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Heavy Seas - Classic Lager - Heavy Seas Beer

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
All malt lager.

(Beer added by: farrago on 04-04-2010)
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Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker a light golden with a real thin head,I was hoping for a nice well defined head to a traditional lager.Toasty bread-like aromas and some iron,full on German malt attack,the hops are on the lighter side with a faint herbal smack.Caramel and honey malts on the palate with a tinge of iron,leafy hops stay subdued.Its a sturdy well built lager but lacks in the noble hop department for me to say its top notch.

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with some orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet malts with a touch of corn and honey. Also, there is a light aroma of grassy and floral hops.

T: Upfront there are some moderate flavors of malts with some light amounts of sweetness including some hints of honey. Additionally, there are some notes of corn adjuncts contributing a bit of sweetness and some light to moderate flavors of grassy and floral hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers for a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O: This is a pretty easy beer to drink and is definitely a sessionable brew - enjoyable but I would have preferred it without the hint of corn adjunct sweetness. Pretty well balanced overall though there are times through the taste that are both sweet and bitter.

Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden/orange with a small head that dissipates to a thing ring of white around the top. No lacing whatsoever.

S: Grassy, with a hint of citrus. There are also some fresh spices, maybe some sage and also a little bit of dough/bread on the back end.

T: A nice little hop flavor, but very light and controlled. It is balanced nicely on the finish. Leaves a very light corn finish/aftertaste.

D/M: Very easy to drink, a great session beer for sure. A great beer for a warm day around the grill or at the beach. The first beer I have had from the mixed pack I bought, looking forward to the other three beers!

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a small head. Smell is slightly sweet, malty. Taste is rather hoppy for a lager, good balance hops and malts. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a good quality brew.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, best before April 2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear light gold color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is bready malt, grain, and a bit of grassy hops. Taste is the same as the aroma, it's mostly malty with some hops noticable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a little bit slick and has good carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think it's a decent overall brew.

Photo of Brenden
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little darker and richer in appearance than the style tends to strive for, the color is a deep dark gold. It's thick, and it manages translucency. The head is soft, nearly but not quite pure white, with pretty good retention and some nice spotting.
The malt is sweet, maybe some white fruits flesh and honey, with an accompanying balance of light floral, leafy and grassy hops.
It comes together pretty well in the taste. It's balanced, and it's even pretty flavorful for a light lager. It does, however, have a little bit of a corn-like sweetness into the finish.
This is every bit as crisp and refreshing as the style offers. It really is a summer beer, if there is such a thing, though I'd consider it to be medium-bodied. It's got the easy drinking, the smoothness (creamy on the end, even), and the crispness that's most desirable on a hot day.

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jak
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Onenote81
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice new offering from Clipper City. Always excited to see a new craft lager. Purchased at The Brewer's Kettle in High Point. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a translucent darker gold with the thinnest of white sheets on top. Dissipates quickly. Not even a ring around the edge. No lace. Scents of grass, flowers, veggies, and grains. The mouth is crisp and refreshing. Good carbonation level. Not too spritzy. The flavor is sharp and refreshing as well. A mild hop kick at the onset, creamy buttery middle, and finishes tangy and semi-sweet. Good lager here. Drinkable as anything I've had before. This is far better than any macro lager out there. Perfect beer for the summer, and perfect beer to introduce others to the wonderful world of craft beer. Will be getting this again and again.

Photo of bubseymour
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= nice 2 finger head with golden color

S= and really not too much else here

T a nice lager with mild malty flavor and a sort of mine rally taste like many pale ales share

M a full bodied lager

O a decent lager that taste a little more like a pale ale than a lager but still decemt

Photo of GTB
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of farrago
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Half finger of bright white, mixed bubble sizes with little retention, some delicate lacing to be had. Golden yellow to orange in color, transparent with a soft haze, slowly drifting bubbles within. Pretzel dough, sourdough, multi-grain bread and bitters most noticeable in the nose, mixed citrus notes, touch of spice and grass, lowkey malts allow the presentation to stay crisp and succinct. Medium-bodied, much sweeter here with a clear corn component, dandelion sort of flowers, peach fruit and golden honey. The sourdough to rye bread element persists, more like unprocessed grains, possesses sufficient carbonation to prevent bitterness. Cocoa-led malts manage to break the surface through the mid-palate. Simple enough to come across as a balanced thirst slaker with above average heft for the type.

[Note: I believe this is McHenry "rebranded" in February 2010 -- unsure if the recipe has been changed warranting a new entry, others can better decide.]

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