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Tröegs Scratch 33

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Starting with a blend of pale malt and wheat along with honey malt – a pale Canadian barley with a distinctive sweet finish – Scratch #33 includes orange peel, coriander, elderflower and honey bush for a subtle fruit balance that complements the pepper zest of Saison du Pont yeast. Following the boil, the wort passed through our hopback (filled with spices) and then began a rapid ferment at a higher than typical temperature for an ale yeast. Following fermentation, Scratch #33 was bottle-conditioned with Westmalle yeast and warm-aged for two weeks to create a vibrant carbonation with an effervescent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Split with Pat and Streets. Pours a watery yellow body with a slight soapy-sudsy white head. Aroma is slight funk, wheat, hay, yeast. Mouthfeel is thin with some minor notes of funk and tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. Split with James and Streets. Pours a thin, watery yellow with a moderately puffy, sudsy white head. Aroma of hay, wheat, grass, slight yeast, and a bit of funk. Thin bodied with a loose, slightly tart palate. Finishes without much noise. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a hazy amber with a thick white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a nice spice note with backing grain and just a bit of citrus and floral coming through. The floral note came out more on the tongue as well as the spice with a light grain backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2136) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours amber. Aroma is yeast, florals, clove and other spices. Taste is sweet with honey coming through on the finish. An enjoyable saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Pours a pale amber color with a big white foam head. Has an aroma of big belgian yeast (banana) with hints of spice and funk. Heavy banana sweet taste with some lemon zest. Gently carbonated. Medium mouthfeel. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Complex aroma of grain, orange, elderflower, slight coriander, hops, herbs, slight pepper, and a hint of yeast. Poured amber/brown in color with a huge, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, grain, herbs, yeast, coriander, and hops. Medium body. Slick, slightly tingly texture. Average carbonation. Malt, yeast, and herb finish. A lot more complexity in the aroma than in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy golden honey amber with a large sized foamy cream colored head. Aroma of mild peppery notes, cloves, light banana and bubble gum. Taste of watery cloves, banana, bubble gum, peppery notes and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle from PUB’N. Pours turbid deep copper with 3 finger, loud as my wife head. Nose is a nice funky hoppy malty medley, with flavors of floral spice, malt,honey, orange, funky earthy notes, and hops. Very complex, very smooth, hefty on the palate, and a great saison, which I predict will be the next year round offering from Troeg’s. My name for this is: Troeg’s Honeybush Hopback. On the label, show a swarm of bees flying into an azalea with a blonde chick drippig honey off her chest in the margin.. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! (and beer mail me for my royalty check).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2010
The aroma is sweet with vanilla and honey, and thick with some floral notes. The appearance is dark banana amber with a huge foamy and creamy head. The flavor is awesome starting sweet, then a bit of funk and the Dupont yeast, then back to a sharper wild flavor of mild sweetness. So much respect for this beer after it warms up and you sense the connections to greatness, like the elderberries in the Zwanze on top of the Dupont yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Troegs tasting room. Poured a medium to deep and cloudy golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of spices, yeastiness, and some fruitiness. Tastes of spices, citrus, floral, and lighter fruitiness.

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