Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale) | Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale)Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 05-23-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
799
Reviews:
434
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 799 |  Reviews: 434
Photo of mothmanscott
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly opaque deep gold with effervescence boiling up from the bottom of the goblet where the stem is attached. The pour produces 2+ fingers of white, moderately lasting, foam head that fades to a thin surface cap with a thick island at the center that leaves a thin collar ring & streaks lace. Aroma is mostly wheat but a hint of biscuit malt, notes of banana, Belgian yeast & perfumey fruitiness with a hint of acidic green apple sourness. Taste is sweeter than the nose with notes of wheat, cobbler dough & banana with hints of peach, white grape & slightly tart green apple, spices, Belgian sugar & yeast. Finishes peppery & mildly acidic with a light bitterness that lingers & builds in the wheaty, floral, dry & mildly tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is divergent being medium bodied with a lively carbonation, sweet up front - dry in the finish/aftertaste, spottily acidic & prickly, creamy but slightly oily & slick over the tongue.

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Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrand2621
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tybeerius
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

ok beer...doesn't have the smooth finish that a good saison (e.g. Saison Dupont) has.

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Photo of ConanSachler
2.06/5  rDev -44%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer was a poor excuse for a saison. It was very heavy and spiced to the point of palate shock. I could barely get through it. If it wasn't given to me, I would have drain poured this one.

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Photo of bigeyedfish89
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xudave56
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JNForsyth
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris00710
2.98/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DonWeymouth
2.33/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like a spicy champagne.

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Photo of gdlybbert
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Therealfootball
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of BogAl
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this most excellent saison pours a light straw/amber color with a firm white head that dissipates to a thin layer and excellent lacing. Nose of lightly spicy Belgian yeast, bubblegum, candy sugars, light banana, and light clove. Flavors are solid and delicious with a complex quandary of sweet Belgian sugars up front, banana flavors to the sides, and a nice spicy yeast flavor to the rear marrying nicely with the very light herbal clove aftertaste and mild hops. A new favorite for the style brewed by an American brewery WHICH is really impressive. Lightly dry finish makes this one a fantastic sipper. VERY well done.

Cheers!

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Photo of Herze
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Gerald_Couch
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of kbrown
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of mj_col
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of dmberger
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
3.68 out of 5 based on 799 ratings.
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