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Heavy Seas - Gold Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cdbooth219 on 05-03-2010

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super fresh sampler pack these babies are best by 3/2012...this one pours a brilliant bright clear golden hue with a full thicket of egg shell white head. Frothing head dwindles down leaving layers of intricate lacing. Layers of cereal grains, light fruit notes, and floral hops come across my nares a very pleasant herbal grassiness as well. A perfect clean drinking gold ale really, nothing else to add other than damn it's refreshing and it's good cold and doesn't hurt to let it warm up. This is like the most solid homebrew gone pro brewer beer ever, simple flavorful and nails the style guidelines. A true session ale at 4.5% abv packs a nice amount of flavor into a poundable format, I've never seen this stuff outside of the sampler packs. Lighter bodied ale with ample sturdy carbonation really packs in the flavor and definitely pulls off an enjoyable beer in a style that most beer geeks don't give much attention to.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Of course golden in color very bright yellow, bubbly with a 1/2 inch of sticky white head. Good carbonation bubbles throughout.
S - Smells good for a blonde decent hops and bready with sweeter malts.
T - One of the better blondes I had. Decent floral hop profile, sweet malts, and a crisp bready finish.
M - Light to medium bodied, easy to chug and session able.

Overall a really easy going summer ale that has just enough flavor to keep it interesting. Worth picking up as a single or even a six pack.

Photo of passthatpurpyo
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a new BA member and this is my first review. So, being Baltimore-born and raised I think I'll pop my cherry with a Baltimore brew!

I drink as much Heavy Seas on my weekends as I can muster. My buddy Fassio left me a Gold Ale in exchange for one of my Guinness Black Lagers and I have to say, I really enjoy this brew. It looks great in a glass and has a nice mouth feel. Excellent drinkability but a little heavy on the corn after-taste. Overall a solid and refreshing drink.

Photo of Outchillen
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a heavy seas variety pack

A: Clear gold with white head

S: Caramel malts and light citrus hops, balanced smell

T/M: Nice light bodied, floral and citrus hop, finished clean but a little plain, seemed almost like a pilsner

Overall is a a good blonde summer beer, easy to drink while at a BBQ or watching a game

Photo of Guden
4.08/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful gold with a 1/2 inch head that simply does not go away. Drank the entire glass without the head dissipating. Leaves little bubbles but not true lacing. Amazingly clear with tons of bubbles rising throughout.

S- Light earthy and grassy hops and lightly sweet malts.

T- Just like the smell with the hops coming through enough to make this a very enjoyable, if not robust, beer and the caramel sweetness tasting just right. Theres also a light fruitiness here that plays really well with the soft grassy hops and sweet malts, yum.

M- Awesome, lots of carbonation and light body make it extremely drinkable.

D- Tastes good, not too strong and I could have a bunch more but there isn't too much excitement. Easily a sessionable beer if not bold enough to be an every day one.

Photo of MrMegaton
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass from the bottle. Bottle Caption "American Gold Ale with Floral Hop Aroma well rounded, fruity, and complex."

Appearance - Slightly darker golden amber with a decent head and good lacing.

Smell - I seem to catch more of a malty/earthy aroma with the beer rather than the Floral Hop aromas that the label implies.

Taste - Balanced. At first the malt comes through fairly strongly, maybe very slightly watery. Very light on the aftertaste, but as expected as the majority of the hops were intended for aroma.

Mouthfeel - A very drinkable beer, not heavy but also not extremely light. Finishes clean.

Overall - 3.5. A good average beer but with no qualities that really stand out. I am a very big fan of all of Heavy Seas brews that I have had, so this was actually somewhat of a disappointment of their line to me.

Photo of Brenden
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A wispy but fairly tall white head rises, though it falls only a little less quickly. Still, a pretty strong bubbly foam sticks it through and deposits some bubbles and spotting to the walls of the glass pretty well down.
Malts and hops are nicely balanced while this brew remains light in character. That doesn't mean weak, short on aromatics or flavorless, though. Some floral, grassy and leafy hops bitterness sit well against the sweetness of pale fruits, mostly pear and apple but with a little citrus coming in too. It adds a little zest as well as going pithy on the tongue. Some caramel adds a bit more sweetness on the tongue, but some dryness in the malts keeps it from being overdone and serves to add further balance.
This beer is crisp and light-bodied, refreshing with a bit of bite but still a good smoothness coming through on the tongue. It's semi-sweet, overall, with a sweetness lingering in the finish that's clean nonetheless.

Photo of tdm168
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - bright gold with a soft, white head

S - faint grass, citrusy

T - faint malt, faint grapefruit

M - light bodied, very crisp

This beer doesn't necessarily have the best flavor nor does it have depth but it is light and sessionable. There's nothing bad about this beer, but there isn't anything that stands out either. I won't buy it again, but I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.

Photo of nickthetick
3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a light gold in my Heavy Seas Brewery Tour american shaker with a finger and a half of white head that sinks rather quickly into a thin skim of bubbles and leaves no lacing.

S: pretty standard light but crisp malt and citrusy.

T: bread like malt segways into a nice mild orange peel and the overall profile is like an orange marmalade (the kind with the orange peel in it) spread thinly on wonder bread.

MF: well balanced and smooth with good carbonation.

O: solid beer, affordable and local.

Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mix a sixer, into a pint glass. 3/29

Pours bright golden light bottom to top. Some white foam settles out. Citrus malt nose, sunny. Taste is a light sweet malt, backed by a lemony tart. Smooth and flavorful, modest carbonation. Bright and sunny. Good beer to change seasons.

