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

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BA SCORE
83
good

401 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jaynuze on 03-12-2007)
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Photo of deereless
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A flash of thick head that drops relatively quickly leaving a spotty layer over the surface of the beer, deep amber to light brown in color, minor activity is visible in the beer - 3.50, S: Tons of tart cherries and a good deal of spiciness, lots of phenols and the faintest hint of a high quality balsamic vinegar (that's good), thick sweetness that I associate with dried figs or prunes - 4.25, T: Very spicy and slightly peppery, alcohol plays a large part of the palate, dry body, candied sugars, brandied soaked dried cherries, hint of clove, a bit dry and chalky - 4.00, M: Medium bodied but with a touch of silkiness - 4.00, D: All around a good brew, quite drinkable - 3.50

deereless, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of Buebie
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was naughty tonight and pulled a beer from the 'no touch' cellar. This is a 2008 bottle courtesy of gford217. Got it in a trade a couple years ago.
Was stored at 50 degrees in the dark, went into the fridge a couple weeks ago.

Poured from the bottle into an oversized snifter. Poured somewhat hard revealing less then an inch of off white head. Fizzling away to leave a collar of retention. Lace is mostly non existent.
Color is brown, cranberry juice highlights when held to light.

Aroma is very well malty. Alot of caramel in there with a touch of burnt toffee, dark fruit and a very distant waft of chocolate. A bit of cranapple juice in there also, mixing with a half fermented grape. Resulting in a sweet wine aroma. Some mild alcohol in there too with a spice.

Mouthfeel at first is light and crisp, giving way to a little syrupy slickness.

Taste is sweet upfront, plenty of malt, caramel and burnt toffee again, increasing spice, wine similarities, more of a red though. Fermented fruit, belgian yeast flavors, little funk and breadiness with very mild coriander and fig. Finishing with a tart cranberry flavor..its more of a fermented fruit with some sweetness.
A mild bittering into the finish, lingering with cranberry bitters after the swallow.

I have not had this fresh and I can only imagine that the years have put on a bit of mellowing. Good brew overall. I did notice one off flavor on first sip though and it seemed to melt away as the beer warmed. That being vinegar, was odd.

Buebie, May 04, 2010
Photo of Hatchman
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance- Burnt Orange and Dark Cherry, and a pinkish sheet of lace over the glass.

Smell- Chocolate and burnt caramel and sugar with a hint of fruit.

Taste- The only fruit I can taste is prunes, dates, and raisins. I'm not a big fan of any of those, so the taste score is lacking for me personally. Slight taste of the burnt chocolate, caramel, and sugar that the smell hinted. No hops or yeast that I can detect.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and fizz, lighter mouthful than the flavor would indicate.

Drinkability- Not a summer beer, a little too heavy on the palate and eye for that. I don't like the fruit tastes involved, and the mix of fizz and burnt sweetness with the sour fruit taste leaves me sort of, well, like I just sucked on something sour. I don't think I would search this beer out again.

Hatchman, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of lovindahops
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into pint glass

A- dark amber look with slight head that disappears quickly. Lacing not bad

S- sweet malt and alcohol. Almost smells medicinal

T- some fruit and smoked malty flavor. Again, sweet syrup and big time alcohol

M- full bodied and sweet and creamy

D- pretty tasty. The blend of fruitiness and toasted sweet malt made it good. One to two is enough because of the alcohol

lovindahops, Apr 05, 2010
Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

from a suggestion from the BeerMan777..cheers.
popped this cherry into several oddly shaped glasses shared amongst friends departing for the spring, summer, and maybe longer. there is longing in this glass, a deep red and foamy longing, the carbonated blood of brothers. oh and it smells like our blood too. candied raisin booze (why my blood is such a hit at the bank) and sultry notes of caramel. shoulda maybe sat on this one for a few months but i just got the shit! i gotta open a bottle of something. if i ever get another one, i'll treat her righter. til then, she's a hot lass full of potential...ready for babies. hot candy babies.

olympuszymurgus, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of beerthulhu
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a coppery-brick color with a medium turbidity. The head was foamy with an active display of surface eruptions that quickly led to its demise leaving no appreciable lacing. A mixture of macro and micro particulate matter clouds the drink, while a medium-strong display of carbonation quickly rises. Nice coloring and turbidity, but a weak holding head doesn't leave you much time to appreciate this.

