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Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Ãœber Abbey Ale)Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Ãœber Abbey Ale)
BA SCORE
55.9%
Liked This Beer
3.68 w/ 422 ratings
Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Ãœber Abbey Ale)Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Ãœber Abbey Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jaynuze on 03-12-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
251
Ratings:
422
Liked:
236
Avg:
3.68/5
pDev:
14.67%
Alströms:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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Photo of oregonskibum
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a dull brown with hints of orange and some burnt red. Pours with a one-inch cream, light tan head.

S: Lots of raisin, prune, dark cherry, and other dark fruit flavors. Lots of sweet notes, brown sugar.

T: Taste is a lot like the smell, although the malts are much more noticable. Picking up a little spice or almost a green, spruce flavor mid-taste. Finish is sweet, a slightly burnt caramel.

M: Body is medium, although a touch on the sticky side. Carbonation is lively up front, but finishes more towards the flat side.

D: The more I try to carefully evaluate the beer, the more I'm not a big fan of the flavor components. On the surface though, this isn't a bad beer or hard to drink, except the high alcohol levels.

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Photo of Naugros
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not much of a head, but I did pour it into a chalice. It's a deep brown with orangey-red glow.

The nose is dark cherry with vinous notes. There's a bunch of alcohol in this one.

All dark fruit, closest is dark cherries, like in the nose. There is a little bit of spice, either cloves or black pepper, underneath the fruit. The alcohol is very prevalent creating a medicinal aftertaste that I am not enjoying. I've had stronger beers with better masking. I've had beers with poorer masking that tasted better as well.

The overall feel is not of a beer that I really wanted finish, but I've only poured beer on rare occasions: skunked, caught by mom, exceptionally horrible, floating cigarette, dog got to it when I put it down, etc.

A few friends have suggested trying Heavy Seas and these guys know their beer so I'll make sure try another one of their offerings, just not this one. This was not worthy of the Orval chalice I used.

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Photo of Zraly
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber aged for over a year

Poured into St. Bernardus chalice. Looks like a run-of-the-mill belgian dubbel of ilk. Soft tan head that disipates. Tawny port color. Smell of sweet malt.

Delicious! Wonderful malt and sugary notes up front. Tastes a bit like a good American Merlot. Fruity and a touch balsamic. Slightly phenolic in the finish with a hint of hops to round out the mouthfeel. Extremely smooth and drinkable. I have been impressed with Clipper City's "Heavy Seas" series. Well-made products that are approachable and fun to try.

A very good interpretation of Belgian dark ale. I'm serving mine up with a pot of sausage jambalaya and french bread. I even added a touch to the pot. :D

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Photo of nova009
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip

A- pours a dark red/brown amber color, poured very thick, a thick foamy tan head appears and lasts for awhile, no apparent lacing

S- belgian wheat, dark sugars, ripe fruit, spices, possibly clove, smell is okay nothing special

T- dark fruit, slight sweetness, spices, once again nothing special, in fact the flavor is a little more harsh than i expected

M- medium-heavy, decent balance of carbonation, slight alcohol burn

D- simply put this was an okay abbey ale, I've had much better

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Photo of dpcoz
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Originally reviewed 04/03/2010)

Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet - Holy Sheet
Uber Abbey Ale
Clipper City Brewing Co
1pt 6fl oz
Glass - Church Brew Works pint glass

Appearance - deep amber color, half a finger's worth of a tan head that fizzled out quickly. Poured a little like syrup. Fair amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the top

Smell - I suggest filling half the glass and swirling it around, putting your nose to the glass to welcome the sweet scent of sweetened Malts, Belgian sugars, cloves, honey, and I swear I smell banana. After swirling the glass I can say the aroma is one of the better ones I've experienced.

Taste - slight sweetness due to fruits and sugars, spices honey, and i am picking up some banana. Finish of toasty malts that really grows on me as I continue with the beer.

