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Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Ãœber Abbey Ale)Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Ãœber Abbey Ale)

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BA SCORE
83
good

368 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 368
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.71%


Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jaynuze on 03-12-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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MarvinTheMarzen

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9%

01-22-2013 02:29:30 | More by MarvinTheMarzen
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

04-23-2014 21:30:24 | More by Durandal_777
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Brenden

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure why an additional difference between this and the barrel-aged version is the style it's listed as, but oh well. Notes are from the Fall of 2012, about 5 months ago, but complete.

The label's color almost speaks to the beer's, as it leans toward brown but has very much a red shade to it from the thickest to thinnest parts of its body. A big creamy off-white head is frothy and tops off at just less than 2 fingers. Lacing is chunky and sticks in very good quantity.
Both creamy and fruity sweetness run out of this beer's aroma, with spiciness to boot. Dark cherry, clove, must and thick, dark breads are foremost. Alcohol is a bit aggressive, a bit on the ethanolic side, and a medicinal kind of note lingers a little.
There's not as much sweetness on the tongue, though again a lot of dark fruit notes come out. Some of that's dryer, come sweeter. Chalky, musty notes add dryness from the yeast, which also adds lots of clove spiciness. Caramel's there in the malts with the bigger bready tone, and a little of a not-quite-smokiness, like the tasty smokiness in certain caramels, accompanies it. It's a little bit phenolic, and the alcohol's not shy, but it comes together.
The body's got a nice strength and fluff to it, keeping up a consistent crispness while managing a smoothness that rolls nicely on the tongue. Alcohol isn't too sharp, and surprisingly not considering its effect on the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 20:44:30 | More by Brenden
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-17-2013 03:44:56 | More by rorjets
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-24-2013 20:43:37 | More by BillRoth
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-14-2013 02:43:10 | More by chrisroarshack
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

11-10-2013 19:29:14 | More by Lee_Hancock
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bigaddy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

11-10-2013 00:32:27 | More by bigaddy
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odomosan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-06-2013 04:00:16 | More by odomosan
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-22-2013 17:38:28 | More by Burt
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salinasa

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9%

10-18-2013 03:50:27 | More by salinasa
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

10-17-2013 14:19:19 | More by polopaul20
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a murky, cloudy mahogany with a quickly fleeting, fizzy head that left a light sheen for lacing.

Creamy banana on the nose was a bit surprising. I found a prominent malt base and a cider like component to the scent also.

The taste is smooth, creamy dried fruit, not candied or sugary, but sweet enough. Also there's some chocolate malt and some milk chocolate. Not a lot of barrel flavor but some good flavors nonetheless.

The feel is thicker, despite the fizzy appearance, smooth and creamy.

Overall, this was a 2013 that may have needed a little more time, though the feel was excellent. The subtle barrel complexities could have been more prominent with more age so I will cellar the other one.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 21:44:38 | More by KYGunner
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

10-14-2013 13:31:53 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-09-2013 23:16:49 | More by Brendog9
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TomG2751

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-06-2013 15:25:18 | More by TomG2751
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Beermaine

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-03-2013 01:12:07 | More by Beermaine
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DruC4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9%

09-29-2013 23:14:42 | More by DruC4
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +9%

09-29-2013 01:23:50 | More by fredmugs
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-28-2013 21:56:56 | More by marlinsfan4
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 7.49. 2013 vintage. Served in a high ball glass.

Pours a mahogany hued deep brown with a finger and a half sandy cream head. The head disappears without leaving any lace.

Smells of mild vinegar (like many sours), caramel and stone fruit with the brandy coming in stronger as it warms.

A pretty smooth and pleasing blend of cherry skins, prunes, caramel, brown sugar, bitter apple peel, a slight woodsy barrel note and brandy/booze.

Creamy medium full body with fairly subtle carbonation. Brandied fruit finish.

This seems to occupy a space for dark fruity Belgians somewhere in between dubbels and quads/BSDAs. It is fairly robust and complex. As with others in the newly revamped and barrel aged Uncharted Waters series this is an outstanding value. Under eight bucks for a barrel aged abbey ale. It may not be stellar or ground breaking but it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 19:31:01 | More by ThickNStout
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mspeese

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-12-2013 00:38:34 | More by mspeese
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Zanico

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-23-2013 23:19:03 | More by Zanico
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

08-12-2013 13:30:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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ryry887

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2013 15:34:36 | More by ryry887
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Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
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