Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) - Heavy Seas Beer
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4.25/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Best by dated: 08/04
Poured a crystal clear mix of gold and straw colors, with super carbonated dancing bubbles that lasted to the last sip in the glass. The head was thick and compact composed mostly of tiny tightly packed bubbles and after a semi-vigorous pour about 1 ½ inches high. It was off white/cream colored and the surface was sticky and sheet like. The head lasted to the last taste and was creamy on the tongue. There was light lace present, spotty in some places. The aroma was fairly light, crisp, fresh and at times on the sweet side, only down side was that at times hardly noticeable after it sat for some time. I nosed a mix of grassy, citrus and floral hops through out some malt and a bready yeast in the finish. The tastes were more pronounced and seemed to only blend and mellow as the temperature rose. Flavors of hops (spicy, floral, and citrus) all were very pronounced as well as fresh cut grass, along with those flavors, a light leafy presence was noticeable in the mid swallow and it finished with a sweet bread and yeasty taste as it finished. The aftertaste was mostly of dry hop leafs. Which gave it a semi dry finish that was left in the mouth. I would say that it was medium bodied. All and all a refreshing, clean beer that when first tried was a little on the dry side but as the temp. rose it mellowed and seemed to become less dry and more on the watery side. One thing I did notice was that the alcohol content of this beer was very sneaky, no presence in the taste, but will hit you after a few. Side note from the bottle and nice was that on the bottom there was a nice coating of yeast, probably not a beer that could be cellared for a long time, but I am sure it would improve more with a few months. A fine example of an American styled pilsner beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2004 00:29:52 | More by Jarod
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