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Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
85
very good

894 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 894
Reviews: 573
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%


Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: farHillsBrewer on 03-12-2004)
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
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ktrillionaire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have liked most of the Clipper City / Heavy Seas brews. I avoided this one, for some reason until now.

A – Golden and bubbly, with a 1 inch head that quickly subsides.

S – Clean, with a faint breadiness and a very light spicy hop.

T – Initially very crisp and nice. True enough homage to the Pilsner style, but imperially supercharged. The alcohol becomes quite present as it warms up, and it begins to have a buttery, caramel-ish malt flavor. The hop is more dank than spicy in taste, and is fairly high in the taste profile.

M – Very nice level of carbonation and a soft texture to boot.

D – Overall, quite drinkable because of the style’s versatility. A beer for all seasons.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 07:03:49 | More by ktrillionaire
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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.

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