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Heavy Seas - Cutlass (Amber Lager) - Heavy Seas Beer

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This malty lager is our most award-winning beer: it took gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival from 2006 to 2010. Cutlass Amber has a toasted, biscuity character. The slight sweetness comes from Crystal malt. Vienna malt contributes a remarkable smoothness and Munich malt gives an amber color and delicate aroma. Tettnang hops infuse the beer with a slight earthiness. Formerly named Heavy Seas Märzen, Cutlass Amber is our second best-selling beer. In 2012, Cutlass Amber won a silver medal at the World Beer Cup in the Vienna Lager category.

(Beer added by: bubseymour on 04-30-2013)
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber-orange color with a medium-sized, amber-tinted head of froth. Head retention is average, and the beer leaves fairly little lacing.

S: Some sweetish, moderately toasty malt aromas up front. Notes of caramel and doughy bread. Some light floral hop aroma. There's also some mild yeasty fruitiness and tartness.

T: A nice malty flavor up front. Caramel sweetness is balanced with a pleasant toastiness and breadiness. Floral hops add a nice bite of bitterness. A bit of lager-y tartness, fruitiness, and mineral flavor is apparent into the finish.

M: Medium-light body. Carbonation is a bit light. A building dryness into the finish invites another sip.

O: This is a pleasant take on a Vienna lager from Heavy Seas. It's definitely no Eliot Ness, and it's not exactly a Boston Lager, but it's still enjoyable.

Clydesdale, Oct 12, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

Doomcifer, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle with purchase before date notched on label info.

Pours quite clear, lighter amber, minor head, with larger bubble rising and producing no lace...bleeh look to this one.

Faint malt on the nose

Better tasting then it looks or smells. Moderate malty sweetness with caramel prominent.

Easy drinking sessioner.

A worthy add in to my chicken marinade this morning.

This is a decently well rounded and smooth crowd pleasing type of brew.

Billolick, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

mctizzz, Jan 03, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%

BBQWhisperer, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

tallfellapgh, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dcbeers, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden color with an eighth of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that collected in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department at all. I got faint notes of malt, some honey, straw and clover.

Taste: Very reminiscent of a German-style lager. Malty, yet hoppy. Sweet, yet slightly bitter. Good floral flavors of clover, yeast, crystalized sugar, honey suckle.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light, but with some good and with an ABV of 5.4%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very, very solid lager. Great session beer, full of flavor, nicely balanced and extremely drinkable. I’ll certainly get this beer again.

Jeffreysan, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

socon67, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of RickS95
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fairly non-descript pour. Looks like a stardard issue lager with some reddish hues to the regular golden color. Very clear, no haze. Head is bright white, a finger thick and has moderate retention.

It's got a yeasty, bready smell with just a splash of citrus. Not much of a hop nose.

Very flavorful for a lager. Very malty, though with so many different malts it's hard to distinguish each one. Earthy, Noble hops in a lasting finish.

It's smooth and slightly sweet. In mid-sip the hops take over and lay down a savory feel. Fairly crisp, dryish finish.

Not bad, easy to drink, lowish alcohol, mostly a non-aggressive sessiony kind of beer that would go with any occasion.

RickS95, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

bconsidine, Jul 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Mbpike, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

DOCRW, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

dvmin98, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

mikeburd1128, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

SLewis, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

MM47, Jun 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

BogAl, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a very thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet toasted malts are present in the nose; these become a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell and has slight hints of initial sweetness with flavors of toasted malts and is followed by hints of earthy yeast towards the finish. No bitterness is perceptible, although there's just enough underlying hops to keep the malty sweetness from becoming cloying.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and malty and tastes like a true representation of the style.

metter98, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

GNH3, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dsshuck, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ChipMurray, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

citrusydark, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Cook82, Aug 01, 2014
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Heavy Seas - Cutlass (Amber Lager) from Heavy Seas Beer
80 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.