Mouthfeel - clipper city claims full bodied - I'll say medium from my experience. No hops that I can pick up but a decent carbonation that tickes the tongue as you transfer from lips to tonsils. At 9% abv, it's going to finish with a warming feeling.

Drinkability - I want to kick myself - clipper city recommends letting this one age for two years before enjoying, while I like it now, I would agree that the flavor probably needs the time to develop with cellar-aging. Still, I have to admit that I enjoyed this ale immensley, the aroma is one of the best I've had, and the taste is not that far behind. I plan to purchase another, store it and give another review sometime in 2012 or 2013.

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Photo of generallee
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a chalice. The bottle has its abv listed at 9%. There is no freshness date.

Appearance: It has a deep garnet color body with good clarity and some nice viable carbonation flowing up to the surface. On top is an average size light tan head. It hangs on well as I drink it slowly fades to a thin covering that lasts to the end. On the glass the head leaves behind some spotty lacing.

Smell: The aroma has a sweet candy like nose that reminds me of cherry flavored Jolly rancher candy.

Taste/Palate: Its flavor has a big malty sweetness with the same cherry candy notes as in the aroma. There is also a slight cherry chough syrup like alcoholic touch in there. Hop bitterness and flavor are mild and really only show up in the finish where they try in vain to balance the malt sweetness. On the palate it has a slightly thin feel for the sweetness and nice average carbonation.

Notes: Overall I feel this one was a bit on the sweet side with a simple raw character.

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Photo of deereless
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: A flash of thick head that drops relatively quickly leaving a spotty layer over the surface of the beer, deep amber to light brown in color, minor activity is visible in the beer - 3.50, S: Tons of tart cherries and a good deal of spiciness, lots of phenols and the faintest hint of a high quality balsamic vinegar (that's good), thick sweetness that I associate with dried figs or prunes - 4.25, T: Very spicy and slightly peppery, alcohol plays a large part of the palate, dry body, candied sugars, brandied soaked dried cherries, hint of clove, a bit dry and chalky - 4.00, M: Medium bodied but with a touch of silkiness - 4.00, D: All around a good brew, quite drinkable - 3.50

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Photo of Buebie
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was naughty tonight and pulled a beer from the 'no touch' cellar. This is a 2008 bottle courtesy of gford217. Got it in a trade a couple years ago.
Was stored at 50 degrees in the dark, went into the fridge a couple weeks ago.

Poured from the bottle into an oversized snifter. Poured somewhat hard revealing less then an inch of off white head. Fizzling away to leave a collar of retention. Lace is mostly non existent.
Color is brown, cranberry juice highlights when held to light.

Aroma is very well malty. Alot of caramel in there with a touch of burnt toffee, dark fruit and a very distant waft of chocolate. A bit of cranapple juice in there also, mixing with a half fermented grape. Resulting in a sweet wine aroma. Some mild alcohol in there too with a spice.

Mouthfeel at first is light and crisp, giving way to a little syrupy slickness.

Taste is sweet upfront, plenty of malt, caramel and burnt toffee again, increasing spice, wine similarities, more of a red though. Fermented fruit, belgian yeast flavors, little funk and breadiness with very mild coriander and fig. Finishing with a tart cranberry flavor..its more of a fermented fruit with some sweetness.
A mild bittering into the finish, lingering with cranberry bitters after the swallow.

I have not had this fresh and I can only imagine that the years have put on a bit of mellowing. Good brew overall. I did notice one off flavor on first sip though and it seemed to melt away as the beer warmed. That being vinegar, was odd.

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Photo of Hatchman
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance- Burnt Orange and Dark Cherry, and a pinkish sheet of lace over the glass.

Smell- Chocolate and burnt caramel and sugar with a hint of fruit.

Taste- The only fruit I can taste is prunes, dates, and raisins. I'm not a big fan of any of those, so the taste score is lacking for me personally. Slight taste of the burnt chocolate, caramel, and sugar that the smell hinted. No hops or yeast that I can detect.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and fizz, lighter mouthful than the flavor would indicate.

