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Heavy Seas - Classic Lager - Heavy Seas Beer

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 kwa357
4/5  rDev +16.3%

kwa357, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of teromous
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

A: A medium shade of amber, with a very thin white head. I'd like to see more head on a beer like this. Pretty good clarity, only slightly hazy. Even still, it isn't what I'd consider average.

S: Not too much lager scent, very clean on the nose. I get only the slightest malt profile.

T: It has a very nice flavor to it. I get a light grainy taste, like eating crackers or a bread roll. It is a very light flavor.

M: Good mouthfeel. Very clean, although it seems to be lacking crisp carbonation.

O: I think lighter beer drinkers or those who appreciate simple lagers, but want more flavor, will appreciate this. My only real complaints are that it looks and feels under-carbonated.

teromous, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -12.8%

chrispoint, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of beerborn
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

beerborn, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of XanderCruz
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

XanderCruz, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -12.8%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of syntheticwings
4/5  rDev +16.3%

syntheticwings, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

AngusOg, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Beefytits4, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +16.3%

PaBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +16.3%

THECPJ, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of meetyouoverboard
4/5  rDev +16.3%

meetyouoverboard, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bmur112
4/5  rDev +16.3%

bmur112, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of pzrhsau
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

A: Bright clear golden color with a slight white head.
S: Crisp malty aroma with a hint of hops. Very clear scent.
T: Very bright clean lager flavor. Malt with a kiss of hops at the end. Not too overpowering. Very refreshing flavor with a hint of oats.
M/O: Very bubbly and lively out of the bottle. It is what its name is..a classic lager.

pzrhsau, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of russwbeck
3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

A: Clear yellow pour with a nicely sized white head. The retention and lacing are nice.

S: Malty grainy smell with hints of hops. Perhaps some orange and metallic notes.

T: Sweet clean taste. Malt forward with typical lager tastes. Barley with a bit of citrus.

MF: Light, carbonated well.

O: A bit dry and metallic to be really drinkable. Just not quite a top notch lager.

russwbeck, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. For Brewery-Fresh Taste, Purchase Before Nov 11.

Appearance: Pours a standard thin golden pale lager color. Active carbonation and decent white head. A good representation of a classic lager.

Smell: A decent metallic hoppy aroma. Straightforward.

Taste: Flavorful, but a little grainy. Not too hoppy nor malty, but still pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Appropriate for a classic lager. A little thinner than most craft beers, but definitely a craft take on a standard American lager.

Overall: The name says it all. This truly is a Classic Lager, no frills, but good. Definitely a sessionable beer for a hot summer day - crabs anyone?

JednoPivoProsim, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of Alkey
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured from a 12oz bottle a clear light golden color, nice white frothy head and lots of tiny little bubbles.

Not much aroma to speak of maybe some faint malt and grass notes.

Taste much like its aroma a bit watery with some slight malt and equally balanced grass flavored hop notes.

Overall I think this is a very easy to drink brew that is very pale in taste and fits the style of American Pale Lager.

Alkey, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of spitInTheOcean
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%

pale yellow/gold color. a thin white head. clear, but not crystal clear.

low corn aroma. low malt aroma. low spicy hop aroma.

crisp dry flavor. low malty flavor and sweetness. low, but distinct hop flavor and bitterness. flavor is pretty even, but i suppose it leans most towards the flavor of adjuncts.

very soft mouthfeel. medium bodied. very carbonated, but not highly so, and the bite in the finish is softer usual.

overall this lager has a lot of flavor for a american pale lager. it still retains that refreshing characteristic, but its also quite tasty.

spitInTheOcean, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of mocktm
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

Second bottle out of the variety pack, best by August 2011.

Pours a light golden yellow with a pretty faint head. Little retention and zilch as far as lacing goes. Basic lager blandness...

Smells of lightly roasted malt and grain, a hint of buttery biscuit. As with the general appearance, I might die from boredom with this one.

Tastes as it smells, with a smidgen of floral hop presence in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light and easy enough to drink. A bit flat though...

Overall, your basic white bread lager. Nothing special about it, but nothing that stands out as a serious negative either. A dime a dozen...

mocktm, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of devinoconnor
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a light yellow with little head out of the bottle.

Smell is malty, classic Belgain smells with little hops, mainly just malt.

Taste is smooth, yet a little light for being tagged 'classic lager.' To me, a classic lager needs to have a little more to it. This tastes close to a Budweiser at times.

Not awful, not great.

devinoconnor, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of bishopdc0
3/5  rDev -12.8%

This beer pours to form decent head. the head subsides but leaves a good lace.

The aroma is all malt nothing special here. Its sweet with a slight biscuit.

The taste is all lager and nothing else. The taste is very average malt up front with a slight amount of carbonation that settles with a dry pale malt on the tongue. It is a slight bitter at the end.

very average.

bishopdc0, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

bluejacket74, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

oberon, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of therica
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%

A= golden, some quickly fading white head into decent rimming and lacing.

S= very nice blend of Noble hops and sweet malts, light honey.

T= slightly sweeter than I would prefer but very clean, and nice hops florals and sweet malts, reasonably balanced bitters. Would like to see either less sweetness or more dryness, though.

M= clean, slight sweetness on the tongue, a little syrupy on the follow.

D= nothing to interfere here, session if you want altho despite being satisfying it's not exciting.

therica, Feb 12, 2011
Heavy Seas - Classic Lager from Heavy Seas Beer
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