SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
A- Body is a quite cloudy pale dark golden yellow hue. The cloudiness is dense and uniform. Pours with a 1 finger or so foamy white head which eventually fades to a thin collar but some lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Floral hops and a crisp hop bitterness are the highlights of the nose. Behind this is a light hint of pale malt and roasted vegetables.
T- Flavor is very similar to the smell-but not as bright and exciting. Flovor profile is pretty much typical maibock. Floral hops are dominant with a sweet pale malt backbone. The finish has a slight hop bitterness and mild alcohol presence-but other than that is pretty clean.
M- Medium to high tingly carbonation and a light yet full, crisp, drinkable lager body.
D- Aweswome job, as usual, by Troegs. This is a very nice, hoppy, crisp version of the style. Troegs once again-supports the thesis that Troegs is my favorite brewery. The scratch beer series is phenomenal-I wish I lived close enough to the brewry to not trade for these.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-08-2010 02:12:17
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a copper bruin body with a white head and mild retention. Mild fruity body with some hints of sweet toned lagered notes. Caramel and fruit malt tones. Dry with a hint of ash and minerals. Citrus, some light bread and wheat notes. A decent offering. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
In short: A full bodied and tangy maibock style beer. Nourishing and refreshinghophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2010
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh soon after the beer release. Split three-way
The look: cloudy orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is pleasantly tangy with also fresh wheat-like cereals. Smells like an orange muffin. Taste has biscuit malts, tangerines, clementines, soft cookies, a touch of honey, doughy yeast. Body feels nourishing and the beer is very refreshing. This was a really nice underrated beer imho. I’m not saying that the following Tröegs Scratch beers are not good, maybe it is just the young rebel in me, but I don’t trust any Scratch over 30.
Bottle purchased from the brewery in early August. Amber in color with a small/medium head and moderate carbonation. Aroma has caramelized malts - caramel and light brown sugar, some citrus, bread, and grain. Taste is malty, with caramel, moderately grainy, medium bodied - hop presence is moderate with some citrus and floral hops...lightly soapy, finishes with some lingering malt and a medium hop bitterness. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of mango, melon, burnt husk, and grain. Flavor of burnt grain, grass, honey, and light citrus with a dry, bitter finish.
deyholla (12021) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a hazy gold with an amber hue and a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was full of sweet grains and breads with a bit of a caramel note as well. Flavor was similar and the caramel really came out in the finish. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottled. Poured near-clear medium golden with a tall, fluffy cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up honey and citrus fruity sweetness with accents of deeper sugars and karo syrup.. almost malt likka-ey with strong sugars and boozage.. too heavy-handed for my liking. The flavor found sweet corn, honey, and pale malty sugars at the core.. sharp boozage, lemon bitterness, and residual sugars on the edges.. finished sharp with sugars and booze over non-descript and adjuncty malts. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. too sharp in a lot of places, and the components didn’t seem to go together.. an unfortunate miss. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Caramel malt and light dried fruit aroma. Sweet malt and light abv on the flavor. Fizzy medium bodied beer. pretty good nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to vingio311. Pours a very cloudy golden color with a one-finger white head that lasts. The aroma is pretty nice. Pale and caramel malts are evident, as well as some grainy notes and citrusy and earthy hops. The flavor is also very solid, mildly sweet with bready and caramel notes, somewhat grainy, with a big hop bite considering the style. Fairly earthy. Medium-bodied for a heller bock, with soft carbonation and a smooth palate. Great for the style. A winner from Tröegs in my opinion. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Sample at the Hawai’i Admission Day tasting from a bottle thanks to grownfool. Hazy orange, beige head. Aroma is grainy, light corn. Taste is more husky, grain.