Drinkability- Not a summer beer, a little too heavy on the palate and eye for that. I don't like the fruit tastes involved, and the mix of fizz and burnt sweetness with the sour fruit taste leaves me sort of, well, like I just sucked on something sour. I don't think I would search this beer out again.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into pint glass

A- dark amber look with slight head that disappears quickly. Lacing not bad

S- sweet malt and alcohol. Almost smells medicinal

T- some fruit and smoked malty flavor. Again, sweet syrup and big time alcohol

M- full bodied and sweet and creamy

D- pretty tasty. The blend of fruitiness and toasted sweet malt made it good. One to two is enough because of the alcohol

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Photo of olympuszymurgus
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

from a suggestion from the BeerMan777..cheers.
popped this cherry into several oddly shaped glasses shared amongst friends departing for the spring, summer, and maybe longer. there is longing in this glass, a deep red and foamy longing, the carbonated blood of brothers. oh and it smells like our blood too. candied raisin booze (why my blood is such a hit at the bank) and sultry notes of caramel. shoulda maybe sat on this one for a few months but i just got the shit! i gotta open a bottle of something. if i ever get another one, i'll treat her righter. til then, she's a hot lass full of potential...ready for babies. hot candy babies.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a coppery-brick color with a medium turbidity. The head was foamy with an active display of surface eruptions that quickly led to its demise leaving no appreciable lacing. A mixture of macro and micro particulate matter clouds the drink, while a medium-strong display of carbonation quickly rises. Nice coloring and turbidity, but a weak holding head doesn't leave you much time to appreciate this.

S: The nose was semi-sweet but less so malty with a touch of solvent alcohol. Ripe fruit with raisins is also evident but less so appreciable in terms of strength. Overall lacks complexity and a malty fullness instead opting for a heavier then normal dose of alcohol fusels.

T: The flavor was spicy and a bit malty to start, bready notes come through it still doesn't convince me this is a malt forward beer. The alcohol is dominant, again coming in strong of solvent. Toasted grains struggle to come through but are blindsided by the heaping of alcohol and is never fully appreciated. As with the nose, lacked a certain level of complexity and depth iv come to expect per style, especially since abbeys are on the top of my list of favorite styles. Solvent alcohol tones, perhaps a bit much seem to drown out any appreciable attributes this may have brought to the table.

M: The mouthful was edgy from the carbonation, full bodied with a creamy texture and nature. Fusels are evident giving this a whinning high pitch alcohol tone rather a soft and warming nature and lacked any mouth coating maltiness despite its deceptive fullness.

D: A slow sipping boozy experience that trades of complexity and depth for a high dose of alcohol fusels makes this a bit of a disappointment. A marginable drinking experience , hindered by the high alcohol that feels like it drinks several points higher then its advertised 9.0%av. It took me awhile to drink this, and im no stranger to big alcohol beers, but maybe had something to do with the lack of enjoyment and unbalanced nature. Highly unlikely a re-visit and wouldn't go out of my way to recommend unless the person is interested in only tasting scotchy booze.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear dark mahogany with a fine-bubbled pale tan head. Aroma is strong and fruity with yeasty and malty undertones and a whisper of butterscotch. Flavor is fruity and a bit sweet with malty and woody undertones. Texture is rough, edgy and tingly, leaving a pleasing finish.

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Photo of Liverpool08
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light Plum color with a big puffy head that settles down into a nice 1 inch top. Good lacing thruout. Not much of an aroma, a little dark fruit smell. Taste echoes the dark fruit. A little spice and raisins, a little of the belgian funk. Still not a great flavor. Its an ok try at the style but lacks that deep candied fruit flavor you get in other Belgian darks. Its easy to drink and the booze is hidden well. So overall an ok brew.

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Photo of PJStello
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours easily and settled down with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly. Ranges from a mahogany to dark amber color as you move it around in the light.

