Tröegs Scratch 86

Formerly brewed at Tröegs Brewing Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
7.3% Weizen Bock | 3 Ratings | 21 IBU | Series Seasonal |
Thanks to an epic Mayan fail, our Scratch Beer series continues into 2013! We kick off the new year with the return to a style that can be traced all the way back to – if memory serves us correctly – Scratch #7. Scratch Beer scholars may also remember when we revisited the Weizenbock for Scratch #57, but threw caution to the wind by adding cocoa powder, vanilla beans, and a variety of berries into the mix. This time around, we’re keeping things simple. Our take on this classic Bavarian wheat beer incorporates 50% malted wheat (German law requires that a Weizenbier, regardless of strength, must utilize at least 50% wheat) and German Northern Brewer hops. The result is our interpretation of a style steeped in the rich heritage of traditional German brewing. Prost!

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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