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Heavy Seas - Hang Ten (Weizen Doppelbock) - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

296 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dedrinker on 06-19-2007)
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Reviews by crookedhalo:
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crookedhalo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle notched best before Feb 08. Pours a russety copper color with some orangy/amber highlights. Khaki colored head rose and fell quickly in the weizen glass. Strong aromas of browned banana peel, roasted wheat and a smidgeon of spice and clove. Very malty backbone with lots of sweetness; a wheaty acidity nearer the finish, mushy banana, green apple and a significant alcohol punch also noted. Almost too chewy and syrupy for its style; the carbonation is at a level that seems just about right for this ale. A pretty solid weizenbier from this side of the pond. I probably should've saved it for Autumn, but I've always liked Weizenbocks and I'm glad it wasn't too hot out today for this warmer to be enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 00:13:14 | More by crookedhalo
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged 2.5 years.

12 oz Poured into snifter

Ripe fruits and sweet malts. No alcohol whatsoever. Slight sparkling apple cider but mostly sweet bready malts and fruit.

SOoo easy to drink. Probably my favorite clipper city/ Heavy seas beer. Too bad they retired it. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

Gonna stock up on bombers before I never get to taste this beer again.

5-10-2014
-Just tried a 2011 bottle I had been aging and it was fantastic. So sad that it was my last bottle. I believe it aged incredibly well.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 02:14:19 | More by Ohiovania
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Virginia

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New York

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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle from 2010

deep ruby in color with a decent amount of head which quickly diminished.

smells of cherries, honey, bourbon. strong booze smell.

taste is a bit tart of fruit .. cherries and oak, strong initial taste of booze which turns to a sweet caramel like flavor. very reminiscent of innis and gunn rum cask ale.

medium body mild carbonation.. slightly creamy, a bit heavy on the booze causing a nice warmth.

this beer aged fairly well.. i think the store i got it from has a few more - maybe i'll pick up a few and give them a few more years and see how they get.

Serving type: bottle

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

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TheCorkStopsHere

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Heavy Seas weizen doppelbock wheat beer "Hang Ten" just came in this week. I was told there wasn't a lot to go around, so it was something I had to try. I'm a big fan of wheat beers, doppelbocks, and of course Heavy Seas.
Upon pouring, the aromas are leaping from the glass at me. The pour reveals a very dark rusty colored beer, with a light fluffy head. The foam is a light beige tone, and not super thick, but very fluffy and pillowy.
A little bit a swirling creates a ton of foam with such tiny bubbles I'm mildly amazed. Its sticking to the glass a little bit, creating some subtle lacing.
With my nose in the glass the first thing I get is the alcohol. I'm not surprised, considering the label declares the "Hang Ten" at 10% abv. This might be three highest alcohol wheat beer I've ever had. After I get past the booze aromas, I'm getting some soft wheat aromas that reminds me of the Weihenstephan Hefeweis. I'm getting virtually no hops at all, with some heavy malty sweets. There's definitely a bit of spice, but its tough to pick out any distinct aromas underneath the sweet wheaty malts.
With my first sip, it tastes great, but I'm a little disappointed. It tastes much more like a good hefe than it does a doppelbock. There is some mild spice, but like the aromas, dominated by malty sweetness. The "Hang Ten" goes down super smooth, its as fluffy in the mouth as it was when I first poured. Seriously, it's weird, it feels like cotton candy!
Although I'm a little disappointed comparing this to other doppelbock brews, the "Hang Ten" quite enjoyable. I'm a huge fan of the "Vitus" from Weihenstephan, for its body, spice, and drinkability; but the Hang Ten is very tasty. Yes Chris, I used the word "tasty" in that sentence.
So, is the Hang Ten an incredible version of a doppelbock? Maybe not. But I'm quite happy with my beer tonight. Try a bottle and tell me what you think.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:29:03 | More by TheCorkStopsHere
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Heavy Seas - Hang Ten (Weizen Doppelbock) from Heavy Seas Beer
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