Smell - Upon first opening the the bottle you are greeted with a nice characteristic belgian ale aroma; however, said aroma greatly tones down as the beer settles into the glass. After a few sips (with a good bit of room left in the glass) disturbing the beer a bit it will kick off a nice malty aroma.

Taste- Definitely tasted a few spices hitting the tongue right off the bat, however as it moved around I began to pick up a good bit of a honey flavor. The hops definitely offer more of an aromatic quality in this beer as they definitely linger in the after taste. The flavor of this beer really does let you know you are drinking a 9% beer .

Mouthfeel- This beer really sits in the middle of the road; I can't say it feels heavy, and I can't say it feels like the lightest beer either. It has a very light carbonation that gently tickles the tongue.

Drinkability- Very drinkable. I recommend starting your night with this beer and coasting with something like a Yeungling lager afterwards.

Grade- B (cold) / B+ (warm): When comparing it against other Belgian (style) Strong Ales I feel like this beer is a bit lacking in the flavor department, and it really has to be kicked in the ass to offer up a nice aroma. Holy Sheet is a very drinkable beer and something I would easily consider going back to if nothing better was offered at the time.

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Photo of kdawg105
4.76/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really good beer!! The appearance was inviting with lace that stuck to the glass the whole way down. The smell was a little lighter that expected but nice with a balance of malt and hops. The taste great very balanced brew with a nice little bite of hops. The mouthfeel is perfect it has a nice feel to it. The drinkability is also great the beer has no overpowering characters and it finishes really smooth!! To be so strong in abv.% it is a really easy drinking brew!

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Photo of dpasotti
2.23/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a transparent deep plum color into my Piraat balloon glass. Zero head despite the high-altitude pour directly down the center. Aroma is very clean and lacks any Belgian yeast character whatsoever. Dark toasty malt; very biscuity with just a little fruit. Smells quite similar to a doppelbock.

This is a Belgian style? A thin malty sweetness that turns tart and quickly fades away. Alcohol is very forward and feels like more than 9%. Not a hint of Belgian-style phenols anywhere on the palate either. Mouthfeel is thin and boring with medium-high carbonation.

Holy Sheet is a very disappointing offering from Clipper City, a solid brewery that I feel has some excellent beers in the form of Loose Cannon and The Great Pumpkin. I finished the bottle, but I won't be having this again.

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Photo of claytri
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a rich Mahogany with a tan head. The aroma was of caramel malt and spices. The tastes was of caramel malt, vanilla, and spice. The feel was heavy and wet. A very pleasant beer, the spices and vanilla were a good compliment to the malt.

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Photo of adamette
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that I bought at Warehouse Beverage on Mayfield in Cleveland last week. No observed "best by" date. Poured into my silver rimmed Westvleteren goblet.

A Creamy light brown head over a dark brown body which glows a dark mahogany in front of direct light. Curtain like lacing left on the inside of the glass after repeated sips. 4.0

S Sweet malt with minimal hops. A warmth of alcohol is apparent. Inviting, interesting smell. 4.0

T Nice, sweet malt taste with a warmth of alcohol that is really a nice effect. This taste is of a classic Belgian Strong Dark Ale and I really like the sweetness with the Belgian yeast taste as well. Bravo. 4.5

M Some syrupy stickiness but the feel is moderate. There is a warmth of alcohol to it and it certainly is a "big" beer but really I would characterize this as a moderate feel for the style. 4.0

D The malty sweetness helps the drinkability which cannot be that high due to the elevated ABV of 9.0%. 3.5

Notes: Very good example of the style, a rival of classic Belgian beers.

