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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.


3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and grain malt with light spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9387) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle... Clear light-amber ale with a small, tight, white head. The nose is a malty, spicy marriage of tea biscuit and white pepper. Medium-bodied and thin with nearly-expired carbonation. True to style, the flavor is mostly sweet – honey malt - flanked by only a trace of hop bitterness. Finishes sweet and a bit tongue-numbing. I really don’t like Heller Bocks... or Notre Dame football. Bottle courtesy of growler!

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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Starts out more bock, than finishes more helles. Pleasant enough than finishes more drinkable. Medium yellow coloured body, a little lace. Good carbonation. Smooth, well rounded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a thin fizzy off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma of grainy malts with a bit of caramel. The taste is toasted malts, caramel, grain and a faint herbal hop finish. Medium bodied, well balanced and refreshing. Simple, but nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8016) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Really wanted to love this one but it just came off as uninspired - a fuck around beer.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5085) - 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.


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