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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This Export Lager features a single stage decoction—a first for Tröegs Brewery. After combining barley and water we transfer a portion of the mash to the brew kettle for a quick boil. The heated mash is then returned to the mash kettle and the brewing process continues. This process deepens the malt character and adds a subtle toffee backbone to this delicious lager.

We’ve added Magnum hops for bittering and Czech Saaz hops for aroma to create a classic European Noble hop flavor.

Scratch #6-2007 is unfiltered, so there will be a slight haze to the beer.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. I’ve seen a lot of great looking beers and this is as good as any of them when poured into a Hennepin glass. Gold with a thick, white head. Aroma is bread with a hint of lemon, like a cupcake. Flavor is a great mix of zesty citrus and pineapple. Nice light flavor makes this a really refreshing beer. Bravo!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle sampled. Pours golden with a decent size white head. Aroma of fruit, citrus, and biscuit. The flavor is sweet, honey, fruit, citrus, biscuit, and a mild bitter finish. The most disappointing scratch brew i had yet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2008
Pours a clear, light golden-straw color. A small, foamy, snow-white head settles to a thin blacket, leaving some jagged flares of lacing behind. The nose shows a light, malty background of sugar glazed biscuit. Accompanying the malt is a creamy, lemon chiffon note, as well as some perfumy, floral hops. The flavor follows the same theme, with the lemon adding a nice crispness that cuts through the lightly toasted, sweet malt. Light bodied but creamy, finishing clean and slightly floral. A very delicate brew that is masterfully executed. Would make for an excellent session brew. This one really took some skill.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
Pours amber with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, apples, some honey, tea. Tastes of dry malt, biscuits, some citrussy hints, touches of pepper, some fading bitterness at the end. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma was lemons and a bit of honey. Flavor was grainy with some more lemon and honey to round it off. Slightly bitter finish, very clean. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2008
A bottle conditioned lager, or at least a very unfiltered one, certainly a rarity these days. The beer pours with a frothy, almost three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear light copper, gold color. Aromas of sweet grain and lightly herbal hops make up the lions share of the aroma at first. Aromas of light honey, soft lemon zest, fresh cut hay and herbal wildflower notes are noticeable and if you dig around for it dry grain / malt notes start to come into play. These last, contribute aromatics reminiscent of soda crackers, fresh crushed grain, and clean bread crumb (the portion of the bread that is not crust).

The beer has a nice biting character to it up front that is both a combination of the reasonable carbonation and noticeable hop bitterness. The hop bitterness is found throughout the flavor profile including through to a long, clean finish. A substantial, herbal hop note runs through the middle of each sip contributing a sort of mix of light menthol and perhaps a touch of resinous herb like character. Towards the start of the finish flavors of lemon zest (Saaz hops) and honey-like malt / sweet grain character are found and provide some counterpoint to the more dominant hop flavors. As the beer warms up a bit some chewy grain flavors start to be a bit more noticeable. This is of course fairly light, but it still has quite a bit more heft than your standard macro lager (more flavor too).

An easy drinking beer that perhaps would be better suited to the warmer months, but who am I to complain, I think it got to 80°F / 27°C here today. This is definitely beer that I was exited to drink though and it certainly has not disappointed. The Magnum hops seem to have contributed a bit of roughness / slight astringency to the flavor of this beer, but it is still quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden, with a big, frothy white head. Sweet aroma, with doughy malt character some mild saaz hops at the finish. Flavor is sweet malt and grain initially, which are then joined by floral, slightly herbal hops for the finish. Not as exciting as some of the other beers in the Scratch series, but it’s still pretty flavorful.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Date: 01/25/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy dark gold, wispy wiste head,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor with a light ceral character and lots of floral hops,
Overall: sweet cereal malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, nice floral bitterness, lasting light bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2380) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle, Hazy golden pour with bready bitter hop aroma. Taste is the same but with a dry finish. It was ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange gold in color with a white head. Aroma, biscuits, doughy malts, floral and fruity notes. Flavor, bready malts, some sweetness, light floral hops, and some medium bitterness to it. Crisp, light finish, refreshing. Pretty solid brew.


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