Heavy Seas - Gold Ale - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.28/5 rDev -4.7%
Enjoyed while at the brewery. Review from notes.
A: thin head on a clear bright golden with slight copper hue body.
S: breads, gingerbread, light orange citrus and lightly toasted caramel malts.
T: toasted caramel malts with a touch of spicy and herbal hops mostly in the finish.
M: medium body and moderate to high carbontion.
Overall: Drinkable like so many beers from this brewery however just not that imaginative and obviously made for the masses.
07-21-2012 23:56:55 | More by kylehay2004
3.98/5 rDev +15.7%
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.
10-20-2010 19:05:06 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.25/5 rDev +23.5%
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.
12-04-2011 04:10:29 | More by WVbeergeek
3.38/5 rDev -1.7%
From 04/12/11 notes.
a - Pours a bright golden color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of light citrus hops, bready malts, and grain.
t - Tastes of light citrus, bready malts, grain, and sweet fruit. A slight step up from the nose.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, pretty crisp.
o - Overall a pretty average blonde ale. Some nice citrus and fruit in the taste, very easy to drink. Wouldn't seek it out again but worth trying once.
04-14-2011 02:16:44 | More by mdfb79
3.75/5 rDev +9%
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.
05-15-2011 20:30:05 | More by smcolw
3.68/5 rDev +7%
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.
07-15-2010 14:19:31 | More by Gavage
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
3.68/5 rDev +7%
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.
10-02-2012 08:58:45 | More by tdm168
3.2/5 rDev -7%
12oz bottle into my Three Floyd's glass. It poured a deep golden color with a modest, creamy white head to it. Decent head retention with a bit of lacing as I drank it.
The aroma comprises mostly of pale, grainy malts. I get a little citrus zest to it as well. The taste also shows a good amount of sweet, pale, grainy malts throughout the flavor, with just a touch of caramel. Just a hint of citrus on the finish. Pretty clean and crisp though for an ale.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a decent beer, but nothing special. It was clean and crisp and showed a lot of pale, grainy malts to it. Easy drinking and moderately flavorful. Not a bad beer for the style, but not an outstanding beer overall either.
05-29-2011 19:04:56 | More by billab914
3.7/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
08-14-2013 18:12:24 | More by DrDemento456
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
08-29-2010 18:27:42 | More by tone77
Heavy Seas - Gold Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
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