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Tröegs Scratch 23

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
In honor of Oktoberfest, we give you Scratch #23-2009, Kellar Fest. This unfiltered lager features all German malts and noble hops. Fermented with the Augustinerbrau yeast strain, Kellar Fest is a blend of Bohemian Pils, Munich and Vienna malts. The Magnum hops provide a crisp bitterness and the Hallertau noble hops impart a slight earthy taste. Kellar Fest finishes crisp and dry with hints of fruit. Grab a lamb handle and savor this Kellar Fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2009
Had a glass at Barcade, poured from the bottle. Quite good. Exactly what I would expect from an Old World malty beer. Sweet, with strong caramel and maple syrup notes. The ample and diverse malt presence adds to the complexity. Rich and full.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2009
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is grain with slight sweet/honey. Taste is slightly sweet grain/light malt, light sweet honey, secondary spice hops. Light/medium body. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2009 On tap at the KSBF ’09. Poured a medium golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas and tastes of grains, some breadiness, and some citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle from JW77. Amber pour. caramel malt and light hops on the nose. Flavor is light and somewhat bland. Caramel malt and bready notes are most noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Deep copper pour with off-white head. Nose is earthy caramel malt, nuts, slight rauch, a Wheaties-like nose and taste, with a heavy malt flavor, and some earthy and fairly assertive late hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2010
12 ounce bottle 2009 edition. Pours a cloudy orange hue with a small white head. The aroma is sweet honey and malts. A nice crisp flavor; spicy hops, oranges, honey, sweet dry malts. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottled. Poured most-assuredly peachy golden with a short cap of off-white head.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up a lovely array of fresh bread, lemon zest, earth, and white peppery yeast with a pinch of residual honey and floral character behind.. don’t think I’ve had anything like it. The flavor found crisp pale and bready malts at the core.. white pepper, cloves, and lemon zest surrounded.. earth and vanilla impressions from the yeast on the back.. thankfully long finish. Light-medium bodied and crisp on the palate.. tart, well-balanced, and memorable.. surprisingly good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (6380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
This poured a hazy orange color with a big white head. Aroma was decent malts, rather bland to be honest. Flavor was much the same, bland malt, some caramel hints but very smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Lightly hazy, dark amber with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, toast, citrus, and light floral hops. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, light roast, toasted malts, and subtle hop presence in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2009
12 oz bottle from Capones. Poured a slightly chill induced haze orange/amber with a slightly large fluffy off white head. Aroma is all malts and loaded with sweetness. Flavor is rather sweet and starts off with some uncooked dough that gives way to cereal grains and a slight touch of spice. For a session beer this one will do just fine but at $3.50 a bottle from a bottle shop that makes this $21.00 a 6er or $84.00 a case, No F’n Way!!!

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