S: The nose was semi-sweet but less so malty with a touch of solvent alcohol. Ripe fruit with raisins is also evident but less so appreciable in terms of strength. Overall lacks complexity and a malty fullness instead opting for a heavier then normal dose of alcohol fusels.

T: The flavor was spicy and a bit malty to start, bready notes come through it still doesn't convince me this is a malt forward beer. The alcohol is dominant, again coming in strong of solvent. Toasted grains struggle to come through but are blindsided by the heaping of alcohol and is never fully appreciated. As with the nose, lacked a certain level of complexity and depth iv come to expect per style, especially since abbeys are on the top of my list of favorite styles. Solvent alcohol tones, perhaps a bit much seem to drown out any appreciable attributes this may have brought to the table.

M: The mouthful was edgy from the carbonation, full bodied with a creamy texture and nature. Fusels are evident giving this a whinning high pitch alcohol tone rather a soft and warming nature and lacked any mouth coating maltiness despite its deceptive fullness.

D: A slow sipping boozy experience that trades of complexity and depth for a high dose of alcohol fusels makes this a bit of a disappointment. A marginable drinking experience , hindered by the high alcohol that feels like it drinks several points higher then its advertised 9.0%av. It took me awhile to drink this, and im no stranger to big alcohol beers, but maybe had something to do with the lack of enjoyment and unbalanced nature. Highly unlikely a re-visit and wouldn't go out of my way to recommend unless the person is interested in only tasting scotchy booze.

beerthulhu, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear dark mahogany with a fine-bubbled pale tan head. Aroma is strong and fruity with yeasty and malty undertones and a whisper of butterscotch. Flavor is fruity and a bit sweet with malty and woody undertones. Texture is rough, edgy and tingly, leaving a pleasing finish.

Cyberkedi, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of Liverpool08
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light Plum color with a big puffy head that settles down into a nice 1 inch top. Good lacing thruout. Not much of an aroma, a little dark fruit smell. Taste echoes the dark fruit. A little spice and raisins, a little of the belgian funk. Still not a great flavor. Its an ok try at the style but lacks that deep candied fruit flavor you get in other Belgian darks. Its easy to drink and the booze is hidden well. So overall an ok brew.

Liverpool08, Mar 24, 2010
Photo of PJStello
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours easily and settled down with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly. Ranges from a mahogany to dark amber color as you move it around in the light.

Smell - Upon first opening the the bottle you are greeted with a nice characteristic belgian ale aroma; however, said aroma greatly tones down as the beer settles into the glass. After a few sips (with a good bit of room left in the glass) disturbing the beer a bit it will kick off a nice malty aroma.

Taste- Definitely tasted a few spices hitting the tongue right off the bat, however as it moved around I began to pick up a good bit of a honey flavor. The hops definitely offer more of an aromatic quality in this beer as they definitely linger in the after taste. The flavor of this beer really does let you know you are drinking a 9% beer .

Mouthfeel- This beer really sits in the middle of the road; I can't say it feels heavy, and I can't say it feels like the lightest beer either. It has a very light carbonation that gently tickles the tongue.

Drinkability- Very drinkable. I recommend starting your night with this beer and coasting with something like a Yeungling lager afterwards.

Grade- B (cold) / B+ (warm): When comparing it against other Belgian (style) Strong Ales I feel like this beer is a bit lacking in the flavor department, and it really has to be kicked in the ass to offer up a nice aroma. Holy Sheet is a very drinkable beer and something I would easily consider going back to if nothing better was offered at the time.

