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Scratch Barrel Fermented Sahti with Brett

Scratch Barrel Fermented Sahti with Brett
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A twist on our popular finnish style ale. Deeply malt-forward beer with moderate bitterness, largely from the addition of cedar branches in brewing process. Fermented in chambourcin barrels from Alto vineyards for an oaky wine flavor that complements the pine-like aroma from the cedar. Brett was added.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Growler at RBWG Asheville. Deep maroon mahogany color, tan head. Nice aroma of forest paths. Taste is earthy, tannic, spiced. very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2753) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was floral, with some wood and malts. The taste was of toasted malts, wood, some brett and a little tart with a nice finish. Thanks Dave!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
This was courtesy of Strykzone who brought a half growler to Dark Lord Day 2014. !n the glass it is a deep amber with an off-white head. The nose is woody...spruce and cedar. Lots of brett. Medium body. Flavor is very complex with the wood and brett in perfect unison with fruit as well. Finish is spicy. Another unique beer from Scratch. They really do some interesting beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Sampled at the Scratch 1st anniversary party. Pours dark brown with a tan head. the aroma has sour fruit, toasty malt, brett bugs, light citrus and a liquor aspect - interesting and complex. It has a medium body with a mild amount of carbonation. The taste starts off with mild sweet malt, light sourness, lots of herbs and some wildness. The finish has some nectar fruits, light bugs and really is quite refreshing for a 7% beer that has so much going on.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Growler at RBWG. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of cedar, oak, juniper, florals, spruce and light funk. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Mini growler during RBWG GT. Poured a thinner clear light brown with a frothy deep beige spotty head. Aroma was floral and medicinal with notes of ginger, juniper, spruce. Medium body with softer carbonation. Flavor is the same as the aroma plus some additional notes of earth and light chocolate. Interesting for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6812) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Half growler shared by Strykzone at the RBWG Grand Tasting - thanks again, Dave! Pours a mahogany color with an off-white head. Notes of cedar, spruce, leaves, florals, anise, juniper berries, and bretty funk. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a spicy, fruity mouthfeel. I really liked this. So unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5878) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Growler sample at RBWG grand tasting. Pours a clear cola brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have a base bready malt, mint, cedar, lighter tannin notes, mild Brett character, floral and herbal. Interesting stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6989) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Growler at RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a deep amber red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a surprising amount of menthol with notes of barrel, tannins and light fruits with some sweet grains. Flavor has notes of menthol and sage with light tart fruits, oak and a good amount of earthiness. Odd and different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Growler at RBWG grand tasting. My last style, thanks to Strykzone
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, woody and cedar. Flavors of toasted malts, woody, bret, tart with a dry finish
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