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RATINGS: 1345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerRenter76 (654) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Originally rated on 7/22/08. Beer no. 1 out of a 12 pack sampler. Pous a nice deep amber body with lots of carbonation, but a small yellowish head. Aroma was a little nutty, and hints caramel as well. Flavor of roasted malts, nuts and caramel. Decent finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sirmixsomewhat (173) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
I remember drinking this and thinking "Why does this weak ass lager taste like such a hoppy pale ale?" It’s bitter in a way that isn’t enjoyable and it has no fun qualities to make you come back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (640) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2015
BOD 250/15. Pours a clear medium amber that is light garnet in intense light. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Somewhat light nose of caramel and earthy hops. Medium body that has a somewhat creamy texture. Superb carbonation with an effervescent burst in the middle and a nice prickly finish. The flavor profile is very good. Reasonably intense, slightly complex and very well balanced. It begins with a slightly charred caramel that is more nutty than sweet. The middle brings a mild earthy hop bitterness and flavor. Underneath is the strongest caramel appearance. The finish is a slow fade of the above coupled with a subtle tart fruit note.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
TorbenJensen (1433) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Nicely persistent foam. The aroma is weak, but suggests malt and a little fruit. Mouth feeling is tingling due to much carbon dioxide, but the taste does not fail immediately something. It has a tart fruity filling allowing only sporadic touches of caramel malt. Hop bitterness is intrusive. I think the hops are a little too dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Light hazy amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, light grassy, light fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
angel77 (2167) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Botella 33 cl en el lúpulo en octubre 2011 con fech de cons preferente para antes 13-02-2011 (R1340). amber suave ligeramente amarga, de lo mas sencillo probado de la marca. cuerpo ligero con 5.3 vol y 19.5 ibus de lo mas corriente. Normal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (19897) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. taste is similar. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (912) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
had this awhile ago and forgot to rate it..amber pour with fluffy white head..aroma of caramel,malts,some hops..malty with a little hop presence..ehhh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
napdynmite (90) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2015
This is not a good beer. The best thing about it is the label. Malt is weak as are the hops. It’s like drinking weak coffee. No bite, no complexity. I would have poured it out but I was on a train.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Clear deep amber color with a nice eggshell white head. Malty aromas with hints of toffee and apricot. Malt forward and sweet on the palate with a touch of bitterness. Medium body with nice carbonation. Bitter finish.

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