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Scratch Beer 60 - 2012 (Spring Fest Lager) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Scratch #60 is our harbinger of the coming spring. After reading about the annual German festival - Starkbierzeit - and shuddering at the thought of drinking Trogenator all day long in honor of "strong beer time," we’ve created a Spring Fest designed specifically for "patio time." Measuring in at 5.1% ABV and 39 IBUs, available on tap in the Tasting Room and in Bottles.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 03-24-2012)
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Reviews by akorsak:
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from the brewery. In a goblet, for that regal feel.

A: The lager is amber, darker toward the orange-brown end of the spectrum (but not to the nut brown extreme though). A thin white head on pour whittles away over time - nothing after an hour.

S: The nose is lightly breaded, perhaps a little more of a body with caramel and biscuits. Hops don't stand out here.

T: Those hops do, however, come through in the flavor - an herbal bitterness that pairs nicely with the biscuity breadiness. Very drinkable, the breadiness isn't heavy although the fortified nature, stronger than a lager but without too much booziness. A good beer to get over the previous night.

M: A good beer, nice flavor with just the right amount of hoppiness against the rich breads. Another good bock from Troegs.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 01:19:34 | More by akorsak
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-19-2014 22:33:05 | More by Durandal_777
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t0rin0

California

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scottfrie

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into snifter. Bottle sent by Stormking47. Thanks man.

A: Pours caramel amber with a finger of fizzy off-white head that faded into a very thin collar leaving minimal spots of lace.
S: Honey, caramel and tons of malty bread crust. Sweet at times with hints of dark fruits and apple juice.
T: Solid bitterness, moderate spice, caramel, red apple, dates and earthy hops come through. Bread crust and a bit of lager yeast are there as well.
M: Medium body, tight carbonation, with a sweet but refreshing mouthfeel.
O: Spicy and sweet. Good dose of bread, low fruit. Drinks well, glad I got to try it. Thanks Josh!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 02:28:51 | More by scottfrie
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Looks pretty much like a lager. Brown that hints towards orange at the edges. About a finger of white head builds up, but doesn't last forever. Not a lot of lacing either. Bubbles race up for a good long while, hinting a nice amount of carbonation.

S: Mostly caramel malts and some sweetness coming out. Nothing really special going on, just bready and malty.

T: Sweet, estery, caramel malts, and breadiness. Really a refreshing lager, but nothing really out of this world. Lager, malty finish.

MF: The light body really makes this drinkable. Medium amount of carbonation and a clean finish.

O: If you like lager, you'll like this. I don't really know why this is listed as a bock? It's not anything special though. Certainly a beer I plan to drink the entire 6pack of!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 01:10:58 | More by russwbeck
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-21-2012 21:10:12 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-17-2012 00:03:59 | More by chasmandocharles
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served at the brewery in a tall slender glass for $5.
Sampled 24MAR12

[A] Scratch 60 arrives with a puffy 2 1/2 finger high head, very light brown in color and long lasting. The body is medium amber brown and rather clear. Thick rings of lace are deposited all the way down the glass.

[S] Clean lager yeast with mild fruity esters and a caramel backing. Grassy Noble hops, grainy malts. Fairly standard and straightforward nose.

[T] Unimpressed at first - but each additional sip made me realize quickly that this was one hell of a beer. Berry-like malt character is coupled with a lightly spicy hop flavor. Bitterness is firm. Sweetness is kept in check. Just excellent.

[M] Medium light body with a fine, crisp, prickly carbonation. Well attenuated and refreshing. Goes down with incredible ease.

[O] Fantastic lager, perfect for this time of year and with a low-end ABV, this beer is well-suited for long term consumption.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 11:30:38 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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sukwonee

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

06-13-2012 03:20:44 | More by sukwonee
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Gmann

New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear copper color with very little head that settles into nothingness.

The aroma has a slight doughy note from the malt and a peppery spice from the hops. Some grains. Faint.

The taste is of the doughy munich malt, lightly toasted. Has that nice Paulaner Oktoberfest flavor to it. Some light caramel sweetness to go along with a pepper hop presence. Good flavor for the style. Perhaps could use a touch more munich malt flavor.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a slight bitterness in the finish. Easy to drink.

A toasted version of a maibock. The flavor doesn't blow you away but is nice.

Serving type: growler

06-08-2012 23:27:51 | More by Gmann
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-06-2012 23:29:35 | More by xnicknj
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KevinTK


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Viciousknishs

Virginia

2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- pours an amber color with honey tones. Finger of off white head. Poor head retention.

S- hardly any nose bready with a caramel note. Clean lager yeast on the finish. Overall very muted and subtle.

T- the taste is instantaneous. Bready toasty malt with a light caramel. Finishes clean and crisp which is just another term for flavorless.

MF- watery thin mouthfeel with a light body. Average carbonation.

D- good drinkability but flavorless.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 23:32:23 | More by Viciousknishs
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-19-2012 00:52:27 | More by SFC21
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-09-2012 17:13:02 | More by BMart
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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 04/29/12 notes. Had on tap at Churchkey in Washington, DC during brunch.

a - Pours a transparent, deep amber color, with one inch of off white head and light to moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, caramel malts, bready malts, nutty, light citrus. pretty nice, very fruity and malt heavy.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, oranges, citrus hops, caramel malts, bready malts, and toasted malts. Follows the nose pretty closely as well.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a good maibock; pretty fruity nose and taste. Not a ton going on with it but it is an easy drinking beer that well with with lunch. Worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2012 15:06:13 | More by whatname
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John_M

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a golden amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. Realy don't get a whole lot on the nose... just some light honey and light malt. On the palate, however, this is pretty tasty stuff. I get some nice sweet malt, light dry citrus, and some noticeable hoppy bitterness on the finish. There is some baked apple and light cherry on the mid palate that is nice. Mouthfeel is fairly light, with a long, light honey and bitter finish.

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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the tasting room in Hershey PA, served chilled in a stange.

The color is deep copper with great clarity and the lager is topped with pale cream about an inch thick and leaves a thick collection of lace on the glass the bead is fine. The smell is very malty with a bready nutty toasted odor and slight caramel tinge with a herbal hop to compliment w/ mild yeast and slight sweetn nuttiness in the peripheral. Dry and slightly spiced with crisp body and sweet middle as the intial carbonation relaxes with mild spiciness into the finish.

The feel has a great malt and nutty slightly toasted flavor with sweetness of some caramel or melanoidin with mellow hop spiciness in there to balance things out. The hint of bready yeast in the flavor blends with the hops to augment the slight peppery hop tinge that lingers into the dry finish. Overall a very good lager. This is the kind of drinkability I prefer it is nice in balance with a very quaffable dry quality and still hopped enough to add some spice to the mix. I recommend this if you like full flavored lagers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 16:31:55 | More by Slatetank
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-24-2012 03:27:21 | More by Ecolello87
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-22-2012 21:32:39 | More by JohnK17
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Scratch Beer 60 - 2012 (Spring Fest Lager) from Tröegs Brewing Company
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