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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


3.9
   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.

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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Golden color with a medium head. Aroma is quite malty and sweet with some light honey, bread, and mild citrus notes. Flavor is quite bready and sweet - lots of honey and some light hops. Solid finish. A very nice Oktoberfest brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle poured into a pint glass produced a finger worth of tan head that trailed off to nothing. All this was on top of a clear copper colored body brew. Aromas of bread, malts and a light hop’s filled my nose. The flavor that was the most pronounced was the sweet malt not to much bitter .Not to the place where I would call it sticky sweet but sweeter than most Octoberfest’s. I also picked up some nuttiness in it as well. Typical larger mouthfeel smooth easy drinking a great representation of the style and another fine brew from Tröegs.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3283) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours orange-golden, capped with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, crisp hops, herbs, and vegetal character. Flavor is malt, grass, mild hops, honey, bread and vegetables. Decent O-fest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells toasty and nutty with some earthy hints. Tastes earthy and caramelly with some spicy hints on the finish. Breaddy mouthfeel.


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