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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to wunderbeer or brewerdan, can’t remember. Dark hazy orange color. Smells like pepper and citrus. Taste is spicy and yeasty. This is not bad at all but I’m not sure I’d ask for another one. Still, I was quite glad to have the opportunity to try this beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-15-2011 02:32:03

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (15149) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40417) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34322) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Unclear golden with a lively, frothy but quickly disintegrating white head. Very yeasty aroma with notes of yeast, pepper, edelflower, light sulphur, a subbtle berriness. Sweet flavor, sulphur, flowery, peppery finish. Not bad. A tad too sweet to scratch my back again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, spice, elderflower, yeast. Flavour of herbs, fruits, flowers, spice. Medium bodied. Ends light bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3477) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Chaney. Thanks Brandon! A: This saison is a very hazy yellow color. The head is medium-sized and comprised of white bubbles. A bit of spotty lacing can be found at random points on the glass. S: The aroma consists of bread, yeast, biscuits, herbs, flowers. It smells rather sweet, as well. T: A fairly complex brew, as is typical of saisons in general, I found scratch beer #33 to be a bit too on the sweet side for my liking. I found this to be distracting and detract from several other flavors this beer has to offer. I especially enjoyed the pleasant taste of herbal tea, floral notes, and orange. M: Decent feel, medium carbonation. D: While this isn’t a bad brew, it is certainly not in the same league as the great Belgian saisons. It was fun to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
12oz bottle thanks to mora2000. Dull golden pour with a small amount of white head. Aroma is funky with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is funky and buttery with more citrus and spice.

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