Tröegs Scratch 139
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Scratch #139 represents our interpretation of the classic Belgian-style ale – the Saison. This once near-extinct ale was brewed in farmhouses during the winter months, then stored until the summer when it was served to the farmers, or seasonal workers (“saison” is French for “season”). Keeping with a French theme, we use a strain of French Saison yeast to enhance the mouthfeel, which lends a rich, silky texture and dry, champagne-like finish. The result is a mouthwatering, generously carbonated Saison with a tangy citrus character, sweet malt backbone, and contrasting peppery spiciness. À la vôtre!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2096) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap @ SL Liquors. Pours a bright golden orange color with a one finger white foamy head with good retention. Strong aroma of candied sugar and banana along with some tangerine, light peach, apricot, clove, and black pepper as well as a bit of some hay. Taste starts with some light spiciness followed quickly by chewy wheat, mild earthy hop bitterness, lightly toasted pale malts and a bit of drying booze. Finish is a little spicy with some light dryness. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rentonj7 (30) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pretty nice saison. Nose is predominantly banana, pepper, some orange. Two finger thick head fades out pretty rapidly with some lacing. Pours a hazy orange, but is pretty translucent for an unfiltered belgian style. Taste is citrus, banana, yeasty. Pepper comes later with the carbonation. Almost like little bubbles of pepper bouncing on the tongue. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2219) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Draught from Jeffrey. Orange pour decent head. Citrus and floral it. Pretty decrntish. ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4847) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2014
16oz tulip at Partisan in DC. Pours a very hazy, dark gold with some thin, creamy white head. Nose is a fairly standard blend of yeast, spice and citrus, some clove, a little bubblegum, some tangerine too. Flavor has some sweetness, malt, a little candy sugar, grass, spice, mild pith. Creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1146) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
A bit peppery, some farmhouse funkiness, some nice citrus notes, nice malt bill, bubbling carbonation, and dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - JUN 29, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over about 3 minutes to leave a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The smell of the brew is sweet and delicious. It has a quite strong aroma of candied sugar and banana as well as some lighter tangerine and light fruit aromas of peach and apricot. Along with these sweet aromas are some nice light spice aromas of clove and black pepper as well as a bit of grass and some hay. Overall the aroma is very inviting. Taste – The taste begins as would be anticipated from the smell, with a sweet flavor of candied sugar and some lighter fruit flavors of orange and apricot. Some very light pepper flavors are present from the start with these later being joined by some flavors of a very light clove and coriander spice. During the increase in spice, some yeasty and a rather strong banana flavor develop on the tongue. Toward the end, a light grassy and hay-like flavor develop, leaving a nice sweet but very easy going and enjoyable saison flavor to sit on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation that is a bit on the higher side. The higher carbonation suits the sweet candied sugar and lighter yeasty and grassy flavors quite well making this a rather good mouthfeel overall. Overall – This was a quite tasty Belgian season. I would certainly like to see this become a regular option by Troeg’s. Quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Hazy straw pour with nose of tangerine, florals, hops, and some drier flavor with some funk in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Good floral Belgian yeast. Lots of citrus, some light coriander even. Finishes sweet and sour. Pours orange with nice hay and citrus. Tap at The Industry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (878) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Cloudy gold with lacy white head; aroma is yeasty Belgian banana notes; Flava is rich sweet yet grainy some hints of banana and spice tartness ; feels thin crisp fizzy ; finishes dry yeasty grainy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden/amberish color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, some wheat/breadiness, and spices. Lighter fruitiness.

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