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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 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 (764) - 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 (7131) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Beautiful clear deep golden with a thick white head. Herbal, grassy, grainy lemony nose. Very malty, crisp and pretty sweet. Like the aroma, the taste has notes of grain, grass, herbs, lemon and a good dosage of pilsner-y hops. The alcohol content is very well hidden. Moderately bitter aftertaste. Very full, round, smooth and creamy on the palate with a nice medium level of carbonation. Lacing hangs in sheets, good head retention. Looks like this improved over last year’s. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2005
12 oz bottle. Golden and clear, with a lasting white head.Clean big malt and noble hop aroma, with a definite lager yeast note. Big and malty flavor with a nice noble hop flavor and bitterness. Has a German character to it....a hoppy maibock? I like this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Bottle. Interesting beer. Amber in color with a nice head. A very complex beer. Went well with Jap food. Very well balanced with hops and malt. Nice mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer. Very hoppy with citrus hops. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2004
a lot of head. a very dark complex beer. i could get both the hops and the malts in this. And the percentages seemed to change with every taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
This poured a clear golden yellow with a good-sized foamy white head. This quickly falls to a collar and leaves a little lacing. Aroma contains citrus hop scents, a bit of an earthy tone and the malt shows through as it warms. Tastes a bit sweet at first then it is followed by a spicy citrus hop flavor to balance it out a bit. The finish is a little bitter and also slightly warming. Mouthfeel is medium and this goes down quite smooth. Makes for a pretty good session beer even at 7%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Deep golden color, good head and lacing. Sugary malts and light hops in the aroma. Body is thicker, but seems to consist mostly of sweet candy malts. They call this an Uber Pils on the label - they forgot to add enough hops to keep up with the almosty cloyingly sweet malts - it ends up tasting almost like a malt liquor with a pepper finish. I’m not saying this was a bad beer, I just think they could’ve done better.

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