Beer of the Week: Old Scratch Amber Ale

Thursday, September 18, 2008 3:27PM – By Mike Payne

Flying Dog brewery, most famous for their partnership with Hunter S. Thompson’s visual counterpart Ralph Steadman, is featured again for GearCrave’s Beer of the Week.  We’ve been on an Amber kick lately, so we couldn’t go without trying Flying Dog’s Old Scratch Amber Lager.  Old Scratch (nicknamed “Gold Scratch”) pours a dark brown amber and gives off a grainy malt aroma with hints of caramel and nut.  The flavor is faithful to its scent, a rich amber with plenty of character.  For Ambers, this one is quite drinkable– so split a six with a friend and you’ll be inclined to ask for more.  Enjoy it, GearCravers, and as always– tell us what you think!

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