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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Our second foray into the white ale world comes with a little less and a little more from our first endeavor. We’ve reduced the gravity a bit to lower the ABV but dramatically increased the pepper and coriander, as well as adding locally-grown, organic unmalted winter wheat. The coriander, sweet and bitter orange peel, black pepper and star anise were added to the hopback to intensify these diverse flavors. With a dense haze from the unmalted wheat and a foamy white head, Scratch #47 incorporates citrus and spicy aroma notes with a hint of licorice from the star anise. The spices are offset by a doughy taste and the Lachouffe yeast gives a cidery finish. Enjoy!
O.G.: 12.7 Plato Alcohol by Volume: 4.2%
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 10
Malt: Pils, Wheat, Unmalted Wheat, local organic Oats
Yeast: Lachouffe/Ardennes
Hops: Magnum,Saaz
Codename: Wit (or Witout) Two


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle pour with a nice white head. Hazy yellow. Nice classic Belgian spices. Refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle-shared by hbmason-pours hazy yellow with an offwhite head. Aroma is clove, 2nd light malt. As it warms, some banana. Taste is clove/lemon, 2nd light malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottled. Poured hazy, pale golden with a dense whitish head. The aroma picked up tangy white pepper, coriander, and orange zest over soft bready malts.. nice hint of anise on the back of the nose.. really well done. The flavor found bready and red wheaty notes at the core.. coriander, white pepper, and some definite LaChouffe yeast around.. well-carbonated and tangy on the spicy finish, along with orange zest and just a faint hit of anise. Lighter-bodied with a bit too much carbonation on the palate.. good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Draft. Milky in appearance. This pour looked like someone pissed in a glass of milk. White and yellow swirling everywhere. Doughy, yeasty scent. The palate was watery light with a dull texture. The taste was more doughiness with an earthy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is heavy coriander, spices, and wheat. Easy palate, flavor is heavy wheat, dried fruits, spices, ans a fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin from Grape and Gourmet. Thanks Kevin! Hazed gold with a medium white head. Strong citrus and yeast in the aroma along with soft spice, bubblegum and wheat. Taste is big banana and bubblegum with wheat notes, citrus, yeast, soft spice and sweet malt. Body is light and refreshing with a medium bubbly carbonation. Touch of peppery spice towards the finish along with dusty yeast, wheat notes, softer citrus, banana, light bubblegum, and sweet malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
orangesol (680) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Served on-tap at the Troegs tasting room. A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a frothy one finger tall white head, dissipating down to almost nothing, leaving spotty lacing down the glass. S - Smells of spicy black pepper, coriander seeds, bananas, orange peel, and the ever present bready wheat. I know they put anise in this one but I really don’t get much of it. T - Starts off with quite a bit of chewy wheat quickly giving way to a mix of peppery spice, orange rind, and coriander. I see they added some star anise to this one as well but I really don’t detect it very much. The finish is a mix of light spice and chewy wheat, lingering on the pallet for quite awhile. M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Chewy, spicy, feel that lingers on the pallet for some time after the finish. O - Pretty good wit. The combination of low ABV and lighter flavors have really made this one quite drinkable. I still don’t like wit’s all that much but this one was pretty good none the less.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle. Not quite cloudy enough for the style but not totally clear. Medium-thick white head, really nice retention. Heavy on the banana esters, much more hefe yeast qualities than wit. Same in the flavor, really offputting when viewed in context. Objectively, it’s not bad. Clean and nicely spiced with a great texture. I don’t know quite how to analyze something calling itself something else, but it’s not a bad beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of wheat, slight lemon, spice, light coriander, pepper, and clove. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small, white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of wheat, spices, slight banana, clove, nutmeg, and yeast. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Wheat, spice, yeast finish is lightly dry and lightly sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a semi-cloudy yellow golden color with a finger-thick fizzy white head. Aroma of lemon citrus, wheat, coriander, pale malts, orange peel, and a bit of soap. Flavor follows suit, with herbal hops, lemon-lime citrus, pale and sweet malts, coriander, wheat, candi sugar, and bread. Light-medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a smooth, citrusy, bready mouthfeel. Nice wit.


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