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Tröegs Scratch 14

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Scratch #14-2008 is our interpretation of a farmhouse ale—a once near-extinct winter-brewed (and summer–imbibed) Belgian ale. celebratory brew starts with a black pepper and ginger nose. The nicely carbonated brew releases a honey-malt flavor that gives way to a tart crisp finish that masks the elevated ABV. We use a blended yeast strain (Saison Dupont & Le Chouffe) to create the traditional peppery, spicy earthy flavors of the saison. Slight hints of ginger also come through in the finish. Drink it ‘til the wedding bells chime! <UL> <li>O.G.: 15.4 Plato <li>I.B.U.’s: 25 <li>Malt: Pils, Munich, Vienna <li>Yeast: Belgian/Saison Blend <li>Juju: Ginger <li>Hops: English Pilgrim, Saaz </ul>


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Hazy yellow saison with a smooth small white head. A bit heavier on the body then I like in a saison, wheat and citrus up front. Floral nose of glove and maybe grains of paradise, something peppery to it. I liked this but it was a bit thick palated for a saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Immense amounts of sediment... Pour a somewhat cloudy golden color(the cloudiness probably came from my pour)... Complex flavors of fruits and bubblegum... Quite yeasty... I liked the complexity of the flavors in this, and generally i dislike saisons.... I’ve got to think the yeast is why i liked this over many saisons...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 12oz bottle from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Pours hazy golden, capped with a moderate sized white head. Appealing aroma of spice, citrus, banana, yeast, and white pepper. Flavor of wheat, honey, and yeast, with spice and cloves building towards the finish. Spice, herbs and earth linger for a long finish. A bit thin bodied, but a nice, refreshing beer overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1239) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
not too bad, seems like a well malted pilsner to me, good body with a bit of a subtle spice to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Aroma is tart with some pepper and a funkiness. pours a cloudy yellow with 2 fingers of foam but they dissipate quickly. Flavor is spicy with pepper, clove, some vanilla malt with some earthiness, tart in the finish. chewy palate that could be more spritzy in my opinion. overall a pretty nice saison.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Brewed in the USA !!! Courtesy of AFI96, thanks waylo !! Pours a hazy golden color with a fine white head. Tons of sediment !!! Aroma of tangy fruits and spices. The taste is of citrus, spices,cloves, and pepper. The mouthfeel is kind of watery that finishes on the dry side. Not sure how i feel about this one ?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
draft- not my favorite style, but thought this was true to style- substantially spicey, delicate, with some good clove/funk flavors. Much better than their other belgian like offering- dream weaver wheat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
On Tap at Troegs. sweet aroma, spice and tart flavor with a hint of earthiness.... a well balanced saison...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2008
UPDATED: APR 11, 2009 Wow what a beer. I think this came from beachbum25 and a HUGE thanks. Very cloudy yellowish color with a small whitsh head. Aroma is super yeasty, fruity and a bit spicy. Flavor is so smooth and yeasty. Some spices, some bread, wow....simply wow. The mouthfeel is amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours out a slightly hazy straw color with a small off white head. Aroma is of yeast with some interesting spice and ester notes. Taste is well balanced, with a good amount of floral notes and spice, notes of ginger with a slightly bitter finish. Overall a very solid offering


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