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Scratch Beer 33 - 2010 (Saison De Mueze) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Starting with a blend of pale malt and wheat along with honey malt - a pale Canadian barley with a distinctive sweet finish - Scratch #33 includes orange peel, coriander, elderflower and honey bush for a subtle fruit balance that complement...s the pepper zest of Saison du Pont yeast. Following the boil, the wort passed through our hopback (filled with spices) and then began a rapid ferment at a higher than typical temperature for an ale yeast. Following fermentation, Scratch #33 was bottle-conditioned with Westmalle yeast and warm-aged for two weeks to create a vibrant carbonation with an effervescent finish.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-10-2010)
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Reviews by jampics2:
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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the Winking Lizard. Enjoyed before indulging in Splinter Blue, Black and Gold. Chris Trogner was on-hand to assist us in the tasting.

This Saison looks great in the glass. The beer is a cloudy gold color with some orange and yellow shades when the light hits it just right. The head retention could be more impressive, as the white cap seems to have died. The lace could also be better. I'm comparing this to the greats like Fantome, and it just doesn't have the staying power. Attractive nonetheless.

The smell is earthy and spicy, just as a Saison should be. Some basic sweet malt is blanketed in layers of flowers and spice. There's some honey and orange, plus a touch of black pepper. Some coriander, wheat and wildflower round things out. Just not as expressive as I'd like, but very interesting. No tartness and just a hint of clean funk - no basement brett here.

The taste is very enjoyable and is the best part of this beer. I wish they could all be that way! There's some light sweet malt with a hint of wheat. Some layers of flowers from what I can assume are aged or noble hops. Then, the yeast does its thing and the esters steal the show. Some honey and orange are crushed with spices: black pepper, clove, coriander and candy play nice together. This isn't as funky as a Dupont or as tart as a Fantome, but has all the elements I like in a Saison.

There's a creamy lighter carbonation which makes the medium body feel great in my mouth. But the carb explodes on my tongue, breaking up the flavors at the perfect time. This is really nice on tap, wonder if the bottles would have the same impact. But, at any rate, this was a treat and a pleasure. Tröegs Brewing Company's Saison De Mueze is a very nice, flavorful and bright Saison.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2010 21:37:03 | More by jampics2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A: Pours a pale amber with a huge, ridiculous fluffy white head. Fades at a medium pace, zero lacing.

S: Big bright and crisp aroma. Quite peppery. Some apple. Light toasty bread with some belgian yeast. Some grass in there too.

T: Up front it's grass with some lemons and orange. Yeasty bread in the middle with some wheat maybe? Turns earthy and spicy with some pepper towards the back end. Finishes grassy with apples and little bit of funk.

M: Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

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Awesome extra from davolebomb

Pours a hazy deep orange with a huge slightly tan head...not really the most attractive looking beer.

Belgian yeast dominates the nose in a very good way with some banana in there

The taste is a little funky on the first sip but after a few it becomes a very nice mandarin orange like taste with some slight black pepper on the end

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Overall for its age and what it is(troegs test batch) this beer is pretty dam good...it would be nice to see something like this go into seasonal production

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3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Davolebomb for hooking me up with this one.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a very lively, clear amber color. A big, two finger off white head lingers on top. Some spotted lacing is left behind.

S: Lots of spices up front. Big blast of black pepper and lots of belgian yeast aromas. There is a flowery and somewhat fruity aromatic quality as well.

T: Matches the aroma quite well. Lots of spices, belgian yeast, and a mild fruitiness all meld together. The spices are very prevalent though, a little too much for my liking.

M: The feel is pretty much what you want with a summertime saison. It is somewhat dry with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a nice crisp and light bitter finish, perfect for a summer day.

O: There wasn't anything spectacular about this saison, a worthy example of the style nevertheless. The spices were a little on the intense side for my liking, but overall, not a bad offering.

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Nose if fruity esters, apple, bubble gum, biscuit malts. Yeast spice notes as the beer warms a bit.

Taste follows the nose, fruity esters and malt sweetness. A bit more caramel in the flavor than in the nose. Fairly dry finish with a lingering apple fruity ester flavor.

Medium body with plenty of fine carbonation, soft on the tongue but very carbonated.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to StormKing47 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a large white head. The aroma is very fruity and very sweet. I get quite a bit of orange and Belgian yeast, along with some candy corn and circus peanut notes.

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3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
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Served in a flared pokal.

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The Scratch Beer Dash continues. This leg pours a cloudy straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises fake pine, caramel, and powdered sugar. The taste holds notes of caramel, (real) pine, balsa, and honey. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda syrupy feel. Overall, a pretty decent saison, but one that suffers from a strangely off smell. I didn't get much of the spicing, either, making me think this one may be a casualty of age right now.

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A- It's alive! As the cap popped the foam crept up and almost overflowed. Pours hazy copper rust color with a very large fluffy head.

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A- Hazy amber color with a huge head, pour it carefully. Even with a careful pour you will have to wait for the head to fall before you can get all of the bottle in your glass. Head falls slowly and leaves some nice lace on the glass.

S- Banana, clove, pepper, coriander, orange peel, and Belgian yeast notes dominate the nose.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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Great pour here just cloudy as could be with a huge head of white that seriously looked like it could go on for ever. Settling down after a few moments it left quite an impression on the sides of the glass and really left some nice, intricate lacing all along. Aroma is light grassy notes, pears, apples, touches of a light peppery spice and lots of grain that seemingly brought it all together. As I take the first sip, a wave of light, well carbonated and crisp, clean flavor washes across the palate. Light grasses, heather, herbal flowers, touches of spiced apple and a light tartness that cleans the palate quite well. Very smooth as each sip is seamless and very easy to finish. Long, dry ending leaves you thirsty, yet satisfied and allows the subtle fruit notes to really pop.

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
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Many thanks to Thorpe429 for the extra! 12oz bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

Saison De Mueze sports a radiant orange-creamsicle body permeated by a central stream of bubbles rising up from the laser etching to support a massive, fluffy cap of light custard head. Aroma is good, with lots of Belgian yeast esters combined with pale malts to add notes of coriander, tangerine flesh, clover honey, and spiced bread.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a nice, 2-finger white head that hangs on for a while bit leaves no lace.

The smell is fruity (lemon) along with some funk.

The taste is similar to the aroma with an increased level of funk along with orange. There is noticeable yeast and a spicy bit in the flavor as well.

Mouthfeel has active carbonation and medium body.

Overall: This is a very tasty Saison that is easy to drink. There'd be no problem having two or three of these even though I wouldn't mind just a bit less carbonation.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very lively beer. Hazy bronze color with a massive head that held on for a long time. The head settles to a thick cap with a moderate amount of spotty lacing left on the glass.

Definate Belgian yeast aroma. Mild spice notes compliment the pale malt. Not as big as I was expecting but more traditional.

The flavor has fruit elements that were missing in the aroma. Yeast esters have hints of pears and apricots. There is a faint tartness before spice comes in the finish. Has some nice complexity.

The carbonation is not harsh despite being very lively. Has a nice texture and mouthfeel.

I was expecting a lot more spice from the brewing process but the result is a slightly tart, fruity saison.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 22:17:46 | More by morimech
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Scratch Beer 33 - 2010 (Saison De Mueze) from Tröegs Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.