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RATINGS: 1324   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
poured into pint glass a: light amber color with decent head. s: malt and carmel, hint of flower t: malt, grass, flower, nice bitterness m&d: Medium bodied, Easy to drink due to nice amount of carbonation. Ok to have a few with out any problems


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-1-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours an amber brew with red highlights showing through. Upon pouring there is a two finger off-white head that fades rather fast. Upon fading it leave a light amount of lacing and a persistent film on the top of the brew. Smell – A strong sweet smell of caramel and molasses are mixed with some fruit aromas of orange and apple. The overall sweet aroma has notes of roasted malt and a light biscuit smell. It has quite a wonderful smell. Taste – The taste begins with sweeter and breadier tastes. The sweet are mainly caramel in nature with the bready taste being of a lightly toasted flavor. As the taste advances more sweetness comes to the tongue. Flavors of the light fruits detected in the nose (apple and a little bit of orange) come to the tongue. These sweet flavors linger on to the end of the taste, but are balanced out by an upsurge of roasted flavors that come at the finish of the taste. Some lightly bitter hop flavors of an earthy and floral nature work their way into the taste at the end as well and with the rest of the flavors leave a nicely hopped sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both the body and carbonation suit the sweet and lightly hopped and roasted flavors nicely and maintain the brew as an easy drinker. Overall –A nice blend of roast, sweet and hop make this beer a good easy drinker with a nice smooth flavor and taste transitions. Rather tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Melon fruit and malt aromas. Rich amber colour with nice head. Rich toffee malt flavours with a smooth slightly bitter finish. Medium to heavy body with low to medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ketail (81) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (215) - 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.

3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eberndt (174) - - JUL 13, 2014
Drank from bottle. Not a bad lager. Nothing too complex here, just straight toward good beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yy0pp (495) - - JUN 27, 2014
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2.5
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
venom666 (332) - Alicante, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (947) - Rockaway Park, New York, 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.


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