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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Scratch #69 - More Helles, Less Bock is an easy-drinking lager that blurs the lines between Helles, Bock and Maibock styles. At 5.6% ABV, 21 IBU, and light straw color, Scratch #69 portrays itself as a Helles; but inside the glass lurks a more complex beer reminiscent of the Bock style. Aromatic toasted chestnuts and hints of honeysuckle flower present themselves before the first sip. After tasting More Helles, Less Bock you will immediately want more. The floor-malted barley gives an earthy flavor that pairs with the hints of bitterness from Tradition. The finish is sweet and malty, yet still refreshing; a light filtration adds bread notes at the end.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (3129) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Grainy Malts, Bready, Apple T: Pale Malts, Apple, Pear, Mild Biscuits M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Lightly Sweet Overall, a pretty nice helles lager with some of the mild maibock character, very interesting selection.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Really wanted to love this one but it just came off as uninspired - a fuck around beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a light golden yellow color with aromas of biscut, floral hops, peppercorns, and some tea. Flavors are the same, light spice thrown in as well, interesting hellerbock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JAN 3, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear unfiltered gold color with a small white head. Aroma of honeysuckle, barley and fruity malt. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11967) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Starts out more bock, than finishes more helles. Pleasant enough than finishes more drinkable. Medium yellow coloured body, a little lace. Good carbonation. Smooth, well rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle... Clear light-amber ale with a small, tight, white head. The nose is a malty, spicy marriage of tea biscuit and white pepper. Medium-bodied and thin with nearly-expired carbonation. True to style, the flavor is mostly sweet – honey malt - flanked by only a trace of hop bitterness. Finishes sweet and a bit tongue-numbing. I really don’t like Heller Bocks... or Notre Dame football. Bottle courtesy of growler!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (3196) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Draft @ the Ale House. Pours a light golden color with a finger or so of fizzy foam. Aromas are slightly bready pilsner malts mixed with some light fruity notes. On the palate its clean and refreshing and tastes just like it smells. a bit heavy on the mouthfeel due to a lack of carbonation but a decent session beer with a touch of noble hop bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (2021) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear apple juice color. Nice white head lasting a good time. Malty and some crisp hop on nose. Taste is crisp clean toffee sweet some apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (5909) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tap. Pours clear, pale gold with a trace of fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is straw, funk, citrus, bread malts, orange, and light grassy hops. Flavor is dry, sweet malt upfront with grassy notes and some funky fruit; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and grain malt with light spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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