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Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer

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83
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734 Ratings
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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 430
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 18
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 05-23-2004)
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Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Heavy Seas Red Sky on cask at the 2014 Decatur Beer Festival.
Off-white head over a slightly hazyboy; durable and creamy head.

Reversing my usual reaction to saisons, this one smells better that it tastes.
A load of wild yeasty flavors in the mouth. Some hint of vinegar in the nose.
Highly complex flavor.

chinchill, Tuesday at 01:27 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

kmos27, Monday at 05:20 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Nightkota, Sunday at 07:42 PM
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3.4/5  rDev -7.4%

Bladezone, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kb2250, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of glass_house
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Belgian tulip

Pours a deep, dense straw gold with 2 fingers of off-white head. Maintains a thin collar with substantial lacing. Aroma is a bit of banana and clove with lots of sharp yeast notes and an overall mild sweetness.

Taste follows the nose very closely. Soft banana and bubblegum notes are accompanied by a grainy peppery bite that I find to be well balanced. The sweetness is more sugary than fruity, and there's a spicy feel that is reminiscent of cinnamon. Very mild hop bitterness that is more like funky grass. The body is medium with enough carbonation to make it tingle just a bit. VERY smooth for the 7.5% abv.

As other reviewers have noted, this seems much more like some sort of hefeweizen-belgian pale hybrid than a saison. That being said, I thought it was excellent, whatever you want to call it. I think the scores here are a bit lower because it doesn't fit neatly into any one style. But if you like Belgian strong pales, you'll probably enjoy this one.

glass_house, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

GeorgeCarroll, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Nordbier, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

9/21....hazy bronze, thick, specs of light at the bottom. with touches of foam remaining. Funky smell, sweet, candied, yeast, wheat. Complex fruity taste, peppery sharp. Nicely balanced and bitter.

KTCamm, Oct 11, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I rate this brewer higher than most. Tasty east coast brewer with a wallop.

A: Pours a lightly hazed golden with a modest head that retains and laces only a little.

S: Typical, but strong yeast profile, with sugar, banana, grass, flowers, and melon underneath.

T: Follows smell with bitey aggressive approach, some where between strong ale and saison, more the former. Pleasant. The finish resolves sweet and then yeast.

F: Light body with moderate carbonation. Not enough mouth feel.

O: more like a Belgian Strong Pale than a Saison. I dont need my beers this strong unless they are from Belgium. But tasty.

Act25, Oct 11, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

laxindad, Oct 10, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%

sammyt728, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

ConradKenney, Oct 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Arch578, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

lauries444, Oct 01, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

Tasty and full flavored. Nice golden color with lots of yeast floating around. Aromas of yeast and spices. Coriander, light pepper. Honeyed malt. Taste follows nose with an edge of alcohol in the finish. Crisp feel and a slight sickness. A touch heavy.Easy drinking, but a little sharp. A nice beer overall.

scootny, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%

On cask. Beautiful beer on cask.

Sludgeman, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 28, 2014
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3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

timmy2b, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

username, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

hypnotoad1, Sep 22, 2014
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Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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