Over the years, we’ve visited the Triple numerous times throughout Scratch Beer history. Our latest rendition of this strong yet sweet Belgian style boasts a sunny golden hue and dense, soapy head. The flavor of Scratch #108 originates in the Abbey Ale yeast strain (an authentic Trappist style), which produces a distinctive fruity character with a hint of dark fruit evoking plums. The addition of cane sugar bolsters the sweetness, a hallmark of the Triple style. The use of Hersbrucker hops in our hopback vessel fortifies the bitterness and lends a mix of spicy, floral, and fruity notes, giving Scratch #108 a complex aroma and flavor profile. Deceivingly drinkable, don’t let this strong ale sneak up on you!
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours golden yellow with a small one finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film around the edges, leaving spotty webs of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of Belgian yeast, mild sugary sweetness, light spice, dulled fruitiness and a touch of booze. A tiny bit of floral hops creep in as it warms up but its mostly just sweet sugar from start to finish.
T - Starts off with a good bit of sugary sweetness that slowly gives way to hints of the Belgian yeast fruity/spicy combo and some warming booze. Like the nose, a bit of hop bitterness creeps in as it warms up but the sweet/boozy combo crowds it out as quickly as it shows up. Finish is sweet with some dryness from the booze, lingering on the palate long after the finish.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet feel from start to finish with a bit of booze bit at the end of each sip.
O - A decent enough Tripel, just nothing amazing. I like it but I doubt I would order another. If you like this kind of beer you will enjoy it, if your like me you will give it a try and move on to the next one.
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