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Heavy Seas - Yule Tide (2009) - Heavy Seas Beer

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 11-16-2009)
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

The 22-ounce bomber bottle with a jolly-looking Jolly Roger on the label pours orangey-gold with quite a bit of odd-looking sediment in suspension. A finger-thick cap of ivory foam slowly fades, leaving wispy lacing clinging to the sides of my flashy Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

The aroma is pungently perfume-sweet and a tad fruity with a dash of earthy spice. A splash of near-naked alcohol fails to disguise itself in a thinly-veiled masquerade of overripe plums and mushy red apples.

The taste is overpoweringly sweet and rife with the same notion of overripe apples and plums. A much-welcomed twist of tangy tangerine and a sprinkle of nutmeg and white pepper do what they can to knock down the cloying sugary factor... and fail. Alcohol warming is almost instantaneous upon Yule Tide's arrival in the belly. As the drink rises a few degrees toward room temperature, a floral drizzle of sourwood honey sprinkled with raw sugar drops onto the sweet-heap, exacerbating things further.

The drink is on the fullish side of medium-bodied with excellent carbonation. Too sweet for me, and I feel pretty certain I'll struggle to finish the whole bomber. But I will, nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 19:23:38 | More by cvstrickland
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Heavy Seas - Yule Tide (2009) from Heavy Seas Beer
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