunkles I had at Gordon Biersch, but better. Basically typical dark lager flavors with just a little more character, probably coming from the steam-style brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
I was pretty impressed with this beer had a good taste and a nice aftertaste like every beer should have,,,i was suprised with this one i bought the variety pack,,,,so got to go taste em all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Pretty good lager. It reminded me of a less hoppy version of Brooklyn Lager. Ends very smooth and dry, with a slight bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2002
some matly bitterness, nutty and unimpressive. lots of prevelant off flavors. get me out of this brewery

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - MAR 22, 2002
This is an attractive beer - dark amber color. Very faint non-descript nose. Clean malty taste with a moderate bitter component. Smooth round mouth feel with slight butter tones. The paper finish (again from Flying Dog) gets negative points from me. Definitely a new world interpretation of a Vienna lager. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 Nice appearance, with a bright copper color and a frothy head. Smooth with a rich malt bill. Surprisingly complex flavor; caramel-like, toffee sweetness. Toasted aromas. Dry finish, with a little evident alcohol in the back. Some earthy/woodsy/smoky flavors in the back... and some in the aroma. Kept me interested.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2002
Out of the 6 Flying Dog’s I tried tonight, this one has the best label. Typical lager with a somewhat bitter taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2002
An overall average beer with an average, yet pleasant, aroma. It also has an average, yet pleasant flavor, but it finished with the distinct taste of rubbing alcohol. It is a good thing to be average sometimes, but next time, I think I’ll skip that last sip.

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