Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
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
More User Reviews:
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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