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Scratch Beer 30 - 2010 (Jerman Bock) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

56 Reviews
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Reviews: 56
Hads: 63
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Deuane on 05-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 56 | Hads: 63
Photo of juhl31
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-a fine cloudy orange brown color. thin white head, but it's sticking around for the most part

-lots of good fruits in the sniff. apple for sure, maybe a hint of citrus and nana. some kind of harsh tobacco smell in there too for some reason as it warms a bit

-sweet, but some solid bitterness in there. like a grapefruit that was burnt a little.

-very crisp and a decent dryness to it with a little bite

-it is quite drinkable for the style. i have definitely had better, but on the other hand, i have had worse too. overall, i like drinking it (549 characters)

Photo of chaz01
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle I found in my refrigerator from a recent trip to PA. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Medium to deep amber color, with a thick creamy white head that leaves lots of lacing.

S: Picked up some grassy hop aromas along with some honey and bread flavors. Also picking up some earthy tobacco smells as well.

T: A little sweet and peppery notes up front before some bitter hops takes over in the middle. Lots of bready malt flavors throughout to balance things up. Very nice.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated.

D: This beer has done well sitting for 6 months -- I don't recall enjoying it as much as I when I first got it. Nice sipping beer on a cold winter night (like tonight) or would go well with a hearty stew. (734 characters)

Photo of danadeny
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a orange / brown body and a nice bubbly frothy head. Smells lightly of orange zest - fruity. A hint of mustyness from the yeast, sweet malt. Overal tast is lighter than i expected, a bit peppy. From the traditional style i would expect a heavy malt presence. Sweet and zesty up front, mellow in the middle with a hint of orange, and the hop finish is zesty grapefuit, soapy bitter, but just enough to balance the beer. This is not a hop head beer (thank god). Mouthfeel is watery, slightly oily / slick. Good carbonation as it flows. Dinkability is good, you could finish a six pack in a night and not be upset about it. (626 characters)

Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Town Hall Brewery globe on August 11th 2011.

Pours a very beautiful honey color with hues of amber and red. Head is huge and then leaves no lacing. I wish this had more lacing but other then that its spot on.

Smell is of sweet malts of course and then a lot of lemon peel. Smells great.

Taste is... Wow so sweet! Tons of honey sweetness and then some hop citrus but holy crap is that sweet. Great taste even after several months of being sent to me the citrus balances. I wish I had it fresh.

Mouthfeel is medium. The tangy taste is present on the end of the pallet but its a great weight.

Overall this is an excellent. Oh so sweet and tasty for the style. Great job. (686 characters)

Photo of Kolsch
4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle. No other information on bottle except explanation of Scratch Series and that this was a bock.

Appearance: fluffy white head and semi clear color. Looks very inviting though for a bock thought the head was a bit too much.

Smell: very minimal smell, detected some slight bread and hops but nothing over the top.

Taste: Exceptional right off the bat. Starts off on a minimal sweet note and dives right into a dryness from the hops. Extremely refreshing and could not detect this was 7% abv. Hops nor malt dominated one over the other that is what makes a great Helles/Bock. A very good representation of the style as I think this is one of the harder styles to nail down. Puts many good German Bocks to shame.

Overall: I rate this right up there with Stoudts Maibock which I think is one of the most under appreciated beers they make. (849 characters)

Photo of TheGordianKnot
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into imperial pint glass...

A- Dark golden orange with a two finger off white head. Large bubbles and nice lacing.

S- Strong sweet honey aroma with a cracker like backing to the sweetness. Very malty.

T/M- Bready, biscuity, and sweet. Soft delicate hops contribute a little balance. A little too heavy for the flavor profile. Has a hidden medicinal off flavor- potentially too much alcohol? The lingering flavor is a very interesting subtle tobacco. Well balanced body, Medium carbonation.

O- Not bad. Considering this may be a bit past it's prime, it's still holding up alright. Glad I got to try this thanks to ShadesOfGray! (637 characters)

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Scratch Beer 30 - 2010 (Jerman Bock) from Tröegs Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.