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Heavy Seas - Gold Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdbooth219 on 05-03-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

01-12-2012 15:31:57 | More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

01-12-2012 04:38:00 | More by jtierney89
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-06-2012 19:53:24 | More by XanderCruz
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-29-2011 01:25:56 | More by Grooveman53
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-22-2011 00:43:05 | More by buckyp
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-19-2011 01:25:50 | More by zachturner39
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Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

12-18-2011 16:39:14 | More by Celtics76
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-09-2011 00:11:05 | More by jlordi12
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-07-2011 12:16:42 | More by ROGUE16
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-05-2011 22:00:00 | More by dowen44
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West Virginia

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
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-02-2011 12:08:58 | More by Beefytits4
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-01-2011 02:58:47 | More by PaBeerLover
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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

11-28-2011 22:03:26 | More by thekevlarkid
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-22-2011 23:53:25 | More by THECPJ
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2011 01:41:47 | More by twowheelssoar
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-16-2011 21:00:10 | More by meetyouoverboard
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-15-2011 21:31:58 | More by bmur112
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3.78/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

11-09-2011 23:55:09 | More by passthatpurpyo
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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance: This one is clear and copper with about and inch worth of head. The head does thin out quick.

Aroma: Citrusy hops, bready malts. There is a little bit of tropical fruit notes in the back. A very slight caramel malt scent.

Taste: Medium carbonation on the palate. Malts are bready and only a little bit sweet. Hops are of a citrus nature with a light dry finish.

Notes: A decent Blonde ale one of the better ones that I have had. Cheers.

10-15-2011 03:53:12 | More by horshack7
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

A: Very good burnished golden orange/yellow color with a decent white head.
S: The beer has a nice aroma of hay and some nice wheat and honey mixed in.
T: The taste is nice malty wheat with some very dry and smooth honey on the end. the hops really help bring out the floral notes of the malt and honey flavors.
M/O: The beer is very crisp and drinkable. Overall it fits the style very well but does not exceed expectations.

09-29-2011 00:49:27 | More by pzrhsau
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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
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3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

09-06-2011 15:55:37 | More by BeerCon5
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3.05/5  rDev -11.3%

Best by Aug 2011 notched in bottle. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A - Nice golden hue with a minimal white head which leaves moderate lacing. Nice effervescence.

S - Mainly a wheat and malt smell with a tinge of metal.

T - Same as the aroma. Wheat and malt taste with an odd metal aftertaste. No real bitterness.

M - Medium bodies with a moderate carbonation.

Not my favorite style, but not a bad beer. Average for the style. Could be I drank this one too late.

08-07-2011 15:54:22 | More by shanblur
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

golden in color. slight haze. thin white head

low malt aroma, low spicy hop aroma. not a lot of bouquet from this beer.

low malty sweetness perhaps a hint of corn. flavor of spicy hops. no additional malt flavor. balance is pretty well in the middle, but perhaps leans to the hop bitterness. finish is crisp.

medium light body. medium high carbonation. soft.

easy drinking: yes; malt oriented: ...i dont think so.

08-07-2011 04:16:40 | More by spitInTheOcean
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