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beautiful gold color with astounding clarity. Nice white one finger head which retains pretty well. Subtle nose with a sweet biscuit aroma and a very minimal hop presence. Lots of visible carbonation.

Very very crisp. Sweet buttered biscuit like sweetness that lingers with a very dry finish. Well condensed flavors. Hop character pairs with the sweetness well. Good session beer but not a lot of flavor. Everythings a bit subtle. Good but eh at the same time. Well put together.

I have mixed feelings about the beer. Boring flavors but well executed with a spectacular boosted body for such a crisp light beer. There we go.

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, hops are present. Taste is good, more hops than I expected from this style, well balanced. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall a good quality brew.

Photo of jsh420
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

notched best by may 2011

pours you guessed it gold - 1 finger head - no lacing

smells of light fruity hops and cereal grains

taste - like the nose but with a watered down flavor - nothing pops not the fruity hops hell its hard to call them fruity and the grains are muted

mouthfeel - very light thin watery with low carbonation

overall a very weak offering from a pretty good brewery - glad i only bought a single

Photo of vandemonian
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy Seas Gold Ale is a weakly flavoured ale. This is a session beer rather than a sipping beer. It may be a little bit on the flavourless side.

A: Orange-yellow colur and a 5 mm head that fades to reasonable lacing. 4

S: Smells of grains and weakly of floral hops. 4

T: Very mildly flavoured. Some notes of hops and grain... but only weak. 3

M: Quite foamy.

O: A mild and drinkable session ale. 4

Photo of jonB
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bright golden straw and produces little foam and lazy bubbles. The smell isn't particularly inviting and the taste is somewhat bland. It does have a slight hint of grassyness, but nothing too discernible from something that is mass produced.

Photo of thekanna
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear gold with medium white head.

S: Some caramel malts and citrus fruits. fairly clean.

T/M: Nice floral hop bite with a resonating fruity sweetness at the end. Clean finish, nice effervescent bite enhances the slightly watery texture at the end.

D: A nice beer to relax to. Definitely high on the drinkability scale.

Photo of JT2875
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Came in a 12 pack sampler and for $12.99 I couldn't pass up trying a local brew.

A-Poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass which produced a nice clear golden color with a half finger head that dissipated quickly and no lacing.

S-Picked up a hint of carmel malts, floral hops, fruitiness, and mild citrus.

T-Floral hops, mild carmel malt, and some fruitiness (combination of peach, apple and ?). Finishes quite clean with little aftertaste.

M-Very light bodied with mild carbonation.

D-Very tasty and coupled with the above something you can drink all day by the pool due to the low ABV.

Photo of bubseymour
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Golden similar to an IPA with 1 finger head and soda-like carbonation. Minimal head.

Smell - some floral hints and slight hop note but has a sort of adjunct smell to it.

Taste - Taste like a mildly hopped pilsner to me. Some graininess and a dry finish.

Mouthfeel - fine

Overall - A light flavored easy drinker with crisp finish. Nothing spectacular but a well made local beer that is easy to drink and I would definitely try again anytime.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my mug a clear golden golden color with a decent white heading.Again as the others the slowly drifting bubbles from the bottom flow upward.

Smell is a bit citrusy from the get go. Slight cracker and soggy bread aroma. Subtle spicey hop.

Taste is crisp and malty but a little too much on that soggy bread end. Decent hoppy kick but the earthiness has completely dominated this beer.

Mouth is light bodied with decent bubbliness on the palate.

Nothing spectacular there are other options out for this category but it was ok.

Photo of cbutova
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy pale gold body with a creamy white cap, about one finger in size. Retention is decent. A few spots of lace here and there.

S- A pretty nice mix of pale caramel malt, light fruit and a bit of earthy/grassy noble/Euro hop character. Some bread and yeast hints.

T- Flavors I get up front are a nice light fruit (apple, white grape), light caramel malt and some yeast bread hints. Definitely a light hopping of noble or European hops, grassy and earthy, slightly floral. Just a bit of spice/raisin in the mix.

MF- Light body with high carbonation. A somewhat creamy feel with a very slight bitterness.

Not the beer of the year but still a pretty nice example of what the style is like. Drinks easily and refreshes on a pretty hot day.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel followed by a complementary hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it's nothing extraordinary but this is a solid beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

Photo of beerprovedwright
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Less than a finger head atop a slightly hazy beer which color matches a 6 on the SRM beer color chart. Blotchy lace with little cling. Smell is slightly citrus, with malt, and wheat. Taste is crisp grain, citrus, and malt, simple but well balanced. Good body in my mouth, lots of cream feel. Good beer to have with fish, and chips. A good game beer. I have another, and I will not give it away.

Photo of BeerCon5
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden color with almost two fingers of fluffy white head.

The scent is of wheat and some floral hops.

The taste is of moderately bitter floral hops, wheat is apparent also.

Light bodied, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

This was a very easy to drink beer, the flavor was good, probably average among the style. I don't know if I would seek this out but I wouldn't mind having it again.

Photo of cyclonece09
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent straw with a tiny white head. Smells of grain and slight fruit, kind of inviting. Tastes of grain and very slight fruit. Beer is light bodied and goes down smooth, very drinkable. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Photo of weller1js
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: pours clear, amber-golden, heavily carbonated, bubbly white foam wich dissipates to slight bubbly-beady lacing.

smell: hops are floral and sweet, slight essence of citrus and other fruit.

taste: begins clean, hops taste sweet as well as dynamic, malts are noticeable anc consistent, finishes crisp and with light bitterness.

drinkability: basic blond ale, dynamic taste, bold and drinkable.

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Heavy Seas - Gold Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
78 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.