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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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Revisiting Scratch #3, we take the same Tripel recipe, add beet and cane sugars to the kettle, and run the wort through our hopback brimming with juniper berries, coriander and yarrow flowers.

Inspired by the herbaceous nose of gin, the berries and flowers give a slight pine/citrus aroma with floral undertones. Scratch #8 has a dry, yeasty finish and noticeable alcohol warming when consumed.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
12oz, no date from Dickinsonbeer and the Mystery Swap 3.0--thanks Paul. Clear amber yellow with a minimal white head. Definite herbal and peppery aromas--much like a saison. Pretty yeasty with some banana notes and candi sugar sweetness, though overall pretty dry with what I can only guess is the juniper berries. Flavor up front is banana and the juniper, with some coriander and peppery notes following behind. Some honey’s also noted. Bone dry finish with bitterness peaking at a 2-3. Light carbonation with a full body. Pretty decent, actually

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle (Thanks to Bu11zeye). Poured a cloudy yellow with minimal white head. Aroma of Ginger and Citris. Sweet flavor of strong ginger, citris, and light notes of bannana & cinnamon. Medium carbonation with medium-full body. Good stuff!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. Deep golden in color with no head. Malty fruity spicy aroma. Banana and clove notes. No herbs here. Its more like a hefeweiss. Malty and spicy flavor. Peppery and clove notes. Sweet tasting. Finish is hoppy. Ok beer. Drinkable. This beer is nothing like the description though.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. Hardly any head even with a hard pour. Gold color. You would swear by aroma only it was some sort of imperial hefe, with plenty of spice and banana. Flavor is bubblegum and coriander with a bit of sulfur. Sticky and sweet with a dash of cinnamon and black pepper. This beer is a train wreck, in the fact that it’s a spicy tripel and way too sweet and hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 30, 2008
Bonus 12oz bottle from Egajdzis. Thanks Eric! and a special thank you to Troegs for making this beer 10.1% instead of 10%, so I can tick off another >10% beer. Yellow color. Plastic, corriander aroma, I originally mistook for Brett phenolics. Mild carbonation. Kind of soapy aroma. Sweetish. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle: pours a slightly hazy, yellowish color with a thin lacing of white head around the edge of the glass, aroma is spicy, citrus and honey, taste is sweet honey, a little bit of the spice in the finish, it’s pretty hard to believe this is a 10% ABV. Glad I got to try it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Floral, soapy and mildly spicy on the nose. A definite amount of spiced honey sweetness. Some dryer, hay like yeast in the background as well. Actually, balanced nicely between sweet and spicy. Pours hazy gold with a thin ring of a white head. Coriander dominates with the juniper becoming quite noticeable on the finish. Rightly spicy with a nice amount of sweet malt, zesty hops and spicy yeast to round out. Medium bodied with a lasting zesty finish. Thanks Seth!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2008
Acquired via trade from acrdz...THANKS AGAIN MIKE!!! Nice 14-karat hazy pour with an extremely small cotton head, this beer completely hides the outrageous alcohol content...not sure where it went!!! Can definitely taste the influence of the juniper berries and coriander (though not as much as in AleSmith’s Horny Devil). Spicy, sweet, and interesting. Would love to try something else from this brewery!!!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to Dickinsonbeer, thanks buddy. Pours a very hazy golden/orange with a small to average size white frothy head. Spicey peppery aroma, so spicey it has almost a mint effect...some coriander, sugar and floral notes as well. Average to thin bodied with strong carbonation. Flavor is actually a step down from the aroma and dominated by white pepper, coriander, grain and fruit rind. I think this beer has just a little too much going on, sort of like paying for a blindfolded, handcuffed to the bed around the world with the super bonus ending.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2008
Pours yellow/gold. Aroma is mostly spices. Flavor is also spice dominated, with some malt, sugar, and oranges in there too. A very wild and interesting beer.


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