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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

912 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 912
Reviews: 510
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 33
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 02-17-2004

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Photo of IMZep
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Malt, followed by caramel, followed by malt. Very pleasant overall.

Photo of fireteacher
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevdemers
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
2.51/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Extremely unpleasant flavor on the palate which is unfortunate as the look, smell and carbonation level of the beer was well done.

Photo of atrocity
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Arch578
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Flounder57
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Toasted, burnt bread, biscuity, caramel, fruity, and earthy.

Taste: Definitely chewy malt forward with burnt toast flavor, bitterness, some citrus, caramel, and fruity notes.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, chewiness, dome bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty spit on for the style. Sometime one is in the mood for chewiness and mild bitterness.

Photo of Farinag16447
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cozmo
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of danlib21
2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A little bland but not terrible.

Photo of BeerCrack
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DonWeymouth
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of combatbootz
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very well brew ESB, great strong bitter end

Photo of InkedinRi
2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I was not crazy about this beer. Poured a dark copper with what looked to be something like yeast floating as thick as a snow glob. Taste was watery with a alcohol after taste. Over all a poor beer.

Photo of Markbienvenu
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Chris00710
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mousebeer
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of somalley26
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BigDrewBigDrew
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of KyleStanton
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of dsshuck
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
86 out of 100 based on 912 ratings.