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

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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: pezoids on 05-23-2004

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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.

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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.

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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.

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