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Heavy Seas - Prosit! - Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas - Prosit!Heavy Seas - Prosit!

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%


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

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 08-14-2009)
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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 119 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by superspak:
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating. Pours very hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, pear, brown sugar, herbal, and light earthy hops. Nice malty aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of caramel, toffee, raisin, pear, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and light earthy hop spiciness. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, light fruits, brown sugar, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and earthy hop spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of malty flavors; with moderate hop flavor balance; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial Oktoberfest lager. Very nice balance and complexity of malty flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. I could tell this was an older bottle, and it aged nicely.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 05:19:30 | More by superspak
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Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: The body has a deep amber color with bright orange highlights and lots of visible carbonation racing to the head. Its head is small but just hangs on to a thin cap which leaves some slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is bold and full of rich sweet maltiness and boozy notes with some light citrus/spicy hops in the background.

Taste/Palate: The alcohol is quite noticeable and surrounds a big sweet malty body. Notes of warm sweet bread, caramel and toffee pop out. The hops are lighter but more noticeable towards the finish and they add some needed bitterness for balance. It’s a big full bodied beer with smooth yet still lively carbonation.

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tlazaroff

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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Traditional aroma on this one with kind of hot cereal and toffee sweet scent. It's very malty in the aroma, with just a hint of hops coming through as a kind of spiciness. I wish it was a bit stronger in the smell than it is, but it's not bad.

Orange and slightly opaque in color with a thin, almost non-existent white head. Visible carbonation streaming to the top. Lacing is interesting, it's there, but then disappears.

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Looks a rich, chestnut brown with some hues of orange to keep it light. The head is a thin finger of mostly white bubbles giving it a creamy look. Not a lot of retention and no initial signs of lacing.

Very malty nose, with some IPA-like non-aggressive scents like pine and orange peel.

The taste is also similar to an IPA, minus the palate-killing bitterness. Malty (toffee) with notes of pine and citrus, and some spices. It's got a lot going on and I can't quite put a finger on all the flavors, but nutmeg and ginger come to mind.

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jondeelee

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prosit! opens with a rich, malty nose, heavy with rising wheat dough, toast crust, floury baguette and biscuit grain notes, accompanied by molasses and brown sugar sweetness, and touches of fig, orange, berry, vanilla, black cherry, and kola nut adding complexity. The nose is decently strong and the aromas seem well-balanced, though they do fade slightly as the beer rests, until an orange-and-bread sweetness is most of what remains.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a complex and malty shot of sugars, being especially strong in fig, plum, orange liqueur, and berry, as well as thick raisin bread dough and gloopy black molasses. As the beer rests on the tongue the kola nut comes forward slightly, as well as does vanilla. Some citrusy lemon and grapefruit notes tell of hops, though these are more difficult to locate. As the sugars die off, the beer presents in grain-based underbelly, and bread dough flavors become predominant, though mixed still with molasses, much like the aftertaste of a piece of molasses bread. The aftertaste of the beer is kola nut, molasses, vanilla, and bread crust, and lingers for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is certainly good beer, bearing a nice smattering of flavors in decent quantities, and flavors that nicely mask the 8% (at least that's what my bottle's label says) ABV. Especially nice are the darker fruit esters, such as fig and raisin, which play nicely off the oranges and berries. The beer does lose flavor if several sips are taken in a row, but mostly, while the beer is quite good, it doesn't have anything especially alluring or exciting to set it apart from its peers. A good representation of the style, then.

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04-04-2012 20:32:08 | More by jondeelee
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