JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with a medium head. Aroma is sweet and sugary. Flavor starts sweet and falls apart despite lots of spice and sugar. The point? This one just falls flat compared with Troegs other Scratch (and standard) offerings.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold with nose of rock sugar, florals, Belgian spices, fruit. Tastes fruity, with bready malt, spicy dry florals, and some limey citrus. Rich palate with notable complexity and a nice balance of fruity, spicy, floral, and hoppy elements.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a lightly hazed pale gold, with a tall rim of white head. Aroma is a slightly biting alcohol, muddled spice and yeast phenol. Flavor develops similar profile, with a real grainy texture from the phenols that are rather harsh. Sweetness sticks some spice notes to the roof of my mouth. This beer is a bit confused. The high gravity and high sugars don’t make it particularly quaffable, but the grain and spice notes are decent. The yeast comes on a little too strong, even for this style. Not much hop presence. Finishes on those wax-like yeast phenols. Not my favorite tripel.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium peach amber with a thinning white head fades to a film- little lace. Aroma is peppery, anise/licorice almost cardamon like, sweet and syrupy. Very sweet flavor- sgary, carramel syrup, toffee, fruity- pear and apricots, candi sugar-like, spicy peppery, citrus- orange rind and zest- and a sweet finish with some more orange in the aftertaste dna back of the throat. Too cloying especially for a tripel. Carbonation is low- not dry, wierd spiciness, and just off.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours medium amber, capped with a small white head. Aroma of spice, white pepper, citrus, and some candi sugar. Flavor is on the sweet side with candi sugar and honey, with a hefty dose of spice. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Long, spicy finish, mainly anise. A bit heavy on the spice for me.
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the Brewery. Pours a hazy, golden amber color with a small slightly off-white head that diminishes quickly but lasts throughout as a thin coating. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of cloves, anise, and bubble gum. Initial flavor is malty sweet with the spices of cloves and anise coming through. Finish is somewhat dry, warming and short. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Dr. Jay for saving me one of these little gems. Virtually no carbonation and light golden yellow with no head. Yet tasty for sure. Alcohol knocked me over for the rest of the aft, nice spiciness(clove, orange peel, bannana yeast, licorice, corriander), medium mouthfeel.No question that over time these bottles lost carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of new vinyl (plastic), yeast, peaches, and spices. Pretty terrible scent. Poured orange/amber in color with a tiny, golden head that disappeared immediately. Cloudy. Full of tiny particles. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of honey, lavender, yeast, anise, and plastic. Medium body. Chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, fruity, spiced finish. By far the WORST in the Scratch series so far.
Nejhleader (1333) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i liked this yummy guy. Nice body, has a nice bit of a sweet aroma, nice flavor, maybe a bit citrus and juniper or something like that, fine brew.
bp (823) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: orangeish with a foamy white head, aroma of yeast, banana, nice sweet smell, taste is a bit of a surprise in that it is fairly spicy, also has yeast and honey flavors, a bit of a warming feeling in the throat as well. Pretty decent beer.