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Scratch Beer 112 - 2013 (Fest Lager) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 112 - 2013 (Fest Lager)
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Autumn is an insanely popular season for beer releases. Perhaps the most famous, long-standing fall beer style of all is the Märzenbier, or more commonly known simply as “Festbier.” To commemorate the annual German tradition of Oktoberfest, we once again offer our take on this classic German style. With origins dating back to 16th century Bavaria, the original Märzen style was touted as “dark brown, full-bodied, and bitter.” Typically brewed during the warmer spring months, the beer was often stored in cellars before finally being served during Oktoberfest. Boasting a notable hop presence, Scratch #112 displays moderate bitterness while still maintaining the classic malt character you’ve come to expect from a traditional Festbier. Prost!

33 IBU

(Beer added by: orangesol on 08-31-2013)
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11-14-2013 23:08:26 | More by Ralphs66
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

11-01-2013 00:18:20 | More by IPhantom
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-20-2013 01:34:04 | More by crowsnest
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a few singles at the brewery, as well as a growler and numerous drafts.

Pours dark brown amber, autumny hue. Feels like Fall. Some foam sits atop. Malty caramel nose. Taste is a rich malt, sweet, strong caramel. Thin body. Mild bite at the back. Certainly good for October, and a strong take on the fest style.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 18:11:40 | More by KTCamm
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-03-2013 18:25:30 | More by Hessian257
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 scratch series. Fest Lager. no bottled on date I can decipher.

A: pours a deep amber. head is slightly off white. super fluffy. great clarity. head has pretty decent retention. mild lacing.

S: really nutty nose. really nutty. no hops on the horizon. solid body built here.

T: a really pleasant maltiness. a chewy cereal, minor biscuit, and plenty of caramel. rounded. a lingering sweetness. virtually no hop flavor or bitterness.

M: moderate carb on a medium, toasty body.

D: im really digging this festbier from troegs. not too surprising that a brewery that makes a great doppel makes a great fest. they should take the scratch tag off this brew and put it into the seasonal lineup.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 01:35:06 | More by Jimmys
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance
The beer pours a nice slight and tan head. The beer leaves a lot of lacing with the same color. The beer itself is a clear and dark brown amber.

Smell
The beer has a strong and sweet malty smell with a bit of toffee to it. However, the beer also has a tiny bit of hops that are grassy but the smell is mainly dominated by the malts.

Taste
The beer has a heavy sweet caramel malt presence with a bitter and hoppy aftertaste. The taste also has hints of a toffee flavoras well.

Mouthfeel
The beer has almost no carbonation with a medium bodied and smooth feel.

Overall
A fairly good Oktoberfest and worth getting when you have the chance to do so.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2013 22:28:01 | More by HattedClassic
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a standard Troegs pint glass. The brew appears a clear burnt copper color with rising bubbles maintaining a finger of yellowish tan cap. The froth fades leaving a full wall of lace on the glass. When held to the light, it shows orange to ruby through the body and lighter yellow around the edges.

The smell includes notes of toffee and bready character with a fresh grainy sweetness. Some hints of buttery diacetyl are present before the onset of citrus hops with fruity hint of alcohol as it warms.

The taste is buttery with caramel to toffee malt. Some fresh grain and soft fruity alcohol blend into some citrus and herbal hops to contrast. A bitterness emerges as it warms up but overall this has the expected maltiness of a fest beer but with the hoppy Troegs stamp.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking. A well done marzen with a pleasant contrast of malt verse hops and slight buttery to floral edge. Not something I could see myself drink a whole lot of, but it fits the part.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-19-2013 15:42:14 | More by Kegatron
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Scratch Beer 112 - 2013 (Fest Lager) from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.