Tröegs Scratch 107

Brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
5.4% Saison | 3 Ratings | 26 IBU |
Here at Tröegs, we love competition and friendly rivalries among our co-workers. Every two years, we host a homebrew competition called The Metal Brewer. In November 2012, a five-man team of assorted miscreants amazed a panel of local celebrity judges with an inspiring presentation, thus earning the privilege to brew its award-winning beer on our Scratch system. Dubbed “Beet It,” this Saison was brewed with 50lbs. of fresh local beets from Strites’ Orchard and an abundance of black peppercorn. Spicy, earthy and tingly on the palate, “Beet It” displays a pleasant pinkish hue, thanks to a special red beet purée added during the fermentation process. Beer aside, “Beet It” also draws inspiration from the immortal lyrics of the King of Pop; a phrase adopted by the team as its mantra, because in the end, “no one wants to be defeated.”

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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.

Sweet
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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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