Heavy Seas - Gold Ale - Heavy Seas Beer
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1.61/5 rDev -53.2%
Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. For brewery fresh taste, purchase before FEB 14.
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden body with a thin white head.
Smell: Awful. Smells nauseatingly yeastier than my subpar homebrew.
Taste: Better than the aroma, but not by much. Again, the dull yeast flavor is overpowering. I definitely could replicate this in my kitchen - not that I would want to.
Mouthfeel: OK, I guess.
Overall: It is no wonder why blonde ales are so hard to make. It is truly an exact science to get rid of (or at least hide) all of the off flavors. The only way to make this beer better would be to hop (and/or lager?) the hell out of it.
11-07-2013 23:36:33 | More by JednoPivoProsim
2.5/5 rDev -27.3%
On-tap at Ale+Witch. The brew pours a translucent gold, capped with a thin wispy white head, and deposits a surprising amount of lace. The nose has very little presence, offering only something faintly metallic. The flavor seems better (initially) as it has a slightly fruity character atop a very basic beery profile. Succeeding quaffs get progressively more unpleasant, as the faint tropical fruity notes start to linger like a cheap Daquiri. I would not have another one of these.
09-23-2011 22:43:15 | More by ktrillionaire
2.8/5 rDev -18.6%
Pleasant and mild, though not marvelous.
Pours clear golden with a lively head that is dismayingly short lived. The aroma is weak, but with a slight toastiness to it. The flavor is decently light malty, with a little shiver of hops. The finish is a little flat and sour, which isn't such a happy thing. The mouthfeel is quite thin.
08-04-2010 21:58:41 | More by Seanibus
2.8/5 rDev -18.6%
From bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
Poured pure gold, no surprise there. Would be a better than average pour, if not for the head that vanished within a minute.
Smell is malty and bready, but not much else.
Taste is fairly bland, but relatively pleasant. The bready flavor is dominant, but is nice and a little sweet. There is a crisp lager-like cleanliness to the flavor, which was nice and true to the style. Hops were totally non-existent, unfortunately.
Mouthfeel was fairly decent. The flavors that lingered were nice, if just OK.
Drinkability is high, considering the ABV and the mild flavor. You could go all night with these, but you could save a little dough and opt for BMC if you're sessioning.
09-27-2010 01:43:40 | More by stonermouse
2.85/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
10-01-2010 20:55:16 | More by jonB
2.88/5 rDev -16.3%
12oz bottle pours a clear yellow to copper color with a tan film across the top. Spotty lace sticks to the glass as the cap fades. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film.
The aroma is quite muted to the point where hardly some caramel grain sweetness is noticed. As it warms up, there is a faint buttery note. I dont pick up on any yeast, hop or alcohol elements at all.
The taste includes a mild bready grain flavor with a hint of fruity to citris hops. While it is very mild in flavor i am actually surprised to taste something other than the straight caramel grain that was the sole charcteristic of the aroma.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is crisp and easy drinking but really a mild brew even for the style. I would be hard pressed to find any real reason to return to this brew.
07-24-2012 19:48:07 | More by stakem
2.9/5 rDev -15.7%
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
05-01-2011 03:28:01 | More by jsh420
2.95/5 rDev -14.2%
Pours a pale golden straw, clear, small head dissipates quickly
Grassy hops on the nose, bready malt. Very light yeast.
Very balanced, hops are light but there, and just barely cut through the very light citrusy sweetness leaving a light crisp finish.
Carbonation is a little on the lighter side. A touch more would add to the crispness.
Decent. A nice little session that would taste good on a 95 degree day.
03-06-2012 19:30:17 | More by dbmernin83
2.95/5 rDev -14.2%
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Off-white one finger head that dissipates quickly. Light tight lacing also dissipates quickly.
Faint fruity aroma. Nothing special.
Light flavors and mouthfeel...again...nothing special. It wouldn't be bad with lunch...it isn't heavy or overpowering to spoil your lunch.
Not bad. Not great, but hey it's not Budweiser.
I feel bad about leaving a review with such little information...but this beer is just as informative and exciting.
I wouldn't activly look for this beer...but I wouldn't turn it down either.
01-13-2013 22:29:23 | More by Svendozen
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