Troegs Brewing (Harrisburg, PA) released #47 in their Scratch series today, a white beer. John Troegner, Brewmaster:
Our second foray into the white ale world comes with a little less and a little more from our first endeavor. We’ve reduced the gravity a bit to lower the ABV but dramatically increased the pepper and coriander, as well as adding locally-grown, organic unmalted winter wheat. The coriander, sweet and bitter orange peel, black pepper and star anise were added to the hopback to intensify these diverse flavors.
With a dense haze from the unmalted wheat and a foamy white head, Scratch #47 incorporates citrus and spicy aroma notes with a hint of licorice from the star anise. The spices are offset by a doughy taste and the Lachouffe yeast gives a cidery finish.
Codename: Wit (or Witout) Two
Hops: Magnum, Saaz
Malt: Pils, White Wheat, Unmalted Winter Wheat (local/organic), Oats
Juju: Coriander, Sweet & Bitter Orange Peel, Black Pepper, Star Anise
Availability: 12oz bottles. Brewery only release.
4.2% ABV, 10 IBUs