Fielder's Choice

Maryland
United States
Fielder's Choice Heavy Seas Beer Cal Ripken
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our Fielder's Choice American Premium Lager is a commemorative brew we produced using traditional German brewing techniques and the finest ingredients. We started with high quality Canadian Pale Malt and German Dark Munich Malt. This combination provided a medium-bodied, clean malt backbone, with subtle notes of biscuit and fresh baked bread. We imported German Hallertau Mittlefrue and Czech Saaz hops to lend a soft, gentle, balanced flavor. This homage to the easy drinking lagers of Baltimore's past is the perfect choice for celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the finest accomplishments in professional sports.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
18
Hops: 
Hallertau
Malts: 
Two-Row, German Dark Crystal Malt
Judges Review 
Graham L. Barron's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

American Lager gets a (somewhat deserved) bad rap among craft beer drinkers. Unfortunately, too many commercial examples lack flavor and are too watery. One would be justified to worry when initially seeing this beer with its golden yellow color, perfect clarity, and little to no head. However, that’s where the similarities with “your dad’s beer” end. The aroma is primarily sweet corn and malt with a hint of floral hops that emerge more as the beer warms. The rich, sweet malt carries through and dominates the flavor, but not in a cloying way. A restrained floral and lightly spicy hoppiness provides a pleasing counterpoint to the corny sweetness. The yeast character is decidedly clean and unobtrusive as it should be in a well-made lager. This full-flavored but “less filling" beer is a great example of how good this style can be and is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot summer’s day at the ballpark.

Brewery Introduction

Our Mission – Heavy Seas is about adventure, challenge, risk taking, rebellion, and an active lifestyle. Symbolizing a certain swagger, our pirate logo is the perfect metaphor and the ocean has always been one of man's greatest challenges and most inspiring adventures. We love... Read More

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