Style: Amber Lager

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 19

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 4

Flying Dog Brewery Old Scratch

What the brewers say

“Old Scratch can emphasize sweetness, cut through spice, or be used to contrast saltiness. Flavor notes: Malty, almost caramel, sweet. Pairs with: Sun-dried or roasted tomatoes; Cheddar or Asiago cheese; barbeque; sausage; hearty soups; salted chocolates; anything with peanut butter.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Clean, malty nose with a moderate caramel element. Resinous, earthy, piney, spicy hops add complexity. Nice toasty bread malt aromas. Fresh mineral notes reminiscent of the ocean.”

Flavor: “Rich, thick, caramelly sweet malt body with some roast. Crystal malt character is strong. Hops give structure to a malt-focused beer. Bitterness in the finish lingers. Mild alcohol flavor with a crisp carbonic bite.”

Overall: “Full, rich amber lager, much more amber than Vienna. This drinks like a smoother version of an amber ale. Some alcohol warmth. A bit too sweet throughout.”



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