Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by granger10:
3.78/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Clear bronze color with a smallish fizzy dirty white head. A few bubbles go to the top but the carbonation looks weaker than I would have liked. The bottle says its conditioned but this liquid looks quite transparent to me even though I made a vigorous pour. However I like the clearer look of the pils.
Aroma has a general malty grain to it with a floral hoppy bitterness. Herbal astringencies come toward the finish. A bit of a metallic smell comes in the further I drink.
Taste begins with a rich malty flavor. Different that what I'd expect. Thicker than what I'd expect. Rich flavor still is more grain and not sweet upfront but it does coat the palate a bit. Hops ride in but don't really come full force. Much more balanced. A bit spicy and grassy but not acidic at all. A touch of alcohol contains everything. Finish is really quite sweet and leaves the mouth with a burnt caramel aftertaste.
It's an odd beer but I enjoyed its balance and smoothness as well as the firm malt structure and contained hops. I did not care for the weak carbonation, too sweet of a finish, and sometimes muddled flavors.
All in all its worth getting and trying.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2006 14:51:35 | More by granger10
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2.34/5 rDev -37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an amber color. The head is a one finger off-white shade with a nice, creamy texture. While the retention isn't the best, it does leave some lacing behind on the glass.
S: It's kind of hard to decide what's in the aroma. Okay, I pick up some floral hops, and maybe some herbs, as well. Oh, and some nondescript citrus tones. The malts in particular are too strange for me to like this aroma. A shame.
T: If the aroma was somewhat indecipherable, then the flavor is almost totally indecipherable. I get wisps of defined notes - herbs, grass, citrus, ginger, malt - in random places, but nothing that pops out. This beer is messy and, frankly, not very good. It's also metallic.
M: Full and creamy, yet not too sweet. Normally, I'd enjoy that, but since I don't like the flavor, it's hard to approve of the mouthfeel, either. Carbonation could be a little stronger.
O: Meh. Every once in a while sipping this, I'll think "hey, it's a decent brew", and then the next sip later, I go back to think "meh, don't like this very much". And there are even some sips where I consider a drainpour. Luckily, I toughed this one out - and I can safely say this is the only one I'll tough out.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 22:14:41 | More by ThisWangsChung
Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) from Heavy Seas Beer
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