1094. Balto MärzHon

1094. Balto MärzHon

Jadyn and I had dinner at Christopher's on the evening of November 2nd. I had a pint of Clipper City's Oktoberfest with my dinner.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Clipper City Brewery
Alcohol: 6.00%
Serving: Tap
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 3.5 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

Balto MärzHon pours a crystal-clear copper. It's topped by an off-white head that fades to a film, leaving speckles of lace. The aroma is fairly mild overall. Initially toasty notes are predominant, but swirling brings out aromas of caramel and toffee.

Toasty, and bready malts move into a moderately sweet, caramel character in the center, which then fades into a mild, but firm hop bitterness. This beer is moderately carbonated, and light-bodied.

I thought that this was a decent Märzen. It wasn't as malty as mast other examples of the style, which could be good or bad, depending on your preference.