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

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89
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.75%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 05-18-2010)
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pokal. Thanks to Deuane for sending Tröegs goodness my way. It's been a while since this came out, but the bottle has been in my fridge since I got it. Unfortunately, I'm trying this much later than I would have liked to.

The pour is a golden orange. A little more than a finger of dense white foam retains well and sticks very nicely.

The smell is mostly sweet, like honey and oranges. There's some bready malt. I imagine the sweet orange scent is what remains of a former citric hop aroma. At this point, it's a lot of bread and fruit.

The flavor follows, although there is a very light, soft hop bitterness that survived that does a little to balance out the sweetness. There's also a spicy, peppery kind of flavor.

Medium body. It's certainly bubbly, but not too much. Noticeable alcohol in the finish, but that's to be expected. Not the easiest drinker, but there are some nice flavors. I wish I could have tried this fresh, but I don't think time ruined it. It's still tasty, which I've come to expect from Tröegs.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 02:53:25 | More by Gyle41386
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ShadesOfGray

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my De Dolle large snifter/tulip glass. Pours a very light copper color, clear at first...but hazes out towards the final part of the pour. What a great head and lacing! Very large frothy white haed that has excelent retention! The lacing is also fabulous! Leaves complete patchy and sticky froth all over the glass that just doesn't seem like it wants to go anywhere...and lasts the entire drink!

Aroma is good but mild, yeasts and malty for sure. Mild sweetness, but somewhat stale. Overall though, a pretty average bock aroma.

Flavor is very decent! A little sharp bite, but compiled with the sweetness from the bock-like features. Sweet notes throughout...caramel and mild booze warmth. Malty, medium body, high carbonation. A decent drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 01:22:40 | More by ShadesOfGray
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 20:30:40 | More by TheGordianKnot
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mrandypandy

Georgia

2.88/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle received as an extra. Many thanks to Jwiss22 and StormKing47.

A- Pours a beautiful copper/orange with a thin white head. Minimal lacing.
S- Sugary, slightly sweet. Notes of cotton candy with alcohol peaking through. Meh.
T- Slight malty sweetness. Very watered-down and weak. Not much going on.
M - Medium to light body, cabonated. Really, really over-carbonated, to the point of being "spritzy".
D- Low. The watered-down taste and over-carbonation don't make for a great brew.

Overall, a big disappointment. Reminds me of drinking a bock that's been cut with seltzer water. I'll stick with Troegs better offerings (all the other ones).

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 01:15:33 | More by mrandypandy
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krisandajt

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not exactly my favorite of styles, but I'll give it a shot...

Appearance: Poured from the bottle into my DFH Ale Glass, the beer is a very cloudy light copper color. Despite my easy pour, there's over 2 inches worth of slow fading, thick creamy white head.

Smell: The smell is sweet, with a nice grassy sort of hop character to it. Rather light and refreshing.

Taste: I'll admit, this is not a style that I am particularly fond of...but this is good! The taste is light and sweet, and there's just enough of the grassy and spicy hop character to balance this brew out. Not what I expected at all. This beer is really hitting the spot on this warm summer afternoon.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation, light to medium body. Very refreshing.

Drinkability: This is a damn tasty beer, and a welcome relief for this hot summer afternoon. I really wish that I had more than a single bottle. Definitely recommend, try it if you can get it.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 20:49:30 | More by krisandajt
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curasowa

New York

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6-pack of the latest scratch beer from the brewery while in PA for a wedding. Pours a sl. cloudy, golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head with nice retention. Big malty aroma with some grassy and bready hints punctuated by some sharpness from the carbonation. Taste follows suite to the aroma, with big malt flavor, on the sweet side with hints of caramel and toffee. The finish is lingering and goes out with some nice bitterness that cuts the sweetness. Body is on the heavy side of medium and drinkability is good. A tasty beer - it's a shame I'll only ever have this 6 pack to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 23:57:35 | More by curasowa
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juhl31

California

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 01:09:02 | More by juhl31
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chaz01

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 02:33:09 | More by chaz01
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danadeny

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 01:11:57 | More by danadeny
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 08:31:51 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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Kolsch

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 14:45:53 | More by Kolsch
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Zeisloft

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25%

12-14-2011 19:19:19 | More by Zeisloft
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Scratch Beer 30 - 2010 (Jerman Bock) from Tröegs Brewing Company
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