Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Lager of the Week — Old Scratch
Just because it’s lager of the week, the beer in the glass doesn’t have to be peerless or just perfect to take away to that desert island where the only thing to read is some fairy tales featuring a big man with a big beard. Sometimes it’s just going to be a lagered beer that hits the spot at the right time, which is why Flying Dog’s Old Scratch Amber Lager is this week’s lager of the week. Crisp, toasty and caramelly, I’ve always reckoned that this is a beer that might have been — unconsciously or otherwise — influenced by Brooklyn Lager. It’s amber in colour and has a scented caramel nose, while it’s dry and cracker-like on the palate, with a dry toasty finish. I do find it a trifle thin, but hey this is still a worthwhile beer to grab hold of when you want something cold and refreshing.