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Tröegs Scratch 29

Tröegs Scratch 29
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Scratch Beer Series - #29 O.G.: 16.8 Plato Alcohol by Volume: 7.7% Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 80 Malt: Pilsner Yeast: Westmalle Hops: Bravo, German Northern Brewer Codename: NBPA JuJu: Cane Sugar Incredibly-hopped, lovingly-aged, and ravenously-carbonated, Scratch #29-2010 is a true brewery collaboration with cast of characters involved in recipe formulation, barrel-aging, dry-hopping, bottle-conditioning and finally, taste-testing. Scratch #29 started off innocently enough as a Pale Ale fermented with Westmalle yeast. After fermentation, the beer was aged for twelve days in virgin Pennsylvania Oak barrels supplied by Keystone Coopers. And then the fun began. Even after brief wood-aging the oak’s intensity overwhelmed the Bravo and German Northern Brewer hops used in the boil. But have no fear, a two-week dry-hop with Willamette and Hersbrucker hops dulled the oak and transformed this beer. Bottled-conditioned for three weeks before release, Scratch #29 imparts an intense spicy flavor with grassy notes from the Hersbrucker hops. Hints of orange and a slight alcohol burn come through with the high carbonation leaving “pins on your tongue” in the finish. * (Not Belgian Pale Ale. We are not Belgian, nor do we claim to be.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle. Citrus and floral aroma. Hazy golden body with a quickly expanding, fluffy head. Very flavorful- hoppy, with citrus, floral and pine notes... dry aftertaste.. very refreshing...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tbplayer77 (1) - USA - JUN 14, 2010 does not count
On tap at Troegs’ Beer Garden for Philly Beer Week. Pours a hazy, golden hue with generous white head. To the nose there’s strong Belgian hops, bread-ridden maltiness and plenty of citrus, mainly apricot. A genuine Belgian ale. The barrel also nudges its way in with a hint of basementy oak. Spicy citrus, hoppy, strong alcohol on the finish with prominent, floral, Belgian fruit! Head didn’t last too long and a light lacing on the glass, but overall a delicious brew and extremely refreshing. Thank you, Troegs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange honey with a huge foamy white head. Aroma of light bubble gum, orange peel, zesty lemon and floral tones. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle. Golden pour with a bit of white head. Some spicy hops, with citrus and earthy grassy hop aromas. Yeast and hops dominate flavor with some light spice infusions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Murky brown with a big fluffy head that collapses under its own weight leaving lacy chunks. Nose is yeast, orange mint and rose hips. Crisp and biting with a squirt of hop juice and residual chalk. Taste is toffee, mandarin orange, peach and lemon zest. Grassy finish with doughy drying. Delicious and refreshing. The Brothers really nailed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle acquired via trade with Tanger...thanks again Jon!!! Grassy, earthy, floral nose with a sun bleached hay-colored body and small ivory head. Flavor is hoppy and bitter with lemon grass and belgian yeast forward. Medium mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pleasant, floral and herbal nose, light cobwebs, some hay, golden fruits. Light to moderately sweet taste, lightly bitter, extremely floral, some fresh cut grass, light lemon, lots of cotton candy and honey. Medium body is moderately carbonated with spritzy carbonation. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Very pale straw colored pour with a slight orange tint. Very hazy with a white head. Slightly funky, fruity aroma with melon and citrus peel notes. A bit sour. Some earth. Sweet, earthy flavor, wtih peach and melon. A bit of sourness with a bitter, yeasty finish. Some hops on the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper yellow/golden color, cloudy, and with a larger sized frothy white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of spiciness, some bananas, breadiness, floral, and some woodiness. Tastes of spiciness, bread, citrus, and fruiyt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
12 ouncer in a BA trade from dashirey. The beer pours into the glass a hazy golden-straw color with a massive white head. Aroma is damn good. I just realized this was barrel-aged, and that definitely makes sense to me now. My schnozz picks up bready malts and Belgian yeast, citrusy hops, and oak. Down the ol’ hatch it goes. Along with the pale malts, there are tropical fruit notes and an estery Belgian yeast presence. Bright citrusy hops, oak, and even maybe some vanilla as well. Really smooth on the mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with active carbonation. I know I’m a Harrisburg homer sometimes, but I’ll be damned if Tröegs isn’t one of the best in the business. This one is tasty, drinkable, and even refreshing at 7.7% ABV. Solid stuff.

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