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Tröegs Scratch 73

Tröegs Scratch 73
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
To commemorate the annual German tradition of Oktoberfest, Tröegs unveils Scratch #73 – 2012, an OkTröegerFest, if you will. This rich, pumpkin-colored lager goes against the grain by boasting a fairly hefty hop presence for the style, giving the flavor a moderate bitter twist while still maintaining the classic malt character that you’ve come to expect from a traditional Fest Bier. ABV% is 5.5% and IBU is 35. BARLEY - Pils, Munich, Melanoidin, Special B The generous amounts of Pils and Munich malt add a fairly substantial body and a slightly darker coloration compared to traditional fest biers, while the Melanoidin malt enhances the aroma of the beer and beefs up the malt profile without adding too much residual sweetness. HOPS - Magnum, Tradition, Saaz Magnum hops add a crisp bitterness, while the Tradition and Saaz hops impart slight spicy and earthy notes. YEAST - House Lager Our house Lager yeast imparts the classic dry, bready finish that is indicative of the Fest style. Get your lederhosen out of the closet for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11055) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tap. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with light earthy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Draft at CAH. Pours mostly clear with some head that leaves lacing. nose is bready aldehydes. virst sip is sweet brown malt with just a touch of saaz hops, finish is clean with mild ester quality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. Nose is primarily toasted bread, a little bit of fruity esters, and some floral and earthy hops. A light yeast note and a mild sweetness. The flavor has a bit of a stale bread note to it. Some toast, a bit of earthy hops, mild fruit esters, light bitterness, and a bit of metal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (794) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Copper color in the glass with minimal white head. Fairly malty profile. Bready, nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12508) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Snallygaster, draft. Crystal clear amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, bread. taste is moderately sweet, caramel, bread, some lager yeast, light cherry. Light-medium body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (645) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Pours a clear orange with a 1-finger foamy white head. Smells of caramel, bread, floral - subdued smells. Taste is sweet and bitter, bread, honey, crisp hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours copper color with persistent white head and some lace. Aroma is spice, resin, earthy. Taste mild bitterness, malts, sweetness, well carbonated, sticky and dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3536) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Pours clear amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma is lightly fruity with some caramel and dry leaves...bit of tea. Flavor follows suit with some nice earthy hops for balance. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is earthy/malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (278) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Pours a dark copper color with a slightly off-white head. Somewhat sweet aroma with some spice and hop notes. Medium bodied. Sweet and toasty flavor with heavier than average hop presence than what I am used to with Oktoberfests. Sweet and bitter with just a touch of a dry finish. Well worth a try. Good job Troegs!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
A nice fall brew. Has a nice faint spice aroma. Bit of a toasty grain flavor with some caramel and a bit of hops, good drink

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