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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Scratch 13-2008 is all about tradition. This copper lager is reminiscent of what you would find under one of those mammoth tents in Munich this time of year.

A rich trio of Pils, Munich and Vienna malts combined with the light bitterness of noble hops creates this traditional lager beer. We left this one unfiltered to bring out a slight yeast flavor.

Strap on your lederhosen!
  • O.G.: 12.4 Plato
  • I.B.U.’s: 19
  • Malt: Pils, Munich, Vienna
  • Yeast: House Lager
  • Hops: English Pilgrim, Hallertau


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orangesol (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
First and foremost, this rating is based on how this one is drinking right now, not in the past. Yet again, big thanks to Deuane for giving me one of these to try. A - Pours slightly hazy amber orange with a small film of white head, dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving little to no lace down the glass. S - Smells of mildly toasted grain, cereal, caramel, toffee, light fruitiness and mild oxidation. Definitely long gone but not too bad honestly. T - Starts off with plenty of grainy malt, cereal and some light fruitiness quickly giving way to caramel and toffee sweetness. Finish is a little watery with some light sweetness and a mild oxidation twang, not lingering for very long. M - Medium body with very little carbonation. Sweet, smooth feel with a small oxidation twang at the end of each sip. O - While this one is definitely past its prime but it isn’t too bad actually. I would have loved to have tried this one when it came out. I have always heard great things.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
A: pours a slightly opaque vibrant orange color. pure white head with wonderful lacing and a rather nice retention level for the head. S: wonderful lager aroma. mostly lightly sweet malts with a decent amount of hops. reminds me of some long weeks in late September. T: very nice german marzen style flavors. light malts, but solid fruit notes, mostly apples. very light flavors, especially with the hops. nice traditional marzen though. very close to style, some American influence. M: medium bodied for the style. solid flavors and very smooth. slightly thick as it warms though. D: very good drinking oktoberfest marzen. smooth and mellow, and delicious. well worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
12oz bottle via trade thanks to dashirey on BA. Pours a hazy medium amber color with a fading one-finger off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, apple, and sherry oxidation. Flavor is old and oxidized with sherry, but still nice. Munich malt and honey sweetness with sherry, spice, and earth. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Not bad for a two year old Oktoberfest. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Thanks to mikereaser for this one in a trade! A-Body is a very foggy amber golden color. Pours with a 1/2 finger white head that fades to a thick collar but has great retention from there. Traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass. S-Earthy and a bit nutty with a good amount of malt. T- German malt and hops come through first with a bit of nuttiness and caramel in the background. The finish has some hoppy flavor but nothing over the top. Some nuttiness lingers on the palate. P-Medium to high carbonation and a smooth, light, drinkable body. O-A bit of a different spin on an O-fest but still nice to try. Hoppier than most I have come across and a bit lighter in color. Still enjoyable nonetheless and something I would like to see Troegs offer as a seasonal. I split this 12 oz bottle with my mom (she loves O-fests) and she really enjoyed it as well. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-24-2008 22:42:33

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3282) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Thanks Jason for sharing. The beer pours to a nice lightly hazy orange copper body with a thin white head. The aroma is autumn leaves and maple buns. The flavor is sweet maple buns and nougat with a light typical o-fest malt. The palate is medium bodied and mouth watering. I thought this was a pretty solid o-fest.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Thanks to Rich for the bottle. Poured medium orange with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet, toasty caramel, hay, and some darker fruit with sweeter vanilla on top.. just a hint of earthy hops remained.. quite pleasant. The flavor had the same caramel and vanilla at the core, picking up bready character.. a little dry earthy bitterness around.. mostly sweet on the finish. Lighter-bodied with solid balance on the palate.. slightly tangy and sweet, with good play between the two. This was aiight.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4306) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2009
12oz. from Educators’ BIF. Pours hazy brown-yellow with a white head. Nose is malt, lager, yeast, grass, and some grainy/ cereal notes. Flavor is malt, bread, and caramel sweetness. Nice, easy-drinking, and light-bodied. Enjoyable for the style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to machfive55. Gushed slightly upon opening and gives a slightly hazy light orange body with finger of creamy off white head that dies quickly. Lightly sweet and spicy typical Marzen malt aroma. Some vegetal notes. The body is a slightly bitter caramel maltiness. Grassy. Not much else going on.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Brewed in the USA.....Courtesy of AFI96 thanks waylo !! Pours a lite amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of spices, caramel, and malts. Taste of warm bread, sweet malts, mild hops and citrus notes. The mouthfeel is pleasant and easy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle: Poured a copper color with a little bit of head. The aroma was malts and hops. The flavor was sweet malt and a hint of malts. Overall, just an average Oktoberfest beer.


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