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RATINGS: 107   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a diminished white head. Mild spiced and light earthy aroma. Spiced cardemomme dense flavoured with a mild wheaty note. Ends spiced and floral. Light yeasty note into the far finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2008
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with fruity notes of peaches. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of fruit - again peaches being stronges, but also notes of ginger. Thanks Storm for sharing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Hazy yellow with tiny floating impurities and a small white head. Very sweetish spicy and floral aroma. Medium body, a little low in carbonation with plenty of coriander and floral notes. Almost no bitterness. 201008

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Blonde with a slight haze. Herbal, juniper nose...not much malts. Fruity juniper berry character with only a hint of malt. You’d NEVER know they ran it through a hopback full of juniper berries. Good flavour - I do like juniper. But it could do with a bit more malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by yarrow and ginger becoming more fragrant as it warms with notes of orange peel, banana, light coriander, juniper, and perfume. The flavor carries much from the aroma with the yarrow and ginger then leading deeper with cinnamon, light citrus, juniper, and nutmeg. Enjoyable!

Nice experiment with the yarrow, which in my opinion turned out much better than Fluxus. Would not be surprised to see more experimentation of yarrow as a substitute for hops in Belgian influenced beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks mj) Small off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bubblegum, straw, some orange, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, bubblegum, orange, alcohol, light berry. Some alcohol burn. Sticky medium-full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-12oz bottle-pours a white head with bubbles and cloudy yellow/gold color. Aroma is fruit, light malt. Taste is sweet light malt, fruit, spice hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
A: The beer pours a pale, cloudy golden orange color with a small white head. S: Lots of really sweet malt and sugar with a little bit of orange peel. A light spiciness, clove and coriander for the most part, and yeast. Some bread, but mostly sugary sweetness. T: Like with the nose, big time sugar flavor/sweetness. A bit of the juniper comes through, but there is plenty of spice and yeast. Some bread and a bit of alcohol come through. M: Light to medium in body with medium carbonation. O: The alcohol flavor is a bit off-putting, but pretty good overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: hazy dark yellow, wispy white head,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of peppery spicyness,
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor, touch of fruity character, lots of balancing spicyness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Hazy golden with tiny white head. Sweet ans spicy aroma with floral notes. Sweet spicy flavour with caramel notes.


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