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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.

psuCE03's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle from the tap room. Aroma and taste is mild with a taste similar to a pilsner. Faint taste of hops at the finish. Not what I was expecting when I got this one but it was tasty nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
First and foremost, this rating is based on how this one is drinking right now, not in the past. Big thanks to whoever brought this one to Imminent Liquidation II. One of the last Scratch Beers I have been searching for, only eight more to go! A - Pours clear amber orange with a decent one finger tall white head leaving no lace at all down the glass. Looked promising initially but it quickly dies out as it sits in the glass. S - Smells of mildly toasted grains, a bit of sweet caramel malt and some very faint spicy hop bitterness. A touch of wet cardboard crept in at the end, this one really is getting old. T - Starts off with a mix of caramel malt sweetness and some mildly toasted bread chewiness that never really leave the picture. Some very light spicy hop bitterness creeps in but it fades very quickly, being replaced by some mild oxidation. Finish is a jumbled mix of the aforementioned flavors. M - Still pretty good. Toasty, slightly oxidized feel with dulled flavors and moderately carbonation. The feel of this beer seems to be holding up the best compared to the other parts. O - This one is obviously well past its prime. If you still have one of these I suggest you drink it very soon before it goes completely off the cliff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12oz Bottle. Thanks Jason! Nice chewy malt and fresh grain bread aroma. Flavors are solidly in that line too. It has a crisp, clean, solid German lager feel to it, very rich. This is a very well constructed example and quite drinkable, with good complexity. Troegs does lagers well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate orange copper color with a bit of browner darkness. A bit of an off white head with a bit of lace rings on the way down my pilsner glass. THe nose brings forward some moderate sweetness as well as some light hops. The dominant characteristics are definitely sweet caramel and a bit of bread. The taste is mild hops along with bread, caramel, and toffee. Good body and carbonation. Nothing terribly unique about this brew, just an average marzen. I prefer when they stretch styles with these brews. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2010
bottle thanks to 46er3498, pours hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is light orange zest, doughy malts, mild yeast. Flavor is toasted malts, pine nuts, light citrus, ending with a clean with mild hop presence. A simple, but well done beer.

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
12 oz bottle purchased at Capone’s for $4.00 (tax included) Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy and fairly dull orange with honey folds. The head is 1 finger, white, shows a touch of retention and lace. Smell: Smells like yeast, german hops, and urine soaked hay. Taste: Faintly toasted sweet grain with herbal hops and a bready yeast. The finish is right btw sweet and dry. Mouthfeel: Crisp yet creamy with a medium body. Drinkability: Quite sessionable Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-06-2009

   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle via trade thanks to KnightRider on BA. Pours a hazy golden color with a one-finger white head and very good lacing. Aroma is bread, pale malt, caramel, and some grain. Flavor is similar - bready and slightly grainy with slight caramel and some sugary sweetness. Very mild grassy hops. Like a mix between a zwickel/kellerbier and an oktoberfest really, which is fairly interesting. Palate is medium-light, smooth, and sweet. This is very refreshing and drinkable, not terribly exciting, but underrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2009
The aroma is bread, toasted malts, grass. The appearnace is cloudy dark yellow, fluffy white head. The Flavor is sweeter than expected, like corn, bread, toasted malts. The finish is also sweet, toasted, ok. Not bad, but not great. Definitely not a Kellerbier, except for the fact that this appears to be unfiltered.

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