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

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83
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785 Ratings
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 20
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 05-23-2004

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Ratings: 785 | Reviews: 438
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3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUduke
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: February 8, 2015... GLASSWARE: La Fin du Monde tulip... OCCASION: watching the Grammys and waiting for more inclement weather... APPEARANCE: cloudy, light yellow body; creamy off-white head settles to a reasonably bubbly half-inch; ... AROMA: instant lemon grass and bubble gum; pepper, clove, and a bevy of hop varietals to tantalize ... PALATE: quite drinkable, with a smooth, rum-like warmth and comfort; the finish is dry but welcoming and lingering...TASTE: a dramatically packed burst of hops that evoke flowers and lemongrass; bubblegum, clove and anise (?) complicate the experience in a good way, with each sip invoking consideration; fruits like pear and apple arrive late in a loaded plate ...OVERALL: this was the beer I took to the 2003 trip to OBX, and all as well until I found a claw (!) in a bottle; still, a fantastic beer for the summer--and, not bad in the months leading up to the spring...

Photo of misternebbie
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KWrightVT
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly opaque deep gold with effervescence boiling up from the bottom of the goblet where the stem is attached. The pour produces 2+ fingers of white, moderately lasting, foam head that fades to a thin surface cap with a thick island at the center that leaves a thin collar ring & streaks lace. Aroma is mostly wheat but a hint of biscuit malt, notes of banana, Belgian yeast & perfumey fruitiness with a hint of acidic green apple sourness. Taste is sweeter than the nose with notes of wheat, cobbler dough & banana with hints of peach, white grape & slightly tart green apple, spices, Belgian sugar & yeast. Finishes peppery & mildly acidic with a light bitterness that lingers & builds in the wheaty, floral, dry & mildly tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is divergent being medium bodied with a lively carbonation, sweet up front - dry in the finish/aftertaste, spottily acidic & prickly, creamy but slightly oily & slick over the tongue.

Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrand2621
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tybeerius
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

ok beer...doesn't have the smooth finish that a good saison (e.g. Saison Dupont) has.

Photo of ConanSachler
2.06/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was a poor excuse for a saison. It was very heavy and spiced to the point of palate shock. I could barely get through it. If it wasn't given to me, I would have drain poured this one.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xudave56
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JNForsyth
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris00710
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DonWeymouth
2.33/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like a spicy champagne.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this most excellent saison pours a light straw/amber color with a firm white head that dissipates to a thin layer and excellent lacing. Nose of lightly spicy Belgian yeast, bubblegum, candy sugars, light banana, and light clove. Flavors are solid and delicious with a complex quandary of sweet Belgian sugars up front, banana flavors to the sides, and a nice spicy yeast flavor to the rear marrying nicely with the very light herbal clove aftertaste and mild hops. A new favorite for the style brewed by an American brewery WHICH is really impressive. Lightly dry finish makes this one a fantastic sipper. VERY well done.

Cheers!

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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