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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Scratch #69 - More Helles, Less Bock is an easy-drinking lager that blurs the lines between Helles, Bock and Maibock styles. At 5.6% ABV, 21 IBU, and light straw color, Scratch #69 portrays itself as a Helles; but inside the glass lurks a more complex beer reminiscent of the Bock style. Aromatic toasted chestnuts and hints of honeysuckle flower present themselves before the first sip. After tasting More Helles, Less Bock you will immediately want more. The floor-malted barley gives an earthy flavor that pairs with the hints of bitterness from Tradition. The finish is sweet and malty, yet still refreshing; a light filtration adds bread notes at the end.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
On tap at Max’s. Pours a mostly clear gold with a thin white head. Faint grain on the nose. Medium bodied, grainy, almost catty. Musky, grain and toast. Faint musk, hints of yeast and grain. Long musk, yeast, grain on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5064) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
12 oz bottle, from brewery. Pours a clear dark gold body with a small frothy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is slightly sweet malt with some bready and crackery notes. Some nice light flowery hop notes add a little bit of complexity. The flavor is pretty solid as well, on the lighter side as far as a Helles Bock goes in the malt department. It does make it a bit more drinkable and refreshing though. Nice slight honey sweetness throughout with just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer, especially for the heat of summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4161) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
12 oz bottle from Capones. Poured a medium to thicker clear burnt orange body under an average sized fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet, lots of grape and raisin, along with along with dough and some flowers. Medium to fuller bodied with average to softer carbonation, a chewy syrupy body that finishes dry. Flavor isn’t as sweet as the aroma with notes of honey topped bread, nut shells, earth, grains, white grapes. Solid offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
From tap at Churchkey. Pours clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light phenolic and caramelish. Sweet malty, caramelish and light phenolic. Dry malty and yeasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (4925) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was lager malt and yeast notes, grain character. Flavor was fruity, with grain and caramel notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4oz pour is a clear, dark gold with some cloudy white head. Nose is nice, pear, yeasty, hay, grass, wheat, root vegetables. Nice flavor, parsnip, carrot, pear, apple, grass, wheat, yeast. Clean, slightly slick finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours translucent deep golden with 1-finger white head. Nose is bready pale malt, hops citrus fruit, florals, honey. Tastes on the sweet side, with up front pale malt and honey, mid-palate hops, citrus, and florals, and a finishing heavy honey hit on the palate. The whole thing comes together beautifully.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheChampion (114) - Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a clear yellow with an average-sized white head. Malty, bready nose with a bit of caramel. Malty, caramel taste associated with the Helles style. Very smooth body.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Average, nothing special about this beer. Didn’t get any of the early flavor of hints of bitterness advertised. Tasted far better than a mass produced lager, but really just tasted like a lager by any other microbrewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of floral, straw/hay, toasted grains, and some bread. Tastes of caramel, some fruitiness, nuts, and grains.


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