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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
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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4/5  rDev +9%

fredmugs, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

oriolesfan4, Sep 28, 2013
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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.

ThickNStout, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mspeese, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Zanico, Aug 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

ygtbsm94, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

ryry887, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

brotherloco, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Doppelbockulus, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

TheMsnLink, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ejimhof, Jul 25, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer exclusively because it was aged in brandy barrels; well, and because the brandy barrel-aged Beer Geek Brunch was more than $1.25 an ounce. To affordable beer!

A: A slowly cascading head catches the eye first, raising a light tan fizz above the murky, rust-colored body; looks likes powder atop the body after it dissipates. Layers of lace are sticky and abundant.

S: Bready scents dominate, though they are only moderate in intensity – doughy biscuit, rye, and fresh-baked wheat bread. A modest sweetness of black cherry, buttery caramel, and grape jam adds contrast before the aromas culminate in a bright, alcoholic swing reminiscent of sweet red wine.

T: Brandy-forward, and proud of it: first sip lends a considerable sweetness and alcoholic briskness. Candi sugar has been used with full force, as the first tastes are a heavy burnt sugar and molasses. A sweeter palate develops as strawberry syrup and Maraschino cherry notes overtake, though they bring the palate to a climax in an a thick, medicinal way; I’ll admit that it does remind me of cherry cough syrup, but only for a moment. Finishes with a touch of spice and alcoholic fire, lingering with a taste of cinnamon.

M: Goes down thick and fiery, stinging a little like brandy at first. Like the palate, it is quite syrupy, which makes it more of a chore to drink after half a glass.

O: A good beer, but not a great one. I can taste a bit of the brandy influence on the palate, but not enough to make this any more special than the Belgian strong dark ales I’ve had in the past. Underneath it all, though, there’s a well-crafted abbey ale, and that still shines through as an enjoyable flavor profile.

BarryMFBurton, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Proclarush, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

TheBeerDad, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

acslatersbtb, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dsshuck, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

SakellariosVouvalis, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Jamison85, Jul 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

captainbearcat, Jul 14, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like most beers of this style, it has a ton of style. It pours dark but translucent, as it should, with light lacing that stays for a while. The aroma is pronounced. Very yeasty.

The taste is strong and bitter under that yeasty good ness of the style. It gets better as it warms and as you warm to it - like a grapefruit, you have to get used to it but once you do, it works better.

The aftertaste is also strong and overpowering. ' not sure that this would go OK with any food. It gets pretty boozy tasting.

Overall, this is not a great revelation, but a competent selection. I will not seek it out again, but if it finds me that would be ok too.

schoolboy, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
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WOLFGANG, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

halo913, Jul 06, 2013
Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.