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RATINGS: 1311   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a small head that quickly fades. Aroma is very malty, like a scotch ale. Caramel and biscuit malt with some light hops and fruit. Taste is pretty solid. Goes down real easy with a nice caramel malt flavor. Low complexity but nice. Medium body. Overall, doesn’t seem like a california common only because of the darker malt used. Solid easy to drink beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Amber pour, decent head. Nose is caramel malt. Slightly sweet. Middle is malty and iron. Finish is dry and somewhat flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
A smooth red ale out of flying dog. Has a strong taste and bitte finish. Has a strong alcohol finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber/copper with thin, fizzy beige head. Aroma is caramel and cereal malts, earthy and floral hops, light toast, fig, and stone fruit. Flavor is dry, bready malts with a touch of caramel sweetness, dark fruit esters, and light hop bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (3396) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours amber with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of pale malts and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Pretty bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (552) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
One of the better amber lagers i have had. Metallic malt smell. Body is really nice, thin but good balt flavor. Smooth hop finish that leaves a nice dryness on the palate with out taking to much control. This is a well crafted lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rauchbierlover (580) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 30, 2013
Amber body with small, vanishing, white head. Aroma is slightly nutty, some caramel. Taste is lagerwise, but too hoppy for my european taste. Refreshing, well made, but not my cup of tea

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devman171 (713) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2013
From a bottle, aroma is light roast malt, taste is smooth slight sweetness, good amber style option.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmargu997 (3) - - APR 6, 2013 does not count
Distinct amber color that refreshes the palate with a simple lager style. Provides an accessible drinking experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - MAR 23, 2013
Not my favorite, but I had to try it. It is a well crafted beer, just not my favorite style(s) amber/steam beer. Anyway, it looks great, brown amber color with fluffy head. Aroma is caramel burlap. Taste is Caramelly, malty, hay, bread. Overall good beer for a hybrid style amber, but I didnt love it just because its not my fav. type/style of beer.

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