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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 21, 2012
These guys never dissapoint in their scratch series brews. I always seek them out. This one was a nice fest brew worth the time and money

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of caramel, nutty notes, grain, herbal hops. The taste is caramel, burnt sugar, herbal hops. Lingering bitterness, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Served on-tap at the brewery. A - Pours deep amber orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down parts of the glass. S - Smells of rich german malts, caramel, light spice and a nice earthy hop aroma. Smells like the typical Märzen with a little extra hop zip to it. T - Starts off with plenty of the typical Märzen flavors. Hints of caramel, mildly toasted bready grains, dash of spice and some nice earthy hop bitterness. The malt to hops ratio is pretty good, hops grow a little strong toward the end of glass. M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel with a lightly bitter finish, not lingering on the palate for very long. O - Over the last few years I have found myself looking forward to the scratch Märzen and this years did not disappoint. It still tastes like a classic Märzen but with a little extra pop. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Classic marzen until the finish when those 35 IBUS come through. Less sweet than several American versions of the style but level of sweetness on par with the German ones I have had. If you’re a purist you may not care for the finish. Worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Copper body with thin lasting head. Flavor starts with toasted malts quickly followed by crisp hops. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Pours somewhat clear amber with a smaller gray head. The aroma brings some sweet malty, bready notes, almost floral and soft in the nose. The flavor brings wheat like malty flavors and some pure yeast on a crispy body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (365) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12195) - Escondido, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1460) - 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

   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.

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