Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) | Heavy Seas Beer

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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
Ratings:
1,098
Reviews:
590
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
112
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,098 |  Reviews: 590
Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Mostly clear gold body, thin cap.

Aroma/Flavor: Citrus/earthy hop over a sweet malty body. With a touch of booze on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, touch of hop linger and booze.

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Photo of Vylo
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Called an Uber Pils for a reason this amps up the Pilsner style malts with a slight hop bitterness. Very good but a tad bitter. Lots of cereal maltiness.

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Photo of Crashtap
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timothybarney
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Markbienvenu
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yancey82
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glass_house
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colin32
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBlack
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casterbridge
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of microbrewlover
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours a 50% transparent straw color with a lot of carbonation and a one finger white head which lasts along with very light lacing.

The smell is malty, grassy, cracker like along with spicy hops. It smells like there is a lot of caramel and sweet malts.

The taste follows the nose with a well blended hop/malt combination. The malts are both sweet and caramel. There is a light cracker like taste along with a slight grassy taste. The finish is dry with spicy malts in and just a little gritty.

Overall this is a nicely hopped Pils. It compares nicely with, say "S.N. "Beer Camp; Hoppy Lager"

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Photo of Therealfootball
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of predikit
3.02/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was very malty but had some flavors which did not agree with me. I was very turned off by it, but I got used to it by the third beer which is no plus in it's favor. Can't say I would ever go for this brew again.

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Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cburcky
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhesington
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UPMD_Bill
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Usually I'm not a big pilsner fan so surprised that I liked it.
Tastes of honey and grass. Heavier and richer than it looks at first. Enough carbonation to balance it out.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heavy Seas - Small Craft Warning (Über Pils) from Heavy Seas Beer
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,098 ratings.
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