Heavy Seas - Sea Nymph Summer Ale - Heavy Seas Beer
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4.4/5 rDev +27.2%
A- Looks like a pretty light lager but with decent 1/2" head retention. The light straw color doesn't bode well but nothing terrible.
S- Light malty sweetness and a hint of citrusy hops (maybe a little lemon too?) smells like a good light beer and perfect for a graduation bbq.
T- Like the nose but even better. There is a definite citrus component which pairs well with the light grassy and citrusy hops and the barley sweetness. Clean and refreshing to say the least.
M- Moderately light in body and moderately high in carbonation. This seems to hit the spot perfectly.
D- Nearly perfect for what it is. This is a beer you could savor any day or could down a six pack of at a bbq. I've passed up many other craft beers to go back for second and thirds on this as it just seems to hit the spot on a hot day. WAAAYYY better than the lemon swill Sam Adams puts out, with a much fresher cleaner citrus character and better balance all around.
05-28-2011 20:18:54 | More by Guden
2.88/5 rDev -16.8%
Pours a pale lager esque straw hue with a bright white foraming head forms small bubbles with sporadic fine lacing. Aroma has some pale malt breadiness with subtle to absent herbal hops with a bit of a citrus rind lemongrass finish. Super light flavor, biscuit malt sweetness with a hint of citrus/herbal hops in the background. I'm liking the change from the Clipper City to the Heavy Seas branding, but this mild blonde ale doesn't seem like a Heavy Seas offering that I have associated that lineup to be. Mouthfeel is light bodied with light spritzy carbonation, feels like soda water on the palate. Drinkability is boring, yeah it's summer ale it's refreshing after cutting the grass but it's got no real redeeming qualities, I'd rather drink ice cold PBR if I'm going for refreshing semi tasteless beer.
07-09-2010 14:12:19 | More by WVbeergeek
3.83/5 rDev +10.7%
Approx. 4.5% ABV
Light gold in color, yet crisp and refreshing. This ale will pair well with grilled seafood and salads. Available all summer, beginning in late June.
update: Confirmed as a "milder version of an American Blonde Ale" by the brewmaster - update request submitted
12oz bottle from a Heavy Seas sampler pack, hadn't seen this one before...surprised it wasnt in the db here.
Served in a standard pint glass.
A - pours with a very thin layer of loose white film. the beer is bright gold in color, crystal clear.
S - very grainy, joined by some sweet and bready malts. faint grassy hops at the end.
T - begins with some lightly toasted malts, coming off lightly sweet and crackery. surprisingly ample amount of grassy hops come through the second half for good balance. not bad at all.
M - light and thin body, sharp and tingly carbonation, yet not overdone. finishes very clean with some faint lingering hops and crockery malts.
D - not great, but certainly easy drinking...a great Summer beer. not exactly sure of the style but it seems to fit here. 5 more bottles of this, I can live with that.
07-02-2010 01:01:21 | More by Stigs
4/5 rDev +15.6%
On tap at World of Beer Raleigh.
A - pure gold with no head
S - faint cereal grains and a bit sweet
T - grapefruit, faint orange peel, cereal grains
M - light to medium bodied, smooth
This is a nice, easily drinkable beer. It has its subtleties, but mostly it's enjoyable for it's drinkability. I probably won't buy this again, but it's not bad once.
09-16-2012 01:34:15 | More by tdm168
3.83/5 rDev +10.7%
Poured a clear gold into my glass with average lacing. Scent is biscuity with maybe some honey accents, appealing and hinting at a rich and substantial maltiness. Tastes rich and sweet up front, with a well-done hoppy finish. Seems like a solid Summer ale with superb balance and body. Superb!
12-09-2010 00:10:45 | More by secondtooth
3.4/5 rDev -1.7%
Had a bottle at Liberty St. Tavern for $3.50. This hazy yellow beer was tasty enough to be pleasant, but was essentially a lighter version of Sam Adams Summer Ale. I don't know if the spicing was the same, but in my mind I could hardly tell them apart. There was a touch of wheat, a little orange peel flavor and then something that reminded me of grains of paradise.
07-14-2010 03:21:27 | More by tempest
3/5 rDev -13.3%
Served from bottle into a Duck-Rabbit nonic. Poured a pale golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grain, spice, and corn. The flavor was of sweet malt, grain, wheat, spice, and very subtle floral. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was an average brew. Not really a lot going on in this one if I am completely honest. It really kind of reminded me of a pepped up BMC brew. Granted it did have a few other notes going on that kept it in the average range of the style though. The floral note was a nice touch, but I just wish that there would have been A LOT more of than there was. I could see myself having a few of these on a long day of drinking without too much of a problem or while sitting by the pool. Worth trying at least once, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to do so.
09-21-2012 10:45:51 | More by thagr81us
3.38/5 rDev -2.3%
Pours a pale straw color, very much like a macro. The pure white head is short and quickly settles into a light ring. Plenty of carbonation bubbles racing to the top.
The aroma is of pale malt, with a touch of grain. There is a slight peppery hop note. Not much else.
The taste is sweet. A light pale malt provides some bready notes and a honey sweetness. Very soft toffee note and general fruitiness. The hops are grassy and peppery. Not very strong but enough to balance the sweetness.
The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but finishes with a slight bitterness. Good balance.
Good alternative to a macrol lager. No real off flavors, good summer brew.
08-04-2012 00:49:13 | More by Gmann
3.13/5 rDev -9.5%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is basically missing, maybe a touch of malt. Taste is mild, malts, a bit on the sweet side. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a decent brew.
