Heavy Seas - Yule Tide (2009) - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
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
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a clear golden color with an obvious unfiltered touch to it. There is a pretty nice head to it that goes down to a lacy top.
S- A yeasty fruity smell of apples and peaches. Beautiful light fragrance that reminds me of fall.
T- Wow, this is really fruity and the belgian yeast are very prominent.
M- It is a medium body for it and is a very full belgium. The carbonation is good. There is a heavy alcohol feel that makes me wonder if I wouldn't of been better off aging this for a year and have it next Christmas.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2012 00:06:13 | More by MeowTom
Heavy Seas - Yule Tide (2009) from Heavy Seas Beer
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