Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Blueribbon666:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I chased a Celebration Ale w/this fine ESB. Drank this straight from the bottle as it was from the fridge @ a holiday party w/a very interesting mix of craft beers. I had my doubts about following the Celebration Ale w/this ESB but it actually was a nice brew that was actually a perfect step back if only slightly from the Celebration Ale which is hop cone right off the branch. Would definitely have again and recommend to all those looking for a winter/holiday beer that's just that BEER, w/o the trimmings. Clove, nutmeg and the like. Good drinkability for a stronger beer w/a hop kick
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2010 04:50:02 | More by Blueribbon666
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3.48/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a clear dark garnet red in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some copper + cola brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall foamy sudsy light tan head that quickly reduces to a medium sized mottled very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of citrus/orange rind hops, toasted nutty malts, and fruity yeast.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted malts with a light amount of nuttiness as well as a light amount of toffee sweetness. There is a slightly stronger than moderate amount of citrus/orange rind hops that contribute a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness. Hints of alcohol in the finish as well.
M: Medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: An interesting take on an ESB - much hoppier than any of the others that I have tried. Slightly too much alcohol and that alcohol is not well enough hidden for me. Probably would not grab another one of these but it can definitely be enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 01:32:43 | More by dbrauneis
Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
86 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.