Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel) - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.84/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear amber brown color with a short tight khaki colored head that settled into a light ring. Pretty color.
The aroma is sweet. There is some brown sugar notes as well as raisin. A bit of a musty wine grape. Some general spice.
The beer is quite sweet but not cloying. A pumpernickel malt base with lots of grape fruitiness. A bit of a clove and pepper spice. The brandy barrel aging is subtle but does add that extra grape fruitiness that works quite well with this style. There is a candied raisin or candied plum note. Everything blends quite well together.
The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but its not cloying or sticky. There is an earthy bitterness in the finish. A tad of a belly burn from the abv.
Pretty impressed with this beer. Very nice balance. The flavor doesn't blow me away but they kept in check a beer that could get crazy sweet and boozy.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 03:14:24 | More by Gmann
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: deep ruby brown ale with a singer of beige foam atop
S: subtle dark fruit aromas beneath the drier spirits of brandy and oak; elements of spice and must
T: fig and date-like fruits suffused with the essences of brandy; clove and spice, musty grapes and watery raisin
M: slim and slick, airy vapors, light-medium weight, slight tingle on the tongue, wet and dry finish
O: the dubbel is not a style I often go for, but I have so enjoyed all of Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters release in 2013 and 2014 that I picked this up. these guys are doing some real nice work with barrel-aging, and this was an enjoyable ale. May be hit-or-miss for hardcore dubbel fans, but for the curious, open-minded BA, a nice ale for sure.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 13:55:52 | More by Greywulfken
Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel) from Heavy Seas Beer
89 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.