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RATINGS: 1321   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gservo (23) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
my favorite beer of this style, i cant wait to make a home brew of this style, i like this when ever i can get it

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2009
sweet caramel maltiness on the nose. frothy off white head on top of a brown pour. Very sweer for an amber. i like the sweet malty finish on the palate. very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Bottle. Saturday Night in November. 7-ish. Unusually warm out. Getting ready to take date out to nice dinner. A thin, lazy (lacy) head tops a sleek, tasty-looking amber body. It smells faintly of vanilla with a hint of ginger. Full-bodied, sweet, citrus. Kudos to the near perfect balance of sweetness (malts) and bitterness (hops.) Also can taste a hint of woodiness or bark (pun intended!) Even a little bit of pumpkin. Then there's also bonus points for Steadman's impressive artwork!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2000
Had this at a beer tasting, and remember being very impressed since I like very few lagers. Wish I could remember more details, so I plan on grabbing a 6 pack of this for more ’research’.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Excellent. Malty aroma mixed with slight hoppiness. Very balanced malt flavors. Strong caramel flavor. Tastes more like an ale to me and the body is very heavy. Just the way I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LagerLove (65) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Quite tasty with a full hoppy flavor and a smooth body with a welcome bite at the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StanMemTn (52) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Glass pour-my house. A pretty, amber pour. Loads of smooth maltiness that’s pretty well balanced. Leaves you wanting more (in a good way).

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
UPDATED: APR 6, 2012 Pours clear amber with a small, fluffy khaki head. Smells slightly fruity with some toffee characteristics and mild bitterness. Tastes mildly bitter with a smooth malted sweetness underneath. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amer Lager finishes mild, smooth, and soft.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5601) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2002
I swear this smells like sausage pizza, so how could I NOT like it? Nice orange-red hue. Milky to the mouth with a surprising caramel/smoky malt. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Wow, this is a good find. I’ve seen this stuff in my local Vons for many a moon and, perhaps for the rather funk label, I’ve avoided it....BIG, BIG mistake! This stuff is damned good! I love Amber Lagers and this is a delicious one, especially since it is a hybrid and has some ale characteristics as well. Very good.


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