Heavy Seas – Prosit!

22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
I think that the basic idea of “imperializing” an Oktoberfest beer is essentially a bad idea since it’s simply not a style that needs that kind of treatment, but let’s take a closer look.
Pour lacks much life, but that may be a function of the ABV. Golden orange body with a lack of much sustainable head, minimum carbonation and no lace at all. Nice color but overall a touch ordinary to look at.
The nose is not really definitive and offers not much more than alcoholic malt.
The tastes are mainly a metallic, copper coinage bitterness and some alcoholic malts. The sweetness also starts to come through with a lot of sugary elements which then cascade into the finish. More alcohol. This seems ill-defined. Cloying as the bottle is consumed. Lots of sulfur notes.
Essentially a bad idea to start with and it drank in that manner as well. I suggest a crisp, lower ABV, more traditional version of the style and the drinkability will likely be infinitely better and give you a more quintessential version of the style.

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08/27/2009
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bottle
ABV: 9.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2.5
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 2
Total: 2.43
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