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Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale) - Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale)Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale)

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BA SCORE
81
good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 07-22-2011)
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by wingman14:
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wingman14

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orange with a small white head that faded fast. The smell is pleasant, a malt backbone with subtle sweet notes. The taste starts mildly sweet and finishes with a strong malt presence. Smooth body, a medium feel. Very easy drinker, a very enjoyable beer, brings some flavor and a nice ABV. Different from what I expected, but a nice flavorful beer nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2011 03:54:11 | More by wingman14
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-17-2014 23:35:33 | More by jaymo18
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Rast

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-07-2013 19:34:02 | More by Rast
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

07-16-2013 00:31:59 | More by dsshuck
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-07-2013 20:54:36 | More by GABrew
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-23-2013 15:13:52 | More by phishbone23
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-23-2013 00:50:37 | More by yourefragile
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jlindsey

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-17-2012 17:11:58 | More by jlindsey
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-29-2012 20:38:00 | More by e30todamax
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.2%

06-01-2012 12:38:10 | More by SickNukes
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toolg

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-22-2012 19:20:43 | More by toolg
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Super grainy with a sweet grassiness. Vanilla wafer through and through. Part herbal, part earthy, party spicy hop aroma. A damn good smelling cream ale.

3.5 T: Tastes good for a cream ale too. White rice, vanilla wafer, grainy malts. Low bitterness. Earthy hop flavor for the most part. Not bad for what it is.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mix of crisp and creamy.

3.5 D: Cream ales aren't the best style, but a lot of breweries manage to make decent ones nonetheless. Good drinkibility.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:51:45 | More by DavoleBomb
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giblet

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ok. not my favorite. pours a golden yellow. small head that disapates quickly. steady carbonation but little to no lacing. light aroma of grassy grain. not much finish. light beer that is ok. better offerings from heavy seas.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 21:25:41 | More by giblet
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-25-2012 15:00:42 | More by bigred89
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oberon

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

An imperial cream ale now that's something different.Poured into an imperial pint glass a lighter peach tinged yellow with a thinner but well defined white head.Sweet alcohol dipped fruit and toasted cereal grain in the nose,to me it was quite boozy.Biscuit malt with a little toastiness behind it mixed with slight herbal hops in the back end,not much complexity on the palate.Not awful but there is no flow to the beer or much complexity,maybe a style that should not be made?

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 15:40:51 | More by oberon
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit skeptical of this one, being a high ABV cream ale? I was thinking it would be along the lines of a malt liquor...I was pleasantly surprised! 22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a very clear, dark gold color with a fluffy, off-white head. Retention is pretty good and lacing decently sticky.

Nose is similar (but better than) most of the cream ales I have had, despite the higher ABV. Grainy malts and vanilla-cream cookies. Nice, clean smelling beer.

Taste is unique...uber-smooth with a biting hop/alcohol finish. Nice interplay of cream ale and crafty graininess. Did I mention unique? And tasty! A bit hard to describe...like a well crafted cream ale (which is hard to come by in its own right) with a bump up in attitude and fortitude. Let's just say it was a very fun beer to drink...mmmkay.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 17:52:40 | More by twiggamortis420
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-03-2012 05:11:55 | More by duceswild
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-02-2011 20:16:48 | More by AngusOg
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-22-2011 23:51:07 | More by THECPJ
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-15-2011 19:55:49 | More by NCbeerpirate
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The pour is a pure transparent golden yellow with a relaxed white cap. Not much lace, but the head retains pretty well.

Smell: The aroma is relatively soft. Honey biscuit malt, a bit of clover and spice, some corn and vegetable notes as well.

Taste: The flavor is more of the same. Some honey biscuity malt, then a lot of smooth processed corn and a lightly floral end. Slightly metallic and a light hay and grassy hop presence at the end.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the light side. Very clean and simple with a light creamy carbonation.

Overall: I wouldn't drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 01:00:56 | More by KickInTheChalice
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber.

Poured assertively - super clear, mega-gold. Slightly off-white head. *Lots* of slow-moving carbonation. Smell is a whole lot of mineral, as well as cereal malts. Taste is the same, with a lot of spicy, almost zesty, citrus notes. Feel is creamy & *hot.* Spicy, metallic, bitter feel lasts a while. Interesting brew, bit on the boozy side, but it's tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 06:02:26 | More by sixerofelixir
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bucklemyshoe

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Pale yellow with a finger of head that dies quickly.

S: Raisins, caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla.

T: Sweet vanilla, apricot, butterscotch, some graininess, and whisky-like oakiness.

M: Medium-thick and silky body with low carbonation.

O: It's not very complex but the alcohol is well-hidden.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 15:39:37 | More by bucklemyshoe
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First off, why is this labeled as an imperial pils? Second, how does this qualify as "imperial" even with a 7% ABV? Anyways, I thought this a very tasty, unique beer. Unlike the previous reviewers, I didn't find the alcohol taste present at all. The beer has an interesting "creaminess" (duh) to it, with the smoothness of a lager and the touch of hops from an ale. Nothing too special, but an above average beer that was tasty to swill down.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 21:43:33 | More by oriolesfan4
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match1112

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

shared this bomber with my brother, he had to drain pour his share after a couple swallows. pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white billowy head that doesnt last long, but leaves a fair amount of lacing. smells like a sweet grainy hot mess. taste is similiar with the alochol right up front to greet you, then sweet grains and malts to round it off. mouthfeel is a full bodied decent carbonation with a creamy feel to it. unfortunatly it was a bit hot and we both thought it could use a better balance to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 18:07:57 | More by match1112
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