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RATINGS: 1338   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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   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (603) - 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 (77) - 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 (617) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
Bottle enjoyed at home, poured a deep amber colour with a beige head. Sweet caramel upfront. Toffee, raisins, i’m getting a hint of walnut. Some hop bitterness in the back. Some yeast aswel. Not the best beer that i’ve had from flying dog

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
Amber clear pour, thin head, Good lacing. Sweet malty aroma. Full bodied. slightly crisp bitter aftertaste. Decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1020) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Amber color, mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of malt , caramel and fruits . Sweet, malty, caramel t taste with mild bitterness. Good balanced lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2731) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Sully’s Deep amber/copper color with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly recedes. The aroma is heavy on the caramel malt with hints of toffee and light chocolate. Light earthy hop aroma barely. The flavor is rich caramel maltiness with a touch of burnt sugar. Earthy spicy hop flavor with a light amount of bitterness. Solid darker lager brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Partisn92 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Delicious. Clean lager with a little bit of a fruity kick, pretty nice aroma to it and goes down nice n easy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"kind of a miss for me. decent malt/hop balance, but the flavor just wasn’t there for my tastes. supposedly a hybrid amber ale/steam beer, but i’ve had many examples of each style i liked better. just ok."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (1041) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
0.35l bottle poured in chalice. A: Pours a beautiful deep amber clear color and a medium beige head. Small retention and few lacings left S: Nice caramel malts in the nose. A bir fruity too. Reminds mainly raisins and nuts T: Caramel malts, toffee and pine hops M: Light body and medium carbonation. Mild bitter aftertaste D: Good drinkability. Good beer [ BA Review @ 3/14/2010 ]

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