PJStello, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of kdawg105
4.8/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really good beer!! The appearance was inviting with lace that stuck to the glass the whole way down. The smell was a little lighter that expected but nice with a balance of malt and hops. The taste great very balanced brew with a nice little bite of hops. The mouthfeel is perfect it has a nice feel to it. The drinkability is also great the beer has no overpowering characters and it finishes really smooth!! To be so strong in abv.% it is a really easy drinking brew!

kdawg105, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of dpasotti
2.23/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a transparent deep plum color into my Piraat balloon glass. Zero head despite the high-altitude pour directly down the center. Aroma is very clean and lacks any Belgian yeast character whatsoever. Dark toasty malt; very biscuity with just a little fruit. Smells quite similar to a doppelbock.

This is a Belgian style? A thin malty sweetness that turns tart and quickly fades away. Alcohol is very forward and feels like more than 9%. Not a hint of Belgian-style phenols anywhere on the palate either. Mouthfeel is thin and boring with medium-high carbonation.

Holy Sheet is a very disappointing offering from Clipper City, a solid brewery that I feel has some excellent beers in the form of Loose Cannon and The Great Pumpkin. I finished the bottle, but I won't be having this again.

dpasotti, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of claytri
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a rich Mahogany with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel malt and spices. The tastes was of caramel malt, vanilla, and spice. The feel was heavy and wet. A very pleasant beer, the spices and vanilla were a good compliment to the malt.

claytri, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of adamette
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that I bought at Warehouse Beverage on Mayfield in Cleveland last week. No observed "best by" date. Poured into my silver rimmed Westvleteren goblet.

A Creamy light brown head over a dark brown body which glows a dark mahogany in front of direct light. Curtain like lacing left on the inside of the glass after repeated sips. 4.0

S Sweet malt with minimal hops. A warmth of alcohol is apparent. Inviting, interesting smell. 4.0

T Nice, sweet malt taste with a warmth of alcohol that is really a nice effect. This taste is of a classic Belgian Strong Dark Ale and I really like the sweetness with the Belgian yeast taste as well. Bravo. 4.5

M Some syrupy stickiness but the feel is moderate. There is a warmth of alcohol to it and it certainly is a "big" beer but really I would characterize this as a moderate feel for the style. 4.0

D The malty sweetness helps the drinkability which cannot be that high due to the elevated ABV of 9.0%. 3.5

Notes: Very good example of the style, a rival of classic Belgian beers.

adamette, Feb 20, 2010
Photo of thain709
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a deep mahogany body that showed some ruby highlights...the head was off white in color and only stood less than a finger...it didn't retain well and didn't leave much lace

S - Candied sugars right off the bat...sweet honey also rolls in...a complex fruit and hop aroma lingers

T - The candied sugars and honey really dominate the taste...but they never become overly sweet...the honey really stands out from being cask conditioned...caramel is also adding some sweetness and flavor...the fruits are dark...I can detect a raisin flavor...the hops are adequate at the end of this beer and really don't push their way to the forefront

M - Medium bodied...kind of flat and the alcohol stands out

D - Not a bad Abbey...I thought with being on cask the appearance and mouthfeel would have been better...but the sweetness in the nose and taste helped this one...not my favorite from Heavy Seas

thain709, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of thequeen711
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a beautiful colour pour, mahogany brown with ruby red highlights when held up to the light. Three finger head slipping into light lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, figs, raisins, candy sugars.
Taste initially of the dark fruits, then the alcohol kicks in the aftertaste. Medium heavy mouthfeel, an interesting Uber Abbey Ale, this is. I'm not digging the fruitiness of the ale, but certainly worth the taste.

thequeen711, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chimay goblet.

Pours a deep ruby brown, black highlights seeping in at certain angles, with a nice half-finger of bright head, though the lacing is somewhat weak. The nose is a melange of coffee, dark fruits, and booze. The taste highlights those fruits, mostly plum and fig, with the booziness lending a sort of oakey flavoring; lots o' complexity. The body is a heavy medium, and it doesn't coat the mouth too much, allowing this brew to be fairly drinkable, though the moderate alcohol may have something to say about that.

TMoney2591, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a chestnut-hued body with a medium-sized, frothed, light khaki-colored head.

