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Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager (Devil's Backbone Collaboration) - Heavy Seas Beer

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Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager (Devil's Backbone Collaboration)Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager (Devil's Backbone Collaboration)

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012)
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a black pour with 2 fingers of fluffy light tan head which dissipated slowly and gave off nice amounts of lacing. smells of very sweet citrusy malt, light roasted scents.. orange, chocolate.. very strange profile for its color! a bready, very refreshing tasting beer. slight orange citrus flavor, a very slight roasted grain profile.. very refreshing and mellow beer, perfect for a nice spring night like tonight. light body with high carbonation, yet a slightly creamy mouthfeel. a really nice overall very enjoyable beer. never had a black pilsner, but if this is something that catches on, i could become a pretty big fan.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 00:32:27 | More by facundoCNB
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-08-2014 15:53:01 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

"Virginia's Devils Backbone Brewing Company, with Brewmaster Jason Oliver, was a perfect partner for us to do a collaboration beer. Not only is Devils Backbone one of the most award winning breweries in the country over the last few years, but Jason hails from Heavy Seas' Brewmaster, is clearly a lager lover and specialist, and he and Jason had a great time conceiving and developing this special lager. It has been a privilege working with both of these gentlemen, and I hope you enjoy the result of this joint effort." Brewed in the style of a Schwartzbier. This is a one-off collaboration between Devils Backbone Brewing Company and Heavy Seas Beer, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to my Heavy Seas pint glass. Served above 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp fizzy mocha tan head over a dark cola brown body with deep mahogany highlights. Retention is slightly above average and lacing is spotty and thin. 3.75

(Smell) Earthy malts combines cracker pilsner malts and light caramel with faintly roasted grain and a pinch of black malt bitterness. Hop bitterness and aroma is mild to pair, mostly resiny but with some mild fruit. Pleasantly inviting and enjoyable aroma for a black lager. Potency is medium-high. 4

(Taste) Pale and roasted malt paired with a toasty, earthy bitterness for a complex but inviting malt profile. Sweetness is mellow but balances well with the bitterness of the specialty malts and mild acidity of the lager strain. Low earthy and grassy hop flavor with a lesser bitterness. Like most lagers, the profile is light and drinkable without encroaching on thin or watery. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is thin, smooth and mildly chalky dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a thin creaminess and fluffy mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is equally sweet, roasty, acidic and bitter. Alcohol presence is light. 3.75

(Overall) An excellent collaboration brew that takes ones expectations of a Schwartzbier to a new level. Very flavorful and well balanced with an enjoyable carbonation and high drinkability. 4

Heavy Seas Beer/Devil's Backbone Brewing Company's
Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager Collaboration
3.96/5.00

Serving type: growler

04-22-2014 23:00:45 | More by Jadjunk
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -20%

03-25-2014 04:57:39 | More by brpendergast85
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-06-2014 13:19:33 | More by vermilcj
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-09-2014 04:29:21 | More by st9647v3
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Zanico

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-10-2013 23:38:31 | More by Zanico
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-13-2013 23:04:57 | More by Casey3236
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

10-05-2013 17:12:04 | More by ROGUE16
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-16-2013 00:48:32 | More by pathman
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Brenden

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Close to black, there's definitely some brown easing into the body, especially at the edges, but it is dark. This beer's solid tan head reaches just over one finger tall and shows good retention. Lacing is left in foamy patches and heavily toward the top of the glass, then thinner patches the rest of the way but in good volume.
It's toasty and has some roast to it, almost overwhelming the pilsner malts and the floral hops bitterness. They come out lightly, but underneath some coffee grounds and light smokiness. Hops bring a bit of spiciness more than anything.
The flavor brings out toast and smoky grains primarily, though also present are undercurrents of bittersweet cocoa and coffee balanced against spicy, somewhat grassy hops. There's something almost like dark fruits sweetness / tanginess and light nutty notes.
The light body offers crispness and some smoothness alongsside but gets a little weak at times.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 18:21:35 | More by Brenden
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-17-2013 15:41:07 | More by ncstateplaya
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-17-2013 00:52:20 | More by civicm87
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utopiajane

New York

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours black, opaque with just a little light at the bottom when held to the light. 2 thin fingers of foam that fell fast to a filmy cap and ring. Soapy lace. Nose is strong with toast, roasted grains and floral hops. There’s some grass from the hops but almost no fruit except for a hint of dark fruits. Smells a lot like cola. Nose has chocolate but it’s not sweet. It has plenty of grain. There’s some caramel and molasses as ti warms. Taste is strong malt. Toasted, a little smoke, the mild chocolate cocoa powder, and walnut.The hops are floral and earthy with plenty of grass but no real fruit on the palate. Also there is not really any malt sweetness on the palate so it has a dry quality. Body is thin and a little over carbonated. Finishes with toast, roast, coffee and a moderate bitter. It was hard to want more of it because it lacked any kind of sweetness. It tasted a lot like dry cheerios. For the style it’s right on. A neutral malt character with nothing burnt, moderate roast and a bitter chocolate flavor featuring a moderate hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 14:06:17 | More by utopiajane
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.7%

06-01-2013 03:21:58 | More by PEIhop
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-21-2013 01:34:42 | More by AngusOg
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Suds

Pennsylvania

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

This beer is black, with ruddy brown highlights when held to a light. The head is a small-bubbled foam, thick and tan. The aroma is clean...lots of bready malt. The taste is clean, some malt and a touch of hops. Reminiscently smokey...nothing over the top. Medium body. Drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 20:04:09 | More by Suds
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-25-2013 02:26:34 | More by OldTime
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-14-2013 02:26:56 | More by surfrogue1
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-02-2013 19:05:47 | More by Rhettroactive
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1/2" head that falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: very mild aroma as a hint of chocolate and malt are all you can detect.

Taste: mild roasted tones with soft chocolate, grass, and a it of earthiness. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this is a very drinkable beer that is refreshing. Definitely worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 18:54:21 | More by Gavage
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 12:38:15 | More by runlikeakenyan
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-23-2013 00:54:25 | More by yourefragile
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-19-2013 02:49:44 | More by Jspriest
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gregoryhersh

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-13-2013 23:58:49 | More by gregoryhersh
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Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager (Devil's Backbone Collaboration) from Heavy Seas Beer
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