Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Davy Jones’ Lager (- 2012)

RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Traditionally Cream Ales are fermented using lager yeast at "ale" temperatures, then slowly lowered down to "lager", taking the yeast from the top down to Davy Jones’ Locker.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7767) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Savannah, Ga. - Five Points Liquor - 22 oz bomber. Medium gold pour, soft white head, light lacing. Aroma has a wort-like essence, some grainy notes. Flavor has some honey sweetness, a bit of booziness, some graininess and a bit of soggy oat breakfast cereal. Mouthfeel is thick enough,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (7193) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bomber. This poured with some copper hue and was clear. A decent head that was off white and the retention was ok. A fruit and spice aroma. Flavor also had nice fruit and it was well hopped with spicy floral hops. Some cinnamon and caramel made this a sweet beer but the hops were dry. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a sweet pale malty nose with some noble hops and a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with good fullness and clean sweetness with a touch of light caramel and earthy bitter balance before a drier, slightly warming bittersweet finish. True to style and fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5568) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Pours a nice, if typical, clear amber with a fairly thick but not persistent white head. Malty aroma has an apple undertone, nothing special but still OK. Flavor, though, is quite nice, malty and fruity with a hint of hoppy bitterness. Texture is smooth, a little edgy and a little fizzy. Overall, not Heavy Seas’ best, but still worthy of a try, at least.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of malt, slight hops, and some corn. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, light lager yeast, and some hops. Medium body. Average texture. Malt, lager yeast, and light hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $5.49 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clearish, golden-orange body with a sizable head, no more than a finger’s worth, and near white in color.

Smell: Grainy, sweetish notes with a slight grassy, hay-like hop hint and some detectable alcoholic sniffs. So far, not the best beer to honor the lead singer of the Monkees, I must say. You’d have to be a Daydream Believer to think this beer was shaping up to be something special.

Taste: Sweet, bready malts, a tad grainy and with a sugary bent to it, like a vending machine jumbo-sized honey bun. Brassy, grassy hops, moderately bitter. Hint of toasted corn cob. Some fairly astringent alcoholic around mid-palate and lasting beyond the drying finish. There’s not much to it, and, what’s there, well, isn’t all that good.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slightly sticky.

Overall: Some beers can really hide their alcohol content quite well. That’s not the case here, sadly. In fact, I was rather surprised to see it listed as being only 7%. But, then again, this Mutiny Fleet series has been full of surprises!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4598) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Maddy’s, Washington. Clear golden with an off-white, ok lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, toasted), light hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, light+ bitter. Medium body. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
22oz bottle. Golden orange color, White head. Hightly active carbonation , rapidly cascading to the surface. Malt aroma, with fruit. Has hints of grain, corn, and a bit of straw. Tastes of a hearty, "high quality" malt liquor, with a dry malt flavor. Loads of cereal character in the creamy body. A touch of alcohol flavor as well. Finishes with a touch of grassy hops, but mostly cereal malt. Imperial Cream Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (4289) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pour is a clear bronze with a small white head. Aroma is sugar, grain and a very slight hop. Flavor is again with the grain, some honey sweetness and alcohol. Mouthfeel is thick and cloying. Meh not really great but I can’t really say anything bad about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Clear golden pour with filmy white head. Not overly sweet corn aroma, and flavor has a bit more of the hop character to add balance. reminded me of some esl’s but much smoother and more complex flavor. bitterness from the hops comes out on the tail end. pretty tasty for what it was, but nothing that i’d seek out again.

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