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Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale)
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86
very good

793 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 30
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 02-17-2004)
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cdizinno

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4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: dark amber red. off-white head that fades slowly with heavy lacing.

S: malty aromas that give a slightly sweet scent. Slight undertones of hops and citrus.

T: nice strong hops and slightly complex background flavors of glazed caramel and light citrus.

M: very smooth, full body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

D: Tasty beer. I've had it on tap and it's even better.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 23:44:12 | More by cdizinno
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Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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