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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
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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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

4.93/5  rDev +31.1%

An EXCELLENT Schwarzbier! FINALLY something American seriously competitive with Köstritzer (Germany's premium schwarz). Properly labeled a "black pilsner" (not all schwarz's are) this beer is smooth, subtle and refreshing like a good pilsner, with the bonus of some easy-going black malty notes in the background.

I LOVE this style, as it has so much more finesse than say a stout, porter or a strong ale, and is more interesting than a pilsner...with the bonus of being a session beer--one you can enjoy during hours of Stammtisch with friends...

08-02-2012 14:31:29 | More by AnalogReigns
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sbbb

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

06-21-2012 14:28:09 | More by sbbb
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-26-2012 00:09:27 | More by Heathbrook
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-08-2014 02:59:39 | More by wrightst
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-16-2012 16:52:03 | More by mendvicdog
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-24-2012 13:49:43 | More by Flowyn82
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-30-2012 16:09:06 | More by NumberNone
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-29-2012 15:00:13 | More by dunix
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-09-2012 01:20:30 | More by RoryOMoore
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

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.

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

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +12.5%

Man, I love this style!

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.

A: Poured a dark, dark color, with a decent bit of ruby once I held it up to the light. I think if you were to peel away the blackness, the clarity would actually be pretty good here. The mocha head was about a finger or so and stayed a sawdust formation on top of the brew for a good bit.

S: Very muted (weak), yet still present aroma of yeast and fresh clean linen. It didn't really have any sort of cocoa or chocolate per se, but there was definitely a bit of dark malt poking through.

T: Excellent flavor of carmel, yeast, and sort of a smoked or toasted grain bill. This had some of the characteristics of a nice Scottish Ale, but without the heaviness or sweetness sometimes associated with that style.

M: Creamy, spritzy, malty, and fresh! This was just a downright pleasure to drink and fell on the palate almost perfectly. In a market saturated with hops, char, and cocoa nibs, this was a most welcome change. Bravo Heavy Seas and Devil's Backbone!

06-20-2012 23:52:53 | More by Chaney
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-14-2012 21:19:59 | More by GFish
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-15-2012 23:13:24 | More by GRG1313
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours very dark brown (with some ruby red tints when held up to the light) with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, it smells like roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and some earthy/grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earthy/grassy hops, and some nuts. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and is well carbonated. It's also smooth and easy enough to drink. I think this is an enjoyable brew, and nicely priced at $4.99 a bomber. I don't think I've heard of Devils Backbone until now, but if I ever come across one of their brews in the future I'll make sure to pick some up.

06-12-2012 22:35:31 | More by bluejacket74
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n2185

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-23-2012 02:48:32 | More by n2185
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-09-2014 04:29:21 | More by st9647v3
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Delaware

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2012 22:20:28 | More by dsshuck
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-10-2013 23:38:31 | More by Zanico
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-16-2012 22:41:28 | More by bigred89
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-07-2012 05:10:32 | More by tobelerone
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-06-2012 21:17:43 | More by brotherloco
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Land Ho! Black Pilsner Style Lager (Devil's Backbone Collaboration) from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.