Smell: The nose is fruity and sugary, like toasted cherry-flavored caramel, provided there even is such a thing and with some spritzes of wafting alcohol, like standing next to someone overdoing it on their sprayable haircare products.

Taste: This so-called Über Abbey Ale starts with a burst of sweet maltiness with some tastes of sugar-glazed, toasted, chewy bread crusts and dark caramel with just a teeny tiny hint of cocoa. Strong fruity tastes of raisins and discount cherry cordial join the mix. Spicy character reminiscent of cloves jumps out midway. Hint of dried herbs with some slight bitterness. Finishes with some all-too notable alcoholic heat and still a fair amount of lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit simplistically sweet, and a bit hot at times, leaving a beverage that doesn't quite mesh well for me. By no means is it an exemplary example of the style, but, well, that's usually my feelings towards any of the Clipper City brews. This one just lacks the grace and charm of those bold brews from Belgian, or the Belgian-styled beers that many American breweries are excelling at nowadays. If it does have one thing going for it, it's the price - you could do a lot worse monitarily when it comes to a bomber these days.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. Pours dark brown, almost ruby colored when held up to the light. Poured with a thick two finger off-white head. The head settled out within a few minutes to cling to the sides of the glass and didn't leave much lacing on the glass.

Aroma has some Belgian yeast spiciness with some candy sugar and dark fruit notes. The taste is more malty and caramely then I expected. I expected the Belgian yeast to be a little more present, which isn't a bad thing in my opinion. it has a sweet flavor to it with some dark fruits going on, as well as a decent amount of spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick with moderate carbonation. I opened this one not expecting to like it as much as I did, but I ended up really enjoying it. It was a nice mix of Belgian flavors with an American twist. I liked how the Belgian yeast was a little more subtle in this one which gave the other flavors a chance to come through.

billab914, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of jgasparine
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: There was a recipe change for all Holy Sheet brewed 2010 onward. This review was conducted with the "new" Holy Sheet.

A- Poured from the tap with a thin ivory colored head, which quickly receded to a haze layer, leaving some decent lacing behind. The body was a slightly opaque mahogany color, with no carbonation visible from the sides of the glass.

S- Beautifully pungent aromas of leather, ripe dark fruit, candy sugar and Belgian yeast aromatics. Doesn't smell quite like a Belgian abbey ale, but certainly as a Belgian-style abbey ale with an American Twist. I suppose Heavy Seas' description of it as an "Uber Abbey Ale" is quite fitting. That said, this bold bouquet of aroma is fantastic.

T- A nice replicate of the nose plus some unanticipated earthiness and breadlike qualities. Finishes malty with a lingering (and mild) stale hop bitterness, and a touch of booze.

M- A nice medium body, with some moderately soft carbonation. Nothing too impressive, and the carbonation is a touch prickly. A mark above average in the mouthfeel department.

D- Very drinkable for the ABV. Looks, smells and tastes nice. Satisfying. Not bad at all.

jgasparine, Jan 13, 2010
Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, a gift from a non BA friend, Daver. "For fresh taste purchase before" date notched onto the bottom of the front label. At 9% do folks want this one to be "fresh" or would some age calm things down and allow some growth of complexity? Oh well, doubt I will ever find out..Pours murky dark and dull brown, quickly dissapearing minor head and no lace. The nose is of rum, sweet candied fruits and boozy. Notes of dark fruits, caramel, sweet darker malts, a hint of smoke and more boozyness. Cant say I'm in love with. Lacks the density of flavors and intrigue of better crafted examples. Got to give Heavy Seas credit for sticking their necks out on this one.

Billolick, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of sophisticated
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice label - a pirate at sea. Argh.
Pours a cloudy dark-amber/brown. The bottle claims to have yeast sediment. It's cloudy but not much sediment is visible. Small head leaves a bit of lace.

Smells of berries, Belgian yeast, malts. Overall, sweet and nice.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Kind of like a boozey toast with jam. Strawberries, malts, bread, as well as some alcohol presence. This has a bit of a sharp bite.

