Clipper City McHenry

Clipper City McHenry

Rated 2.743 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Heavy Seas Brewing

Baltimore, MD, United States

Style:  Lager

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Old Baltimore Style Beer All malt - Approx. 4.5% ABV Hersbrucker Hops Prior to prohibition virtually all American beers were made from 100% malted barley. This gave the beers a richer, fuller taste than you see today when most beers are made using a high percentage of corn or rice. We researched old brewing archives, and patterned this beer after one that was produced in Baltimore in the early 1940's. We named it after one of the great symbols of our area, Fort McHenry, birthplace of our national anthem. Selected Baltimore's Best Local Beer - City Paper, Oct. 2001.

ID: 14335 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank50910
Overall Percentile4.8
Style Rank902 of 1066
Style Percentile15.4
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score2.9
Average Score2.550
Weighted Score2.743
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 2.2 17 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    The color is clear gold. Mild hop scent. The first taste is hops, but it fades. Slightly metallic note. Unpleasant feeling on the tongue, and this doesn't improve. Might be bearable with a cheeseburger. Reminds me of a NA I had once. Better than Bud, but unworthy of its price. Don't bother.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 2.9 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    We're staying at a bed & breakfast that has a beer fridge. I was excited to try this one because I'd never seen it. Now I know why... Pour that perfectly bland lite yellow color and a low bright white head. Need I say more? No remarkable or memorable characteristics worth mentioning.

  • JDE123 663 reviews
    rated 2.6 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Wow, not very good, definately one of the least flavorful beers I have ever consumed. However, I was having it with a bar burger flavored with caraway seeds, and it seemed to go pretty well with the rye flavor. But it is a lager, so it would go well with any flavorful food. At any rate, not the greatest dark lager, but a nice representation of an older style of beer that was brewed with more frequency many years ago.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 2.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    So what is “Old Baltimore Style Beer”? Before picking up a bottle of this in Virginia Beach, I had no idea. Now, after sampling McHenry, I have to say that I have even less of an idea!

    Something of Pale Lager. Very lack-luster in both appearance and aroma. Cheap corn- and/or rice-like presentation here. Flavor? More of the same. Hints of grainy malt, but only in a very surreal manner, at best. Cushy, overly soft mouthfeel, and just too cheap tasting to be truly drinkable.

    Probably a local blue collar favorite in some of the rougher bars in the Greater Baltimore area, but way too sub-par, IMHO.

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