1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Heavy Seas - Classic Lager - Heavy Seas Beer

Not Rated.
Heavy Seas - Classic LagerHeavy Seas - Classic Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

84 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of chrispoint
chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-19-2012 20:37:21 | More by chrispoint
Photo of dugly2ugly
dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-12-2012 01:01:31 | More by dugly2ugly
Photo of beerborn
beerborn

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

02-08-2012 16:13:25 | More by beerborn
Photo of XanderCruz
XanderCruz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-06-2012 19:53:13 | More by XanderCruz
Photo of AWS2111
AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-04-2012 17:21:02 | More by AWS2111
Photo of syntheticwings
syntheticwings

Virginia

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-16-2011 01:28:36 | More by syntheticwings
Photo of AngusOg
AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-02-2011 20:17:54 | More by AngusOg
Photo of Beefytits4
Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-02-2011 12:08:42 | More by Beefytits4
Photo of PaBeerLover
PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-01-2011 02:58:57 | More by PaBeerLover
Photo of THECPJ
THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-22-2011 23:53:08 | More by THECPJ
Photo of meetyouoverboard
meetyouoverboard

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-16-2011 20:57:36 | More by meetyouoverboard
Photo of bmur112
bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 21:31:42 | More by bmur112
Photo of pzrhsau
pzrhsau

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 23:48:02 | More by pzrhsau
Photo of russwbeck
russwbeck

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 14:24:53 | More by russwbeck
Photo of JednoPivoProsim
JednoPivoProsim

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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?

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 22:42:11 | More by JednoPivoProsim
Photo of Alkey
Alkey

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 12:50:14 | More by Alkey
Photo of spitInTheOcean
spitInTheOcean

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 02:56:31 | More by spitInTheOcean
Photo of mocktm
mocktm

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 04:53:44 | More by mocktm
Photo of devinoconnor
devinoconnor

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 19:00:59 | More by devinoconnor
Photo of bishopdc0
bishopdc0

Maine

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 22:25:44 | More by bishopdc0
Photo of bluejacket74
bluejacket74

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 01:02:40 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 21:54:24 | More by oberon
Photo of therica
therica

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 12:57:44 | More by therica
Photo of patreely12
patreely12

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - golden maybe a bit of orange tint. about a finger of light head which dissolves quickly. can see a bit of the carbonation. no lacing.

S - the nose mostly consists of grain. there is a presence of some of the malts and hops too, but the grain comes through the strongest. also there's a faint citrus note.

T/M - nice balance of malted barley and hops. I do find the faint citrus note from the nose, but it takes some searching. finishes smooth. crisp and refreshing. mild carbonation. slight grainy aftertaste.

D - a good session lager. very drinkable. I look forward to trying more of what Clipper City has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 04:44:45 | More by patreely12
Photo of ferrari29
ferrari29

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into Pilsener glass

A - Beer poured with golden clear body; one finger white foam which dissipate very quickly; plenty of carbonation; not much lacing formed on the side of the glass

S - For a lager, this has a nice scent; deep and aromatic grain smells; malt notes and the noble hops they used in this beer comes up immediately; hints of flowery notes as well from noble hops

T - Beer has a smooth and rich malt lager flavor and finishes off with a nice slight hop dry aftertaste; kind of dry and not bad for a beer; Clipper brewers made a good beer with the right blend of malt and hops; very well balanced; not much bitterness from the German noble hops

M - Light creamy feel; some bubbly feeling over the tongue; overall very smooth and no tart or sour tongue feel;

D - Nice blend of malts and hops to give it a good lager taste; they really did a good job with this one; smooth and refreshing beer; I could have plenty of these over and over again

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 06:39:03 | More by ferrari29
Heavy Seas - Classic Lager from Heavy Seas Beer
79 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.