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Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel) - Heavy Seas Beer

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Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)

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BA SCORE
89
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cw577enfield on 06-19-2013)
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Rlhinson2104, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

KCBeerNerd, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Gmann
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.

Gmann, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DrFunkenstein, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

KevinGordon, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

weezarc, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

SonOfKyuss, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

mctizzz, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

wollefdoogylloj, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

srgj88, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

illeagle05, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MikeCactusGordon, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Boski, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Lehighace06, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

paulish, May 31, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
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.

Greywulfken, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

rhhjr, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

brpendergast85, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

VeganUndead, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer was a pretty straight brown color with modest bubbles topping the glass.

Smell - The brandy dominates the nose on this one, which may suggest brandy dominates the beer.

Taste - The initial taste begins sweet, but there is nothing about the taste to suggest this is a dubbel. As the taste evolves, it is pretty much straight brandy. If you use your imagination, you might find vanilla notes masked by the brandy. The aftertaste is not overly "hot", but it is modestly warming.

Mouthfeel - The brandy does coat the tongue nicely, but it coats with notes of straight brandy.

Overall - If I wanted to taste brandy, I would go out and buy a bottle. The booze really takes over on this one. I would probably not suggest this one to a friend.

JohnnyHopps, Apr 19, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a dark mahogany with garnet highlights on the edges of the glass. I get minimal creamy eggshell head of about 1 cm that fades quickly to nothing.
The aroma is lots of caramel and toffee with a bit of oak and booze.
Beer is very malty on the first sip with soft silky texture and mild rolling carbonation. The flavor is similar to nose with toffee and caramel mixing with just a little bit of booze on each swallow.
No hops anywhere to be found on this beer, very drinkable considering the ABV.
I dont find this to be a complex beer but it is certainly drinkable and could sneak up on you a little.

I would buy this again if I saw it on the shelf. Definitely a maltys brew with little to no hop presence.
Worth trying.

sulldaddy, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ZEB89, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

tweezer159, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 09, 2014
Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel) from Heavy Seas Beer
89 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.