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Scratch Beer 71 - 2012 (Dim Wit) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 71 - 2012 (Dim Wit)
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85
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

For Scratch #71, we’re revisiting the blissful world of white ales. This beer typically features a blend of wheat and barley along with spices and yeast to create a refreshing and complex flavor. With a dense haze from the red wheat and a foamy white head, Scratch #71 incorporates tartness and a delicate orange aroma that complements the spices and the LaChouffe yeast. The finish is dry and crisp.

(Beer added by: sulldaddy on 07-12-2012)
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Reviews by Oakenator:
Photo of Oakenator
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden yellow with a hint of opacity. Good head at pour disappates to a thin layer on top. Smell is light and spicy - corriander and a hint of citrus. Refreshing up front trails to spices and citrus on the finish. For a witbier it has a dry finish and slight pepper. Good balance of light and body.

Oakenator, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

TimoP, Jul 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

ryser2k, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasant wit, bottle from from Capone’s restaurant. A good spice mix made this tasty and drinkable. Good above average mouthfeel. Good choice of spices including star anise, cinammon, and white pepper. Lasting head. A Belgian styled, with some American ingenuity.

Sammy, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bdel34, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

mdillon86, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

mendvicdog, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a clear golden color with just under a half finger of thick, creamy white head. The head fades to a thick ring around the glass.

Smell: Light with a nice sweet component from the malt. I'm getting some bright citrus fruit along with a Belgian yeast component. The spices are quite nice with the yeast.

Taste: The spices bring it strong here. I'm getting a coriander note here that goes well with the Belgian yeast. The spice flavor might be a bit too dominant. Just a hint of sweetness and banana with a spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: The spice profile could have been a bit more refined, but I still liked the beer. I'd have more if they made this a normal offering.

oline73, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a couple of these scratch beers at the House of 1,000 for 3 bucks each. Kind of excited since I never had a witbier from Troegs,

A - Damn fine sticky half inch of head with stellar lacing. Color is as expected a light yet hazy bright yellow. Kept the sediment in the bottle...

S - Very lively and peppery with lemon and coriander highlighting. Hope it's not too yeast forward.

T - Again very vibrant and peppery with lemon leading mid palate and a clean spicy finish. Hops are subdued and yeast is not cloying. Quite good.

M - Best part of the beer it clocks in over 5% but it drinks with a light body.

Overall I like this scratch beer not only because it's crafted well but because it isn't too sour from lemon or too cloying with chalky yeasts. Well done guys!

DrDemento456, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

flyingmick, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on draft at the tasting room in Hershey. Arrives cold in a stemmed glass. Cloudy gold hue with some sediment and a fluffy bleached white head of about 2 cm. Aroma is crisp lemon and orange citrus with some general spicy notes with some light yeasty notes mixed in the background.
First sip reveals a light crisp body and a smooth easy drinking texture. Carbonation is fine and a little tingly but doesnt impact drinkability at all.
Flavor is similar to the nose with the citrus notes and a little wheat twang mixed together as the dominant flavors. I also get spicy notes including some coriander and a bit of a mild bite on the finish, from the peppercorns?
Talked to a chef and the peppercorns are all roasted in house for the making of the beer. It is a perfect brew for hanging out with my two brothers at the brewery on a hot summer day. Almost filled a growler but went wit the Helles Bock instead. Quite a nice brew, with a fair amount of complexity yet far from overwhelming or fatiguing on the palate. A solid example of the style and an enjoyable brew to boot. Winner from the Trogner brothers!

sulldaddy, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

VikeMan, Sep 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

nmann08, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Cdunk11, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

InspectorBob, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

ejimhof, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BeerHunter76, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Brewery.

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving spotty rings of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of orange zest/rind, peppery spice, wheat and some breadiness from the LaChouffe yeast. Nothing too over the top just a really solid nose.

T - Starts off with a nice dose of citric fruit - mostly oranges - quickly giving way to hints of chewy wheat, bready LaChouffe yeast and some nice spice from the szechuan peppercorns. Finish is pretty light, a mix of all the flavors, not lingering on the palate for very long after consumption.

M - Smooth body with the typical wheat beer flavors and moderate carbonation. The feel is not as chewy as I was expecting it to be.

O - I usually don't like Wit's but this one was really good. It packs plenty of tasty fruity/spicy flavors while being easy on the chewiness, leaving it very easy to drink. Possibly the best Witbier I have had from Troegs to date.

orangesol, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dim Wit? DMB Wit? I assume this is the same scratch beer. Dont know what caused the name change but whatever here we go. 12oz bottle poured into a matching Troegs pint glass. The brew pours a clouded yellow with a billowy white head more than a finger strong that is fluffy. The cap fades leaving some spotty lace and a light swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The aroma is spicy with clove and some dried fruits like banana, pear and apple. More smells bring out notes of the included peppercorns. Overall, the nose is well blended with the previously described character not outweighing one another. As the brew warms up, a bit of wheat grain comes forward sealing the package.

The taste includes some tart wheat that brings forth minor flavoring of lemon and orange zest that immediately blends into peppercorns. A flavor of spicy clove is present throughout the entire experience. A mild touch of banana at times along with other fruit like the previously described pear or apple but that is really faint in comparison. The aftertaste has a bit of herbal inclusion that is the only indication of hops.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall, this is pretty much spot on for the style. I enjoyed this brew mostly because of it's integration of flavors without anything overpowering the rest. A pretty solid take on a wit. Worth a try if you get a chance.

stakem, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very cloudy and hazy, yet has a glowing gold hue to it...the head was two fingers tall and very fluffy...it retained nicely and left pretty good lacing

S - The spices stand out first...some pepper, clove, and coriander...all of that is nicely complimented by a big dose of orange zest

T - The flavors come together nicely and compliment each other...there is a spiciness that comes with first sip...the pepper and clove stand out...the yeast provides a little more spiciness but also calms down the other spices...the orange zest powers through towards the end and has a bright flavor without giving off any bitterness

M - Medium bodied...smooth with some lighter notes...nice carbonation...spicy with an orange flavor

O - I had a bottle of DMB Wit and loved it...I had the draft version of DIM Wit and found it to be okay...this review might lean a little more towards the bottled version, but overall this was a very nice Wit

thain709, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.8%

kjkinsey, Sep 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

thampel09, Apr 23, 2013
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Scratch Beer 71 - 2012 (Dim Wit) from Tröegs Brewing Company
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