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Heavy Seas - Sea Nymph Summer Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
79
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stigs on 07-02-2010)
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PreacherBrewer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-18-2012 19:30:08 | More by PreacherBrewer
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plaid75

New York

3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 01:08:44 | More by plaid75
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-11-2012 05:38:35 | More by asafarc2
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Cavalier92

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had never seen it on draft and decided to give it a shot.

It's a barely above average blonde ale.

No head, no lacing, maybe a bit lore amber than blonde in color.

Fizzy mouthfeel, a bit of hops on the edges of the tongue, finishes sweet.

A bit to heavy for a hot day, not worth the $5 or the effort.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 19:53:20 | More by Cavalier92
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-08-2012 14:11:41 | More by nmann08
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before October of 2012. Emptied into a Magic Hat pint glass.

Pale gold in color. Fizzed out to no head. Barely a ring to show for it. No lacing.

Wheat ale meets pilsener malt. Crisp, crackery grains. Light saltiness. All but no hops.

Tastes like a pilsener with some light ale yeast tang. Light Noble hopping. Pretty clean, yet watery. No noticeable off-flavors. Not much of anything, but what’s there is fine by me.

Light carb and light body. Very ‘iced tea’ in feel.

For an American Blonde, I have to rate it barely average. The little taste and aroma that is there is nice, but it’s so thinned-out and boring. Slight guilty pleasure here for easy-to-drink watery beer, but I can’t respect that.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 03:52:08 | More by thecheapies
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-04-2012 23:04:38 | More by PEIhop
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-04-2012 19:53:34 | More by bluerabbit
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-31-2012 02:18:54 | More by mdillon86
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KevinTK


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-30-2012 23:39:33 | More by KevinTK
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 23:58:20 | More by smakawhat
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best by September 2012:

Into a nonic pint glass:

A: golden yellow colored body and left a light foamy lacing near the top of my nonic and a small foamy white head. There was barely any carbonation seen rising.

S: some lightly malted barley with some wheat and light lemon in the background.

T: brought back the light maltiness with a low sweetness, but gets metallic, uh-oh...

M: light with a decent amount of carbonation felt, sessionable

O: this is a drinkable summer ale, but the metal taste brought it down big time

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 15:08:24 | More by BeerKangaroo
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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05-13-2012 01:04:45 | More by
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sludgy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-09-2012 21:57:11 | More by sludgy
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-10-2012 16:13:06 | More by StaindProject86
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-08-2012 17:39:54 | More by rusty3335
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-31-2011 04:17:56 | More by bigeyedfish89
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-05-2011 22:05:28 | More by dowen44
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-22-2011 23:57:02 | More by THECPJ
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-15-2011 21:36:08 | More by bmur112
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow body, quite bubbly, with a white head.

Smell: Lightly malted barley, maybe a smidgen of wheat, with a pinch of powdered sugar, a hint raw grain, and a baby-sized spoon of lemon curd.

Taste: Lightly malty with a low sweetness and a hint of biscuit crumbs and basic grains. Lightly citrusy hops, though essentially no bitterness, but there was never much sweetness to balance out to begin with. A clean (maybe too clean) finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: The Summer Ale is very drinkable and has an agreeable ABV, though I was hoping for a bit more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 18:28:36 | More by ChainGangGuy
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mjw06

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly darker golden straw color with a soft white head that dissipated fairly quickly but still managed to leave a decent lacing.

Light malty smell with a warm and relatively strong vanilla overtone that was nowhere present in the taste. Don't know where that came from.

Rather flavorless on the initial sip with some bitterness that hit on the back roof of the mouth. Mouth was somewhat velvety. Very drinkable but nothing distinguishable about it, pretty run-of-the-mill in terms of summer ales.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 19:50:04 | More by mjw06
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden straw color and is very clear.
It has an average at best white loose faomy cap that fades quickly to surface smudge.

A fine smelling ale with a nice balance between malts and floral hops.

Mild tasting beer with just enough malts and hops.
Malts are sweet and have slight biscuit or grainess to them while the hops have a floral flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Carbonation is medium. The beer has a soft delicate nature to itself.

I found this beer to be pretty good although I was expecting a crisp tasting more assertive beer. This beer none the less is a winner for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 11:01:10 | More by micromaniac129
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billab914

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12o bottle into my Three Floyd's glass. Gold in color with a thin white lacing barely covering the top of the beer.

Aroma shows pale, grainy pilsner malts with a little zesty, lemon, citrus to it. The taste shows more of the lemony zest to it throughout the flavor. A decent amount of the pale, grainy malts are present as well. It's pretty crisp and clean as well.

The mouthfeel is light with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a decent, easy drinking beer that was fitting for summer. It was crisp and clean with more flavor then a lot of similar beers. Not an outstanding beer, but definitely above average in it's class.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 18:05:06 | More by billab914
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Guden

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 20:18:54 | More by Guden
Heavy Seas - Sea Nymph Summer Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
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