Friday, June 15, 2012
Troegs Scratch 66- Biere De Grouch
I stopped in to the Troegs tasting room to try Jack Curtain’s Scratch Series beer, Scratch 66- Biere De Grouch. The beer pours an amber color with a thin filmy white head. The aroma consists of caramel, toffee, and tea. The taste is spicy and dry with lots of tea flavor on the front end. Caramel, toffee, grassy hops, and pepper all come together for a dry finish. The alcohol content is 6.8% ABV. As this beer warms, it gets sweeter and slightly less enjoyable as it made me more thirsty. I had to get a bottle of water to accompany this beer, so I would say it falls short in staying power, as the sweet body overwhelmed the pepper in the long run.