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Tröegs Scratch 13

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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! <ul> <li>O.G.: 12.4 Plato <li>I.B.U.’s: 19 <li>Malt: Pils, Munich, Vienna <li>Yeast: House Lager <li>Hops: English Pilgrim, Hallertau</ul>

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of vegetables, herbs, malts, hops, B.O., and yeast. Poured amber in color with a small white head that disappeared. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and not bitter. Tastes of corn, floral hops, yeast, light caramel, grains, and malts. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Semi-sweet corn finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bp (892) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle: pours a brownish-orange with a thin white head, aroma of malts and caramel, taste is malty but not much else going on there, fairly watery mouthfeel as well. Not one of the better Troegs beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Pours a hazy orange honey with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of bitter hops, some tartness, bread yeast, and caramel. Taste of light orange cream, bitter hops, bread yeast, and malty grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a meidium and slightly hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of some breadiness, citrus, toasted nuts, and caramel. Tastes of bread (stronger than the aroma), toasty, caramel, and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours chill hazy dark straw with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is malt, hops, tart citrus, spicy cobwebby esters, some florals. Tastes very malty, earthy, with caramel, some hops, some florals, orange marmalade. Lacks the palate heft and malt bill to be considered anything more than a run-of-the-mill Marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Has a light haziness, orange honey color, small off-white head. Nose is somewhat twangy at first, then some creamed orange, melon, sweet corn, maybe a little bit of burnt sweet corn. Medium to full body, surprisingly frothy. Somewhat papery and bland across the middle, bland but not terrible. Not sure what to think of it, there’s just a little bit of the marzen aspect that comes across in the finish, just a little bit of sweet corn and husky grains, some bready malts in the back… some chewiness, but equaled in quietness by a mild fruit melon/orange flavor. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Comes across almost as a Belgian golden light ale... I could probably drink a few of these easy, but if I want a marzen I think I’d choose something else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2008
100% blind rating. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, cookie), lightly yeasty (basement), with light notes of gum and baked apple. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Quite a snoozer...not much aroma, etc. Laughed when I heard it was supposed to be an Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Poured a faintly hazy amber color with a medium sized, tight and creamy, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, nuts, and a light floral hoppiness. Taste of toasty dough, a bit of sweeter caramel, grass, some diactyl (but appropriate) and a dry, yeasty finish. Nice and crisp, not overly sticky like some oktoberfests can be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Pours a mostly translucent golden amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of soft pretzels, cereal grains, bready notes and light citrus. Flavor of doughy/bready malt, pretzels, cereal notes, some nuts and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2008
aroma is doughy with some raw malt character. light amber in color and pours with 2 fingers of foam. nice lacing. flavor is a great balance with lots of doughy malt and some spicy and fruity notes from the noble hops. medium bodied. a pleasure to drink at this time of the year.

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