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Heavy Seas - Gold Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

Heavy Seas - Gold AleHeavy Seas - Gold Ale

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%


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Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cdbooth219 on 05-03-2010)
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 04:10:29 | More by WVbeergeek
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Guden

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 23:35:49 | More by Guden
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thekanna

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 01:48:07 | More by thekanna
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schoolboy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this certainly is a pleasant, but simple drink. Before I knew it, I had this sucked down. Like most beers of this style, it is very refreshing, but unlike most, it has almostno distinguishing characteristics - some are flavored.

But the extremely high quality crafting tha twent into making this is worth something. This is a high quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 01:28:17 | More by schoolboy
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cdbooth219

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Pours a nice golden color with half a finger of white head that dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing

S: Smells of caramel malts, floral hops, peaches, and citrus

T: First taste is floral hops, followed by caramel malts. I also taste green apple, peaches, and pineapple. Finishes dry with light floral hoppiness

M: Light bodied and medium carbonated. Nothing impressive, but good for the style

D: Very tasty, and with quite a low abv, I could definitely drink a 6 pack of these very easily.

Overall, this is probably the best blonde ale I've had. I really enjoyed this for the style. Its nothing overly complex or impressive, but its quite nice on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 22:15:44 | More by cdbooth219
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 19:05:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Light brown, clear, 1-fingered head.
S: Mostly caramel and yeast, with a hint of citrus.
T: Just like it smells. Light but bold and very pleasant.
M: Silky sooth. Very well balanced.
O: Usually I like to sit and analyze my beers a bit, but this tasted so good I was surprised how quickly it disappeared from my glass. Nothing too complex, just well made and one of the best mouthfeels in recent memory.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 00:04:42 | More by ONUMello
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 22:08:00 | More by beerprovedwright
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 02:47:01 | More by cbutova
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zrab11

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy gold color with a nice 1 finger white head.

S- has some carmel aroma and grassy smells to it. Also getting alitle bit of hops and fruit. Some yeast too

T- Has a nice white grape flavor up front followed by some yeast and carmel flavor and ends with a little bit of a refreshing hop

M-Light bodied with goodcarbonation

D-Overall i was more impressed with this beer then i thought. Would drink this again. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 02:14:12 | More by zrab11
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev +11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 22:45:25 | More by bubseymour
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SShelly

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours is a chill hazy straw yellow with no head at all.

Light hoppy and slightly yeasty aroma, not a whole lot going on in the nose.

Flavor is light and almost crisp, some backend hops round out the malt, again not really a whole lit going on...ok at best.

An ok summer beer that I probably won't drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 18:52:00 | More by SShelly
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passthatpurpyo

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 23:55:09 | More by passthatpurpyo
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a minimum head. Settles to a rim of bubbles. Leaves some spots of lace. Nearly clear; gold colored.

Fresh, spent-grain aroma. Attractive with a mild hop background.

More bitter than the smell might indicate. Not as delicate as some Blondes--there's a definite black pepper aspect to the swallow. The grain kinda gets lost in this one, even on the initial sip. I like the body--it's more full than most from this style. High carbonation as well.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 20:30:05 | More by smcolw
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weller1js

West Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 00:47:09 | More by weller1js
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 18:12:24 | More by DrDemento456
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a one inch head that breaks apart to some surface bubbles quickly.

Smell: soft grass and a hint of lemon zest was noticeable.

Taste: mild malt profile with some green apples, grass, hint of lemon zest, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Lightly crisp throughout. Somewhat of a clean aftertaste here.

Drinkability: definite sessionable beer. Beer went down quickly on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2010 14:19:31 | More by Gavage
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 08:58:45 | More by tdm168
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Formely known as Clipper City Golden Ale which I love drinking at the Orioles games (Camden Yards in Baltimore). Pours a nice golden ale mostly clear, shiny topaz with a lasting small ring of cream and drippy lace. Nose is spicy grass and light fruit. Flavor is spiced, slightly tart fresh apple, a hint of toast, and dry grass. Near-medium body is well-balanced, mildly tingly with carbonation. Later on the finish shows some resiny wood and light citrus. Fine example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2011 19:19:09 | More by CuriousMonk
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a golden color (surprise!) with one finger of head. The retention was not very good and the lacing sparse subsequently. The aroma was of light citrus, sweet breads, dry grains and a hint of green apples. The flavors were similar being mostly a compilation of citrus zest, dry grains and some sweetness similar to both caramelized sugars and sweet breads. Sort of like an amber ale, yet it claimed to be an American Blonde? The mouthfeel was a little thin, the body medium/light and the carbonation fine. An ok beer, but it seemed unsure of what it was trying to be.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 22:03:26 | More by thekevlarkid
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Dools9

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle BB May 2013, poured into a shaker. Acquired as part of a beer of the month gift.

A: Solid golden color, two finger white head recedes to a skim, a little bit of lacing left. looks like an AAL. maybe a shade darker.

S: Slightly floral, bready pale malt, kinda grassy, a bit of a generic grainy smell.

T: Floral hops mix with some ever so slight citrus. Bready, grainy, pale malt. Its a bit sweet and minimal bitterness. Mild, easy drinking blond.

M: Feels lighter bodied and the carbonation is medium, but not spritsy. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: Nothing fancy here at all, just an easy drinking sessioner. Goes down without any problems. Might purchase again if I need a no frills/pool/shoot the shit kind of brew. Would go good with a pizza, or some ball park dogs. Definitely a good intro for BMC drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 17:47:30 | More by Dools9
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
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

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2011 04:10:05 | More by vandemonian
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a pale yellowish golden color with a small white foam head that dissipates quickly. No real lacing.

S: Very faint scents of some earthy hops with an underlying scent of caramel, bready and biscuit.

T: Much better then the smell. Starts off with a nice bitter taste, mostly some earthy hops. In the middle there is nice balance with some biscuit and bready malts. On the back end there is a good amount of grassy hops to go with the caramel and biscuit.

M: A light body that leaves a slightly bitter taste on the palate. A little thin though.

O: A nice easy to drink blonde ale. Not complex but a nice treat for a hot sunny day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 17:39:38 | More by IronCitySteve
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JT2875

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 11:52:14 | More by JT2875
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 15:55:37 | More by BeerCon5
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