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

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of bubseymour
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I did the 1st review and I'm not quite sure if this is an American Amber Lager as most of the ingredients are German. Feel free to change to proper style if I didn't classify it correctly.

Appearance is very clear copper color with lots of carbonation. Fizzy head to start but then it settles in for a nice 2 finger head and decent retention.

Very disappointing smell of sulfur and malt. Not much else.

Taste - Almost an adjunct like metallic and grain taste. Some crispness in the finish. Not tasting the Noble hops nor the various German malts that are claimed on the label.

Mouthfeel - Respectable for the style.

Overall - An ok sessionable lager beer, but flavoring is not up to Clipper City's usual standards.

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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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3.48/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of RickS95
3.69/5  rDev +6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of Phillyone1
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%

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