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

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619 Ratings
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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%


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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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Phatz

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On Tap at TJ's Everyday in Paoli PA.

What the hell is going on here? Did they give me the wrong beer. This tastes more like a pale lager than a Saison. It is not offensive. It is not bad. There is simply no flavor there. some sweet fruity malts and some Juicy Juice. That’s it pack your bags and home the show is over. It was really a bit of a disappointment. Well... Here's the breakdown:

Appearance: Served a clear gold color with a white cap on top, but no head when it got to me.

Smell: A pale malt aroma and fruitiness; maybe even a slight detection of yeast and some sugar in the nose. But where are the Saison like spices? Not in my glass.

Taste: The flavors are small and muted. A malty wheat flavor starts with splash of caramel and then a slight touch of yeast--almost but then its gone--and some juiciness with the most remote hint of orange and then a nice crisp hop finish. The light dry aftertaste is pleasant but not bold enough to be called a Saison. There is a nip of alcohol and lemon with that dryness, I actually like the finish. Like I said. There is nothing bad about the beer it just doesn't have much there to brag about, particularly for the style.

Mouthfeel: Very light body fizzy beer leaving behind a bone dry feel.

Drinkability: It is actually a very drinkable beer. It is not a Saison though not IMO.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2007 04:55:41 | More by Phatz
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Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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