RATINGS: 728   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

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3.6
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.

2.5
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.

3.5
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.

4.3
jde123 (775) - 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!

3.7
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.

3.7
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.

4
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, 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.

4.4
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.

3.4
mkobes (2142) - 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.

3.3
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.


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