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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

795 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
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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Gemini6

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-21-2014 11:39:30 | More by Gemini6
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-17-2014 23:35:53 | More by jaymo18
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Mojo

Alabama

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> snifter glass

A - deep amber pour with a big four inch head which is light brown in appearance.

S - weak nose, mostly malt and bread

T - some honey, lemon, and orange peel with a bitter finish that is about the same flavor as the corky bitter stuff that can be found inside a pecan (prounced PEE-kahn)

M - medium thickness, bit of an aftertaste

O - decent offering. I'd drink another one.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 21:29:50 | More by Mojo
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-14-2014 07:34:30 | More by Tiernan
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Irish57

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-14-2014 01:03:05 | More by Irish57
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prisdefer

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2014 23:42:01 | More by prisdefer
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-07-2014 21:14:06 | More by zekeman17
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AndersonGT

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-04-2014 23:48:38 | More by AndersonGT
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nickmantia

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

02-03-2014 18:29:17 | More by nickmantia
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-01-2014 02:18:42 | More by kkmiller76
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-26-2014 06:17:32 | More by Swift989
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-25-2014 17:11:24 | More by JG-90
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-24-2014 12:08:48 | More by jmsedgwick
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-24-2014 01:29:54 | More by buzzy
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RobDB

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-22-2014 21:40:50 | More by RobDB
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AGB

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-20-2014 16:08:23 | More by AGB
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2014 15:25:15 | More by Griffith
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-18-2014 22:17:34 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-14-2014 20:36:11 | More by Drknight
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-13-2014 11:57:26 | More by IPAFrankieH
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle vigorously into a Teku glass.

A- pours a beautiful amber color, with an inch and a half of white head that stays for a good minute or two. Nice lacing around the glass after each sip.

S- smells of malt, bread, and a hint of alkalinity. Very biscuity. No harsh scents or overtones. Maybe a hint of dates?

T- tastes of bready malts with a pleasant bitterness from the hops. A very crisp, refreshing finish for an ESB. The 7.75% abv in not detectable, in fact this drinks like a 4.5% English bitter.

M- prickly on the tongue and cheek, with a slight bite from the hop bitterness on the finish. Finished dry and clean. Very palatable.

O- a solid brew from heavy seas. Definitely one you want to drink quickly and not age, as 7.5% is a bit under the abv for aging and due to the hop content, will definitely oxidize in 6 months or so. I look forward to next year for this seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 07:39:15 | More by Budinetz
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-13-2014 02:22:02 | More by ToddGingerich
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-10-2014 01:58:42 | More by outoffocus
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a brown color with copper edges and a half finger of head. The head dissipated pretty quickly, but still left some nice lace rings on the glass. The nose was malty. The flavor is malt forward with a semi-dry finish. In addition, the finish was plagued with a funny aftertaste that was difficult to place.

Like most Heavy Seas offerings, it was underwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2014 05:45:19 | More by 57md
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-06-2014 19:13:52 | More by dsnyder61
Heavy Seas - Winter Storm ("Category 5" Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
86 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.