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Heavy Seas - Plank III - Heavy Seas Beer

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bccocx on 07-08-2014

Aged on Jamaican Allspice wood and featuring pepper and fruit flavors, PLANK III offers a unique taste and aroma. According to Christopher Leonard, Brewmaster and Operations Manager, “PLANK III is an exciting Belgian-style Tripel. We believe it is the first commercially available beer that has been aged on Jamaican Allspice wood. Goldenrod in color with a dense head and creamy mouthfeel, this robust, bold brew presents phenolic flavors of white pepper and peach skin from the warm fermentation along with subtle spiciness from the wood aging.”

Hops: Styrian Aurora, German Smaragd
Malts: Pale, 2-Row. German Munich Malt
Suggested Food Pairings: Strong, pungent semi-soft and semi-firm cheeses, anything
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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZackJ
4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've ever had.

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark gold with moderate light tan head.
S: It smelled like grassy hops and spicy Belgian yeast.
T: It tasted like grassy hops and spicy Belgian yeast, with some candi sugar and a little golden raisin. It had a clean sweet and sour aftertaste.
M: It was oily with fine carbonation. Nice and slick.
D: This was decent light Belgian, but I couldn't find any wood. Nice scent and taste and body, with a decent finish. The alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Ok to try once, but disappointing it wasn't more unique.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 4/26/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, honey, toasted bread, light bubblegum, herbal, grass, light wood, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, honey, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light wood, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, apricot, pear, apple, banana, clove, pepper, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice tripel style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a large tulip glass a deep burnt orange a half finger bone white head.Alcohol,yeast,and fruit in the nose,not getting much of the allspice wood.Vanilla toffee and spiced yeasty flavors with just a hint of the wood coming thru...just a hint, a decent amount of alcohol in the finish.Not a world beater but it's not bad.

Photo of Smooches
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dmberger
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of OkLetsGo14
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Gmann
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Apellonious
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.

A - Bright orange, with ruby highlights. One finger head, decent lace retention.

S- Banana, bubble gum, yeast.

T - Banana, candied sugar, yeast, and some wood/spice on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is good, slightly creamy, semi-dry finish.

O- This is tasty. The wood/spice is subtle. Almost overly fruity, but recommended.

Photo of fourstringer
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Stamped "14116".

A: Hazy, golden orange-yellow body with 1 finger of off-white head. OK retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Sweet, spicy Belgian yeast. Fruit-forward: banana, tropical fruit, lemon, coriander. Some darker baking spice. Allspice? Maybe. Candi sugar. The wood-aged elements are subtle, but there is a hint of dark rum.

T: The sweetness, fruit and spice hit first with an accompanying wheat-like maltiness. A moderate hop bitterness develops to close it out somewhere between dry and semi-dry. Light alcohol presence, especially for the style. Lingering fruit and hops in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate-to-low carbonation for the style with a medium body. Smooth and slightly creamy. A tad sticky.

O: I found this one to be pretty tasty. I'm a bit surprised by the low scores. I'll admit it was more imperial hefeweizen than tripel and the wood-aged notes were dialed low in the mix, but it drank very nicely.


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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +19.5%

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