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Heavy Seas - Classic Lager - Heavy Seas Beer

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Reviews: 27
Hads: 89
Avg: 3.57
pDev: 27.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: farrago on 04-04-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

All malt lager.
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Rich gold almost amber. One finger of head.

Aroma- Cinnamon off the bat followed by biscuit. Fades to the smell of a well kept Euro Lager.

Taste- Hints of caramel and noble hops. Slight undertones of bitter citrus.

Mouth feel- Smooth and refreshing.

Drinkability- This is one of my favorite session beers. I was sitting outside on a sunny 80 degree day and it was nearly perfect.

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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
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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Heavy Seas - Classic Lager from Heavy Seas Beer
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