09-02-2010 14:14:49 | More by tone77
3.28/5 rDev -5.2%
A: Poured a bright golden-rod, neat clarity with a washy concrete white head that was slight and stingy on the lacing. A light to moderate rise of effervesce is seen within.
A: An aroma of soft lemony flavor, malt was clean, level was low, simple.
T: Flavor was lemony as well, nicely bitter for a summer but light enough not to get weighed down with. Flowery orange hopping.
M: Medium body, smooth, slick with a quiet carbonation factor. Relaxing and smooth off the tongue with a gentle flowery bitterness.
O: Overall a decent amount of bitterness, a bit full malt wise for continous summer session drinking, decently hopped, but not something i could do much off as a backyard downer, 2-3 would be fine. The flavor overall is not that bad which if you arent out to judge by the other factors (i.e. visual, aroma,) but overall per style there are much better representations around if your picky.
07-16-2012 23:34:52 | More by beerthulhu
3.45/5 rDev -0.3%
Dude... you bought another blone ale.. geez.. ok we'll wait.. it is Heavy Seas right? support the..uh home side? ok pour this into a nonic let's see here. Good till Sept 2012.
A real crystal clear body with good rising carbonation, a yellow orange pale amber body color. Head is white and shampoo like gets about three fingers but it scatter laces barely and falls slowly barely hanging a collar.
Nose is fairly ordinary, kind of a stinky yeast I associate with this style, a little bit of malt presence, smells fairly clean. Kind of underwhelming.
Taste is very quiet if I could use that word. Nothing real offensive in fact nothing real noticeable. However, swallow provides a small malt presence, and a good body to back it up. Not highly carbonated which surprises with a medium body, nice sweet finish almost getting into baked bread.
Overall for a style that I don't usually care for I don't mind this. It's neither offensive or boring, but actually quite tolerable. I could have another but it's not my thing.
05-29-2012 23:58:20 | More by smakawhat
3.55/5 rDev +2.6%
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts along with hints of floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit malts along with hints of fruity yeast and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very malt-forward blonde ale but has a nice amount of balance with the hops to keep this from being too malty and still making it very drinkable.
11-07-2012 00:05:43 | More by metter98
3.88/5 rDev +12.1%
Poured a pale brass hue with a half fing foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured grassy hops atop a crisp and slightly aromatic pale malt.
The flavor was clean with bright herbal and grassy hops. The crisp malt may contain a touch of wheat.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuuler end of the style with a clean finish.
Overall a tasty and refreshing summer beer.
06-18-2012 01:08:44 | More by plaid75
4.1/5 rDev +18.5%
L: Pours a nice golden yellow color with a medium sized and medium bodied off white colored head that laces the glass a bit on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet toasted malts, hints of citrus, and a dash of hops at the end of the nose.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts, a fairly prominent citrus flavor, finishing off with a crisp slight earthy hop tastes. Aftertaste is very clean and very refreshing.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, light bodied.
D: Very drinkable, flavors and feel all blended very well and a lower abv really helps it be a great summer session beer.
08-16-2010 10:50:30 | More by erosier
3.23/5 rDev -6.6%
Beer was part of a Heavy Seas 12pk variety case. This was the "mystery" beer included.
Pour and enjoyed in a DFH Pint glass
A - Beer pours a mostly translucent, golden honey color. A two finger, fizzy head on the initial pour. A small amount of lacing.
S - Slightly earthy, grassy smell.
T- A no-nonsense, easy to drink, ale. A slightly malty, slightly grassy taste. A hint of lemon is also noticeable. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.
M - Well carbonated. Thinnish consistency.
O - A beer that is really easy to drink which is great for a summer-style brew. You could easily down a few of these in an afternoon or evening without feeling filled up. A nice beer to offer those who aren't into anything really radical. Good quality but nothing fantastic.
06-25-2012 19:46:57 | More by BuxMontBeerLover
2.33/5 rDev -32.7%
A - A clear beer with a golden, slightly orange, color. Light white head that dissipates quickly. Not much lace on the glass.
S - Smells lagery with a slight bitterness. Maybe a little bit of lemon but not much else. Definitely not bad.
T - At first taste, seems like an average lager with some hoppiness. Cannot taste much, if any, of the lemon I thought I could smell though it is not as bitter as expected. Not bad but not what I expected in a summer brew.
M - Not much in the mounthfeel, rather flat. Can't feel much of the carbonation which seems to let the bitterness linger in the aftertaste.
D - As a summer micro-brew, not very drinkable and not very refreshing on a hot summer day. Still a step up from the average mega-brew.
07-15-2010 01:11:33 | More by redzone3120
3.9/5 rDev +12.7%
Color is a clear yellow with an off white head that dissipates quickly.
A mild citrusy smell.
the taste was citrusy,orange, not overpowering with a little bitterness at the end.
The mouthfeel had a little carbonation, a bit on the watery side.
It was very drinkable. A good summer ale. Wish I had purchased a six pack.
07-30-2010 14:51:25 | More by lou50rp
2.7/5 rDev -22%
12oz into a pint glass.
A - Light oragne, very clear. Small white head to it that leaves nothing behind.
S - Lemon, pine smell. Not a whole lot of aroma to it.
T - Citrus, pine hops mostly on the front end. A little bitterness to it towards the end. Crisp taste. Nothing spectacular to the taste.
M - Light body. Lots of carbonation. Almost a dry, bitter finish.
D - Can see people pounding these on a hot summer day. I'd rather reach for something with a little more flavor.
08-12-2010 22:54:24 | More by HosP
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