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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ketail (86) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Goûtée le 7 août 2014 en bouteille, acheté chez un Beer Store après ma visite à la Microbrasserie Flying Dog à Frederick près de Washington. Œil: cuivrée et légère mousse. Arôme: malté/blé, levure. Goût: blé, levure, très légère au goût. Une bière facile à boire. Note: 4/5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (281) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours true amber with light tan head. Aroma primarily malt. Flavor also primarily malt, but with a slight bitter hop finish. Heavier body than expected. It does seem to straddle the difference between a lager and ale. Light for an ale, robust for a lager. It seems to work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Poured with a bright amber color with soft ruby high lights. Over it sat an under performing foam head. About average carbo’s. A decent aroma of caramel malts, Vienna maybe. Hop bouquet seems absent. Flavor was a fairly robust malt bill with a dry finish and a bitter aftertaste. I could detect low levels of diacetyl. Seems to have a medium mouthfeel. A pretty decent beer. I just think they could bring up the flavor a little bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eberndt (234) - - JUL 13, 2014
Drank from bottle. Not a bad lager. Nothing too complex here, just straight toward good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yy0pp (967) - - JUN 27, 2014
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
A straightforward amber lager. Not much in the way of complexity, but not a bad brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
venom666 (589) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
Amber/orange color with red highlights. Malty aroma, woth caramel and hints of chocolate. Malty taste followed by a hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (1149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma of spice, wheat, and earth. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Flavors of cinnamon, pine, root beer, husky grain. Bitter finish. Clean and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Woody in aroma with earth and Treebark. Appearance is Amber and clear with a large persistent off white head. Flavor is Woody earthy with a balanced malt and hops. Slightly dry cleaning finish. Mouth feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapSeattle (8) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
Surprised by the low reviews. Scents of dough and cinnamon. Hint of cinnamon within each sip. Not at all dry, with a strong traditional amber taste and the right amount of hops. Perhaps not the most complex beer, but easy to drink and the right flavor for a simple daily drink.

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