D) Pretty good. It's fairly tasty and my first try from this brewery. This may not be my favorite style but it's enjoyable enough. At 9% ABV its a sipper.

sophisticated, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of RppIII
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a snifter

Appearance: Pours amber brown that turns to a dark amber once settled in the glass. The head is a thin fawny layer that subsides to a swirl coating almost like whips of clouds on a sea of beer

Smell: There is little odor coming from this beer, aside from a fruity alcohol wafting into my nostrils there are hints of dark malts and spice.

Taste: Opening this beer "holy Sheet" Über abbey style ale I was preparing myself for an all out assault on my senses! I was expecting a complex beer, with a prevalent yeast, and an alcohol content to keep me warm in the coldest of winter months. After taking a drink the most prevalent thing I notice from this beer is a dry mouth. However, there is a sweetness of fruit (raisin, prune, fig) and caramel malt with hints of toasted grain and an interesting burnt character. A very subtle hop essence works almost in harmony with the drying effect of the alcohol to create a delightful flavour/experience. The yeast adds a hint of spiciness, as the beer warms towards room temperature the fruit soaked alcohol aroma becomes more established in the flavour of the beer leading to a pleasing contrast of spicy notes and fruity alcohol aroma. I love the finish of sweetness, almost like a red wine I had earlier this evening.

Mouthful: Carbonation is precise to the claims on the bottle, along with the warming effect of the alcohol the beer brings about a sense of drying. This is not unpleasant but could affect the drinkability of this beer.

Drinkability: A great beer to keep you warm on a chilly day. I enjoy what was done with this beer but there seems to be a discrepancy in it's advertised style. I would not consider this a Belgian Strong Dark Ale; I would consider this more of an American interpretation of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Personally I would drink this beer all night, I enjoyed what Clipper City has done with this beer!

RppIII, Dec 16, 2009
Photo of becktone
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes 9-1-09

Eye: Exactly what you expect from this type of beer; brown in color and when light passes through it, it becomes crimson. Nice clarity to this beer as well. Its got a nice head as it sits here in this Chimay goblet, perfect, just like every other great beer poured into this glass. Its not so much a head, as a covering for the beer, a thick blanket that looks so right for this beer, in this glass. Lacing is nice.

Nose: Lots of dark fruity aromas here, plums and rasins, prunes. Dark candied aromas too. Sweetness from alcohol. Overall a nice smelling beer.

Tongue: Fruity aromas come out to play, but not in the way that I expected. They are much more subdued. Alcohol is very noticeable. Almost everything that was great about the aroma is gone. Tin character is present. Finish is dry and the aftertaste is short lived leaving the palate dry, unhappy and wanting something more, something better, wishing that that next sip will be better though it won't be. Overall this one's flavor is just short lived. Its not bad, but it doesn't last long at all and does not have a pleasant aftertaste. Almost get some roasted grain bitterness from this, which is off for the style. I mean some of those dark fruits are there but the alcohol just cuts too much, it really ruins what is nice bout this beer.

Feel and Drinkability: Its funny that the label gets it right "full bodied and aromatic..." yes its very aromatic, too bad that doesn't come out in the flavor of this brew though. Body is full and carbonation is a bit high for my liking, too prickly as well. It works, but I think it could be better. Overall not a bad beer, but I think it could use some work. Its just not as complex or deep as others that I've had. Also everything bout it tends to be short lived. Sure I'm enjoying it but not enough to buy it agian.

becktone, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.8/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours brown with a small ring of white head. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeast, roasted nuts and malt, and a touch of booze. Flavor is quite sweet with some alcohol and dark fruits as well as roasted malt. Palate is a bit harsh, grainy, and boozy. Overall much too sweet for me.

LilBeerDoctor, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of zeff80
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out an opaque, dark burgundy color with a one-finger head of tan foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of raisin and malt. It also had a boozy/alcohol aroma.

T - It tasted fruity with some raisin flavors. Nice rich, biscuity malt with a touch of boozy alcohol.

M - It was soft and smooth. A medium-bodied brew with a warm alcohol presence.

D - This wasn't the best Belgian style ale. It just wasn't balanced.

zeff80, Aug 19, 2009
Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.