mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Secret Santa!! Pours a clear, straw gold, with a small white head. smells a little grainy, but nothing really offensive. had a nice little lemon citrus aroma too. The taste is a little bit spicy, definitely some sweet cinnamon in there, along with some grainy citrus. This was my first impression of this style, and i’m pretty pleased actually. Easy drinking and pretty refreshing. Nice job.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter golden color with a small white head. Aroma is a bit earthy with some light hops, grain, and maybe some light non-ripened fruit. Flavor has a lot of raw grain with some earthy hops, some light fruit. Not all that exciting, but good for the style. Refreshing summer beer.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma is a bit earthy. Smells of a little spice, grain, corn, and a hint of hops. Poured golden in color with a medium-sized white head that lasted throughout. Very good to excellent lacing. A little hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly bitter and a tiny bit tart. Tastes of hops, grains, bread, corn, burning, and wood. Light body. Thinish sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Dry hoppy finish. Overall, lacking a bit in flavor, but very drinkable.
egajdzis (5858) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, toffee, and light bread. Taste of more dough, citrus, pine, and light tartness, with a dry, woody, bitterness in the finish.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grains, citrus, lightly fruity, and a trace of spices. Tastes of citrus, spicey, and very lightly fruit. Honey sweetness.
jason (1810) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pale golden yellow body with nice head. Aroma is slightyl fruity, grainy, light citrus. Flavor is light and refreshing. Light citrus lingers on the palate with a subtle spice that hits the taste buds first and then backs down. This would make a nice session beer, if only it wasn’t a limited release.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a lightly hazy golden with a medium foamy/lacing white head. Aroma of sweet grainy/corny malts, hints of citrus and some grassiness. Flavors of sweet malts, caramel, lemon, some faint lingering hop bitterness, grains and some hard pretzels.
DocLock (9231) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Medium gold pour with 2-finger white head. Aroma of citrus, wet hops, tangerine, and spicy peppery notes. The flavor is a bit tart with a heavy dry hoppy flavor, citrus, and some sour mashy notes. Finishes crisp but very tart and hoppy. This one is like a pils/Bopils hybrid, and I’d suspect that this one was the precursor of Troeg’s Sunshine Pils.
rajendra82 (1021) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Obtained in BIF 30 from BA Wren, Tröegs Scratch Beer came in a plain labeled bottle, that indicated a bottling number of 1-2007. When poured, the beer looked clear pale, like a Pilsner, and had a three finger thick head. The aroma was mostly citric hoppy, and was very clean, with none of the diacetyl or sulfur hints common in Pilsner. The taste was a simple mix of sweet pale malt, and citric hops, with hops being the dominant taste. Very light and effervescent on the palette, yet there was enough body and a sour tang to keep from feeling watered down. Very drinkable little number.
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly clear appearance, golden yellow color. Grassy, musty aroma. Butterscotch, basil, and some metallic and perfume tones. Buttered popcorn taste is hard to deny, but not a spoiler. Quiet sweet corn with mild tones of vanilla, oregano, and a woody bitterness. Slight lactic sourness. Light-bodied, acidic palate. Fresh, lively, and right for the warmth, despite its flaws. Thanks Keith!