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

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

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401 Ratings

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jaynuze on 03-12-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

JamieDuncan, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Gatordaddy, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

sammy806, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

davidwhatshisnam, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Durandal_777, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

rorjets, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BillRoth, Nov 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

chrisroarshack, Nov 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Lee_Hancock, Nov 10, 2013
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bigaddy, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

odomosan, Nov 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Burt, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

salinasa, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

polopaul20, Oct 17, 2013
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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.

KYGunner, Oct 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Brendog9, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

DruC4, Sep 29, 2013
Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.