Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by wchesak:
4.22/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass
A - like a light colored brown ale with a hint of red, not much of a head and some lacing
S - nice bready, yeasty smell almost like going into a bakery...a slight hint of citrus from the hops right at the beginning but gives way quickly
T - very complex flavor, hard to pick up on everything that is going on...the hop grapefruit hits off first with the carbonation and eventually gives way to a malty, bread like flavor and then finally an almost bitter chocolate is the last thing I get
M - initially strong with the hop presence and carbonation but then becomes smooth quickly, lingering flavors
D - love ESBs in general but Clipper City takes this well beyond most...could see myself buying some to savor year round
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2009 03:29:48 | More by wchesak
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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
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