Tröegs Scratch 102

Brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
8.2% Scotch Ale | 3 Ratings | 45 IBU |
Another debut in our Scratch Beer series, this hearty brew takes its inspiration from the strong, malty ales originally produced in Scotland. In the early 19th century, Scotch whiskey drinkers were well aware of the quality of malt produced in Scotland, and the burgeoning whiskey market presented an abundance of barley. In turn, brewers decided to brew ales with very high malt bills, thus yielding the strong, malty, and sweet flavors that have become hallmarks of the style. By the mid-19th century, Edinburgh was acknowledged as one of the foremost brewing cities in the world, a fact that any Scotsman would be honored to flaunt. Just ask anyone of Scottish descent, and they’ll proudly tell you this: “If it’s not Scottish, it’s CRAP!”

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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
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Liquid
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Head
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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.

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

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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