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!
<li>O.G.: 12.4 Plato
<li>Malt: Pils, Munich, Vienna
<li>Yeast: House Lager
<li>Hops: English Pilgrim, Hallertau</ul>
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Acquired in a trade with machfive55. Thanks Rich. 12oz bottle served in a shaker glass. Light amber body topped by a small amount of foam. Smells of spicy noble hops and a bit of dough. Taste is very bread-like, some character from the hops comes through a bit as well. Clean finish and a smooth mouthfeel round out the experience. A very refreshing fest beer.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An enjoyable version of an O-Fest, I felt this beer was much lighter on the maltiness than a traditional O-Fest beer. According to the brewery rep that helped me, it was not as dry as they had originally planned. The beer does not have a whole lot of interesting character, but is an excellent session beer. It is light on hoppiness and maltiness and is unfiltered unlike a traditional O-Fest. Pours a cloudy orangish color. This is a beer you could drink all day in the true spirit of a fest beer.
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