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

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

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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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Reviews by metter98:
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metter98

New York

3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with underlying notes of candi sugar.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of Belgian yeast and candi sugar, although no sweetness is perceptible from the latter. Hints of bananas and spices are also noticleable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This saison seems to be a little heavier in body compared to most of the other beers I've tried in the style, possibly due to its use of candi sugar as an ingredient.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 20:08:11 | More by metter98
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A: Poured from the growler into an Ommegang tulip. Body is dark-orange with a whitish head. Some lace.

S: Yeasty overall with spice and cloves.

T: Sweet malt foundation is followed by spices and clove. Some citrusy hops at the finish. Heat from the alcohol is felt in the belly.

M: Medium in heft, a bit slick-ish in feel.

O: Good, though a little too hot from that high ABV and the slick feel doesn't really work for a saison.

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not the greatest saison I've had. but it is drinkable. has the base flavors but its just not that complex. might be picking up some cinnamon spice. otherwise just a little too sweet for the style. good value though, and still refreshing. a bit heavy, I like this style between 6-7%

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Bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance is a golden/amber color, not much of a head - maybe a finger's worth, minimal retention, minimal lacing.

The aroma was a mix of spices (mainly picked out clove and cardamom), bread that seemed on the sweet side, a bit yeasty.

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