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Scratch Beer #30 - 2010 by Troegs Brewing Company
Bock
7.00 % ABV


 
Review by younger35 on 08/26/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 16 4 8 0
Thanks much from StormKing47 & Stakem for generously sending a bottle of this my way. Drank from my Surly AHA Tally pint glass while grilling and listening to Kings of Leon.

Appearance- Pours a surprisingly light yellowish orange with a small half finger white head. A pretty decent bright white small cap remains most of the beer along with a touch of lacing.
Smell- Not surprisingly malty BUT very surprisingly fresh and perfumey smelling. A touch of lilac or lavender shines through and is really a pleasant surprise. Lightly cracker like as well with a light whiff of nuts.
Taste- Very floral in my mouth with a light fruitiness and nice cleanness. Very unique tasting as the malt is definitely there, it just sort of takes a backseat to the flowery sort of hop. It’s all just really acclimated well. A bit of bubblegum on the finish with a light nutty linger.
Mouthfeel- Very aggressive carbonation with a medium body and spot on feel.
Drinkability- Not really all that bock like but it's damn good! Not a huge lager fan what-so-ever but this is really surprisingly good. It’s definitely hoppy for a Bock but it all works so well. Finally an above average beer in the Scratch series. It’s been too long since I’ve ran into one! Thanks much Josh and Adam!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by BeerTruth on 08/19/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 2 10 18 4 9 2010
Another Scratch brew from number1bum on BA.

Pours a stunning hazy deep sunset brown with a full two finger off-white fluffy head. Legs grasp to the sides of the glass, not crazy all over the place, but enough to make this a very solid looking brew. Aroma is very pleasant...nutty, slight citrus, and a touch of woodiness. Bready malt and earthy tones in the nose as well. Taste follows suit very well. The sweet caramel malt takes center stage up front followed by a nice apricot zest. Some dirty hops and more bready malt finish this one off on the tongue. Great balance overall, just how I like my lagers. For 7%, this beer is much too easy to drink. The body is just about perfect, smooth, creamy, and pretty full in the mouth. VERY glad I have a six pack of this because I will definitely be enjoying the rest of them rather soon. Another unexpected beauty in the Scratch series.

Served In: Pint Glass

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