Scratch Beer 23 - 2009 | Tröegs Brewing Company

Scratch Beer 23 - 2009Scratch Beer 23 - 2009
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Scratch Beer 23 - 2009Scratch Beer 23 - 2009

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
In honor of Oktoberfest, we give you Scratch #23-2009, Kellar Fest. This unfiltered lager features all German malts and noble hops. Fermented with the Augustinerbrau yeast strain, Kellar Fest is a blend of Bohemian Pils, Munich and Vienna malts. The Magnum hops provide a crisp bitterness and the Hallertau noble hops impart a slight earthy taste. Kellar Fest finishes crisp and dry with hints of fruit. Grab a lamb handle and savor this Kellar Fest.

Added by Deuane on 09-03-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Pinto21
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: light copper. not huge head, pure white, good lacing

S: Not a whole lot, some noble hops-light. A bit of biscuit

T: light noble hops up front with a big biscuit back. Very big. A bit carmel sweetness to it but not a lot. Good maltness.

M,D: both ok. light and refreshing. On for the style

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Photo of Kegatron
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the brewery on 9/3/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange, with a 1/2 finger of off-white head. Thin layer of creamy retention skims the surface, leaving back some patchy swathes of foam. The aroma is sweet bread, floral hops, and light spice, which gives this a little bit of a gingerbread feel in the nose. Eggy smelling Lager yeast gives this an interesting musty air about it.

The taste is sweet toasted grains and citrus, with a surprisingly sprightly spicy hop bite to it, which spreads out nicely across the back of the throat. Nice satisfying dryness to this, which mixes with some dusty yeast accents in the back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (maybe a little lighter), with a nice crispness to the body and overall thirst quenching feel.

Nice! An unfiltered Keller Marzen brewed just in time for Fest season! Nicely flavored (especially in that Hallertau hop department) and hugely crisp and quaffable, I'm pretty darn sure that this won't be my only pint of this Scratch!

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Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Hazy, golden kissed copper with a thin yellowish tinted off-white head that hung on strong and left spotty lace.

S-Sweet biscuit with some yeast mustiness and light herbal hops.

T-A surprising biting hop pop up front with nice biscuit malt support. Sneaking flavours of graham cracker and a light citrus zing.

M-Medium-light bodied fairly sharp and bitey with a good lingering spicy bitterness.

D-Nice stuff, as usual! A Keller Fest---an interesting twist so unfiltered, no problem there. A pleasant fest bier with a low ABV making it a nice fall session brew. Kudos to Troegs for keeping in step with the season!

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Scratch Beer 23 - 2009 from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.4% out of 100 with 28 ratings
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