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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Scratch #25-2009: Magical Moustache Rye: November is the month of the moustache (no lie). If you don’t believe us check out www.movember.org or take a look at all the scraggly caterpillars residing on the top lips of numerous Troegs employees. In honor of the completion of the Troegs Moustache-Growing Contest we give you Scratch #25-2009 - Magical Moustache Rye.

This mahogany ale packs a lingering, earthy hoppiness. The addition of more than 20% rye to the grain bill gives a creamy mouthfeel and hints of spice that compliment the bitterness of hops. Subtle fruitiness come through from the Bravo hops added during the boil, but the Cluster and Liberty varieties used in dry-hopping this beer are the true flavor drivers in this spicy ale. Dark in color and intense is flavor, Scratch 25-2009 finds true balance in a beer that could have easily gone way over the top. Enjoy.

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brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a thin layer of off-white foam. S: Time has not treated this one well. Acetone and solvent are the primary aromas. Very, very harsh and unpleasant. I can’t really even pick out anything else. T: The flavor is interestingly bland. Just a hint of acetone on the finish, but otherwise just some toast and bread. Maybe a little bit of rye, definitely a bit of lemon peel. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: Obviously well past its prime.

Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice amber color with a good white head and a nice amount of lacing. The nose brings some really great spicy notes as well as citrus and floral hops. The taste is definitely dominated by a good deal of citrus and floral notes along with some nice rye spice. Good mouthfeel between the hops and the rye. Drinks really, really nicely and is a great Troegs concoction. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 4.5 A: Clear, but a touch hazy orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy light tan head with great retention and tons of lacing. 4.0 S: Doughy, bready malts. Rye lends its spicy graininess, which is always nice. Earthy hops with a touch of pine. Very nice. 4.5 T: Decent bitter base. The spicy rye starts out strong and stays throughout. Malts are again a bit bready. There’s a soft caramel flavor. Earthy hops again. Best rye I’ve had. 4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation and plenty of creaminess. Smooth throughout. 4.5 D: This is a lot like their NN in that it’s fucking addictive. I’m pissed that I only got one growler. Troegs better add this to their lineup. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 01-16-2010 02:26:38

GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
355mL courtesy of noodleuser. Poured a clear, reddish amber with quite the healthy white head. Aroma is pretty much all candy corn. Taste is watery, dry, candy corn, voided seltzer water. No rye character whatsoever. 20% rye in the bill is even for very discerning palates nearly impossible to pick up.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some rye. Taste is moderately sweet, rye, some caramel. Medium body, light stickiness.

ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Rather light nose with a touch of citrus. Lightly sweet, light bitterness, some rye and caramel, a touch of dark fruit. Meh.

Travlr (25771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Deep golden color. Aroma of pine resin. Taste is pumpernickler, licorice. Interesting.

nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to soulforpeanuts. Great rusty reddish-amber color with a two-finger light beige head and great lacing. Spicy rye aroma with piney hop notes and caramel malt. The flavor is slight sweet caramel and lots of rye and a good hop presence. Maybe a little oxidized due to age, but still tasty. Pretty average on the mouthfeel with medium carbonation and body. Good beer, but not quite one of my favorites from Troegs.

DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Firkin at CAH. POurs turbid ruby coppery w 1f off white head. Nose is big rye malt, hopcitrus, vinous fruit. Tastes of caramel malt, fruit, hopbacky hops, rye. Rich, complex, and thoroughly enjoyable.

shigadeyo (3764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010

1/28/2010: Troegs Scatch 25-2009... Aroma: Bright pine and orange hops. Appearance: Coppery gold color; transparent; short-lived beige-ish head; ample carbonation. Flavor: Hoppy and somewhat floral; big, lingering bitterness; maybe a slight metallic quality; spicy, dry finish. Palate: Medium-light body; crisp and clean. Overall: Quite good; wasn’t sure what to expect but I was quite satisfied.

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #25 for this beer.

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