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Tröegs Scratch 28

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
For Scratch #28, the Tröegs team decided to brew a beer to celebrate the early spring weather. The resulting brew is a take on the Roggenbier style—an uncommon German ale brewed with a portion of rye malt and a weizenbier yeast strain. Scratch #28 is loosely based on our own Dreamweaver Wheat beer recipe, but with several significant changes. First, rye malt makes up 25% of the malt bill, replacing a portion of white wheat. Malted rye gives the Troggen Roggen a spiciness, creamy mouth feel, and fantastic head retention properties. Second, lightly toasted Munich and Vienna malts contribute color and a pleasant breadiness. The Andechs Weizen yeast strain offers a clove and banana profile slightly different from our house weizen strain, and the addition of Hersbrucker and Crystal hops in the hopback give a spicy and lightly citrus end-note to the beer. As always, malted wheat gives the beer a tasty doughy flavor and thirst-quenching tartness. Unfiltered, the Troggen Roggen is a cloudy amber-orange brew meant to be drunk fresh, and in warm weather. Tröegs wheat beer fans, you’re on notice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2932) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw/Pinkish Hue, Passes Som Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Peachs, Apricots, Mild Belgian Sugars T: Peach, Mango, Apricot, Mild Belgian Sugar M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mild Sweet Overall, a really decent beer with an interesting light sour fruit lambic taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/17/10. Pours a very cloudy dark amber/orange with the thinnest of off-white heads on top. Disappears quickly. The nose is a bit more fruity than I expected. Some notes of banana, strawberry, and citrus rind. Some syrup in there as well. The mouth is creamy and smooth. Carbonation is low, but it’s not flat. Fairly mellow flavors. I’m sure the rye aspect is tamed down a bit over time. I think this was released early this year. Some slight sour notes, sweet syrupy molasses, and mild dark fruit finish. This was a pretty good beer. My first of the style, but I hope not my last.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
12oz bottle poured into my Mad Elf Chalice. A - Pours a dark murky copper/orange color with a one finger off white head that fades quickly leaving only minimal lacing down the glass. S - Strong, spicy, herbal nose. Big rye bread aroma with a hint of wheat. A light touch of hops hide behind the bigger flavors. T - Starts off with a strong rye flavor that slowly gives way to a hint of hops with an almost herbal flavor. The rye gives the beer a spicy, bready flavor that is almost to the point of being chewy. A hint of wheat hides behind the rye but it is there. M - Very smooth with a fairly dry, spicy finish. Medium-light body and flavor with good carbonation. The yeast flavors linger on the pallet for quite some time. D - I enjoyed this walk outside my comfort zone but I would be hard pressed to drink more than one of these at a time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
In short: A strange fruity and slightly spicy blond IPA… Meh.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when probably not fresh enough. Bottle from a BA buddy, thanks a lot Heath
The look: Opaque orange-blond body topped by very small white head
In long: Nose is very fruity (all kinds of fruits) and also a bit dank with some notes of rye bread. Taste is fruity, chewy bread, yeasty, moderate notes of rye and its associated spiciness, moist, mild bitterness. For an IPA the fruity flavors were all over the place with bananas, pineapples, oranges and more… Obviously the fruity flavors were mostly yeast related and not so much hops related. This was a rather smooth IPA and from what I don’t think it was a hop-bomb when fresh either. Overall I thought this was a rather strange IPA. I’m usually biased towards IPAs using rye but this one just wasn’t right. The 4th of the 5 Troegs Scratch beers I drank that night in my hotel room after spending the day in pubs. You may say that I abuse alcohol, but I’ve never heard alcohol complain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
(12oz bottle) clearish yellow-orange with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of cheap bubblegum, banana, rye, spices and caramel. Taste of rye, orange, banana and bubblegum. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
The beer pours cloudy amber with a decent creamy white head. The aroma and the flavor are very similar - notes of Belgian yeast like the dreamweaver. This includes sweet notes from all the German malts and some light bitter ending from the hops. The body is clean but medium to fairly nice and thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Picked up a case of this at the brewery shortly after it came out. Pours a nice golden color with a good amount of haze. Several fingers of lacing in my glass and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose is very nice with some light spice as well as citrus and fruit. The taste is citrus, fruit, spice, and some zest, all of which are really enhanced by the creamy mouthfeel. This was the first roggenbier that I had and I found it to be quite delicious. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to inflatablehair. Pours out hazy copper topped with a small sand head. Aroma was of spice, clove, floral hops, wheat, belg yeast, and some fruit notes. Taste was much as the aroma with the spice, banana, sweet malts, and a touch of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4305) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Slightly hazy orange color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet spice with powder, bathroom soap and candles. Flavor is dry and spiced with bath soap and lemon-pepper. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a hazed orange amber color with a slight white head that tends to cling to the side of the glass. Honestly, the first aroma that comes to mind is windex, but after that, other notes of clove, orange, banana, and bubblegum become apparent. Medium mouthfeel. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. Starts off with a fruity orange and banana flavor mixed with some spice/herb flavors. Ends with minimal biterness. Not bad actually, it’s probably not the first thing I would reach for in the fridge but it’s not that bad either.

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