Suntory Craft Select Vol.4 | Märzen

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Japanese Name: サントリー クラフトセレクト メルツェン
Brewer: Suntory
Release: Jul. 21, 2015
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Alcohol: 5.5%
Purchase Price: ¥257 @Circle K

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Tasting Notes:
Here we have a sample of Volume 4 from Suntory’s Craft Select series. In the glass today is Märzen, featuring the use of Caramel Malt and 100% Aroma hops, along with Suntory’s decoction brewing method which brings out the umami in the malt.

Suntory’s Märzen pours out a nice amber, somewhat on the lighter side. It has a fruity fragrance from the hops that comes off the head. The first gulp is very chewy and full bodied. Lots of malt and hops hit your tastebuds right up front, yet the flavors tone down a bit across the palate, finishing with a wonderful bitterness and an ever so slight sweetness.

As we head towards Oktoberfest, it’s fitting Suntory releases a Märzenbier. This particular one is very flavorful and easy drinking, making it a good choice if you’re looking for something different.

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