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Style: Über Pils ABV: 7% IBUs: 35 Availability: Year-round Hops: Warrior, Palisade, French Strisselspalt, Saaz, Simcoe, Cascade Malts: 2-row, Munich, Caramalt 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3929) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2005
2005 bottle. Fine bubbles rise vigorously to create a large, long-lived fluffy white head atop a bright goldenrod colored body. Pils malt and some grassiness in the nose, with a rather sugary feel to it. Quite sweet to begin, in flavor, but lager yeast and awesome grassy hoppiness prevail upon the uber malt. I like this, I’m not afraid to admit it. Probably ageable for a year too. Light spices, some hay, bit of vanilla. Medium-full body. Low, natural carbonation. Bit of apricots on the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
Bottle, poured a dark yellow with a small white quickly fading head. Floral aroma. Hops on the taste , for 7% did not really taste it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2005
Pours golden and a bit cloudy. Tastes malty and a bit sweet for a pilsner. Good flavor and nice finish. Really drinkable beer for a 7% alcohol content. You can really see the bock side of the beer come out. A nice combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jclzony (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2005
Came from the tap a light amber color with a thin white head. Moderate sweet malt essence with a light citrus hop finish. Refreshing taste considering the alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Bottle. A very clear yellowish color. Nice strong taste that has a hint of citrus to it. Very fast fading finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAR 27, 2005
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. Fresh before June 05 on label. Poured out a darker shade of straw yellow. It has a thin, fast fading white head, that left a slight layer of frothy foam on top of the beer itself. Aromas are mostly of lager yeasts, slightly musty. Some lemony aromas here, not appropiate for the style. My guess is that they used stale grain to brew this beer. Medium mouthfeel, nothing special there. Finished too lemony for my liking. Needs serious work, and fresher ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2005
A wonderful pils. Fantastic aroma of fragrant mild hops and a touch of lemon. To quote Michael Jackson, "it’s frighteningly drinkable". At 7% alcohol this one can sneak up on you though. An example of perfect hop use.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 Holy crap, I loved this beer on draught. A definate surprise as I had ordered it after a wonderful scotch ale, expecting something crisp and light, never having heard of this beer beforehand. What I got was a very complex concoction, lots of floral hop aroma, nice and bubbly, very thick and full bodied. I loved it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Pours a deep bright golden with a thick frothy and well-lacing white head. Aroma boast lots of fresh European hops and a nice sweet malty backing. Starts with a light pale malty sweetness with some green, resiny, earthy hoppiness and a dry sticky, semi-bitter finish. A nice double-pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Pours an abundant white head on a crystal golden body. Spicy hop aroma. Flavor is well balanced blend of malt and sharply bitter hops. Clean aftertaste; a bit of bitterness left on the tongue. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

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