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3.74/5
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1,102 Ratings
Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Ãœber Pils)Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Ãœber Pils)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Arguably our most well-balanced beer, Small Craft Warning seems at once hop-forward and malt-forward; our brewers debate over which flavor force prevails in the beer. Small Craft exemplifies a robust pilsner - it's crisp, well-carbonated, and slightly sweet. The beer is characterized by a firm malt backbone and a pronounced hop character. A fine aroma, from an array of hops, completes this quaffable beer.

Added by farHillsBrewer on 03-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,465
Reviews:
592
Ratings:
1,102
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
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Photo of Bajdog
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMc8ride
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
1.38/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

**
03/14/13

Bottle to pint glass

AROMA: Rice, Aldehyde
LOOK: Beer color, small white head.
TASTE: Rice cereal, Aldehyde - not pleasant at all.light

A Dumper.

**

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into my pilsener glass, it pours a light golden color and leaves the same color body. A one inch white foamy head appears and settles to a half-centimeter fairly quickly and leaves a nice show of speckled spider web lacing. Carbonation rises at a moderate pace. The smell has the malts up front with a nice fighting punch from the noble hops helping to give a decent spiciness. The taste is well balanced between the malts and hops helping to make it slightly sweet and bitter in different ways. The palate is about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, great balance all around. I would say this is very drinkable. Overall, this is good and I’d come back to it.

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Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dean2017
4.87/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Overall a great beer

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Photo of Timtac
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBen5
4.55/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tlloyd417
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deereless
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Merticois
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not balanced. Alcohol comes through, not heat but overpowering flavor-wise. Dogfish nailed a 10% imperial pilsner. I recommend that 1000% over this mess. Sorry heavy season, but toured going to have to try harder.

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Photo of dtm426
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myotus
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (best by date 27Mar16) into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 27Jan16.
LOOK: Pours with two fingers worth of dense, off-white that grows to three fingers worth after 1 minute and a half. After 3 minutes, the foam head has showed no signs of shrinking. Gold in color with a plethora of medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is high in quantity and both thick and thin in various areas.
SMELL: Strong aromas of biscuits meet mild aromas of caramel and subtle aromas of spicy, floral, and bitter hops. There is a hint of alcohol that actually combines well with the other aromas.
TASTE: Strong biscuit flavors enter immediately and are quickly followed my mild grainy malt flavors. Mild caramel flavors enter next and are immediately followed by mild floral and spicy hop aromas. Mild bitter hop flavors enter lastly as all previous flavors push on.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down smooth. Finishes with a moderate dryness. A barley noticable alcoholic warmth can be felt as it goes down the throat.
NOTE: A little too much hoppiness in the taste in my opinion. The sudden appearance of the grainy malt flavors also weren't of my liking. Everything else was spot on.

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Photo of lurfMalderFulder
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PEESHALEODEJANARO
2.56/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Friend gave me a mixed 12-pack for Christmas. Trying this Uber Pils first. Love pirate history so the label design is appealing. Light color, Pils smell, hoppish flavor hits the roof of your mouth. Nothing really interesting or remarkable here. Easy drinking! 7.0% ABV...enjoy!

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Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Much darker than I expected for a pilsner. Orange-brown with a head that didn't last long. Smelled maltier than I thought it would, too. I was expecting pilsner but got more of a malty slightly hopped bock style beer, to my enjoyment! Really was good and will search for more.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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