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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light yeasty. Fruity, yeasty and light citric. Smooth fruity and mellow yeasty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. A murky amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, and peaches, leading to a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a cloudy amber with a lively white head. Yeasty and very spicy aroma - as in fennel or thyme? Medium body, heavy carbonation, very fruity, some yeast, loads of fruit and again spice. No real bitterness. Interesting. 150812

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of spices and caramel with notes of citrus peel. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of citrus and burnt sugar. Sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy golden - white head. Cinnamon, high spicy, timian, bitterness, light nutty, yeasty notes, phenolic, peppery, coriander, zesty, caramel, sweetness, too spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 12 oz bottle courtesy of tarheels86, thanks! Clear golden, nice head and lacing. Lots of hops and body for a saison. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11955) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of coriander, mustiness, orange peel, yeast, florals, and clove. Flavor of grass, earthiness, pepper, yeast, citrus, and coriander.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks Tarheels86. Large off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, hay, perfume, Belgian yeast, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, hay, Belgian yeast, some orange, light coriander. Effervescent light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle at The Funky 7, Brooklyn. Pours a clear, amber-gold with a sturdy, white head. Spices in the aroma, some coriander, yeast, zesty citrus, orange. Moderately sweet flavor, some lightly grassy bitterness, yeast, clove. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Slightly mustiness in the finish, very light alcohol, orange peel, light grassy hops, some spicy bite. A nice beer overall. Highly drinkable for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy golden color with a massive white head that eventually dies down to a thin layer that allows one to drink the beer below. S: A big-time spice character to the nose, which you often find in American brewed saisons. Lots of white pepper, orange peel, coriander, and and a floral, honey note. Some soft, cracker malt aromas are present as well. T: The flavor starts off with a lot of sweet oranges as well as some sweet malt and honey. The spices follow this and give off a lot of pepper, coriander, and yeast. Some hints of lemon and orange zest come through on the finish and provide a bit of bitterness. M: Medium in body, maybe a bit heavy for a saison, with a fairly lively carbonation. D: Lots of sweetness and spiciness, but overall a well done saison. Not completely overwhelmed by the spices like a lot of American saisons seem to be.


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