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Photo of thain709
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a deep mahogany body that showed some ruby highlights...the head was off white in color and only stood less than a finger...it didn't retain well and didn't leave much lace

S - Candied sugars right off the bat...sweet honey also rolls in...a complex fruit and hop aroma lingers

T - The candied sugars and honey really dominate the taste...but they never become overly sweet...the honey really stands out from being cask conditioned...caramel is also adding some sweetness and flavor...the fruits are dark...I can detect a raisin flavor...the hops are adequate at the end of this beer and really don't push their way to the forefront

M - Medium bodied...kind of flat and the alcohol stands out

D - Not a bad Abbey...I thought with being on cask the appearance and mouthfeel would have been better...but the sweetness in the nose and taste helped this one...not my favorite from Heavy Seas

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Photo of thequeen711
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a beautiful colour pour, mahogany brown with ruby red highlights when held up to the light. Three finger head slipping into light lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, figs, raisins, candy sugars.
Taste initially of the dark fruits, then the alcohol kicks in the aftertaste. Medium heavy mouthfeel, an interesting Uber Abbey Ale, this is. I'm not digging the fruitiness of the ale, but certainly worth the taste.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chimay goblet.

Pours a deep ruby brown, black highlights seeping in at certain angles, with a nice half-finger of bright head, though the lacing is somewhat weak. The nose is a melange of coffee, dark fruits, and booze. The taste highlights those fruits, mostly plum and fig, with the booziness lending a sort of oakey flavoring; lots o' complexity. The body is a heavy medium, and it doesn't coat the mouth too much, allowing this brew to be fairly drinkable, though the moderate alcohol may have something to say about that.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a chestnut-hued body with a medium-sized, frothed, light khaki-colored head.

Smell: The nose is fruity and sugary, like toasted cherry-flavored caramel, provided there even is such a thing and with some spritzes of wafting alcohol, like standing next to someone overdoing it on their sprayable haircare products.

Taste: This so-called Über Abbey Ale starts with a burst of sweet maltiness with some tastes of sugar-glazed, toasted, chewy bread crusts and dark caramel with just a teeny tiny hint of cocoa. Strong fruity tastes of raisins and discount cherry cordial join the mix. Spicy character reminiscent of cloves jumps out midway. Hint of dried herbs with some slight bitterness. Finishes with some all-too notable alcoholic heat and still a fair amount of lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: A bit simplistically sweet, and a bit hot at times, leaving a beverage that doesn't quite mesh well for me. By no means is it an exemplary example of the style, but, well, that's usually my feelings towards any of the Clipper City brews. This one just lacks the grace and charm of those bold brews from Belgian, or the Belgian-styled beers that many American breweries are excelling at nowadays. If it does have one thing going for it, it's the price - you could do a lot worse monitarily when it comes to a bomber these days.

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Photo of billab914
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Lost Abbey stemware. Pours dark brown, almost ruby colored when held up to the light. Poured with a thick two finger off-white head. The head settled out within a few minutes to cling to the sides of the glass and didn't leave much lacing on the glass.

Aroma has some Belgian yeast spiciness with some candy sugar and dark fruit notes. The taste is more malty and caramely then I expected. I expected the Belgian yeast to be a little more present, which isn't a bad thing in my opinion. it has a sweet flavor to it with some dark fruits going on, as well as a decent amount of spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick with moderate carbonation. I opened this one not expecting to like it as much as I did, but I ended up really enjoying it. It was a nice mix of Belgian flavors with an American twist. I liked how the Belgian yeast was a little more subtle in this one which gave the other flavors a chance to come through.

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Photo of jgasparine
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: There was a recipe change for all Holy Sheet brewed 2010 onward. This review was conducted with the "new" Holy Sheet.

A- Poured from the tap with a thin ivory colored head, which quickly receded to a haze layer, leaving some decent lacing behind. The body was a slightly opaque mahogany color, with no carbonation visible from the sides of the glass.

S- Beautifully pungent aromas of leather, ripe dark fruit, candy sugar and Belgian yeast aromatics. Doesn't smell quite like a Belgian abbey ale, but certainly as a Belgian-style abbey ale with an American Twist. I suppose Heavy Seas' description of it as an "Uber Abbey Ale" is quite fitting. That said, this bold bouquet of aroma is fantastic.

T- A nice replicate of the nose plus some unanticipated earthiness and breadlike qualities. Finishes malty with a lingering (and mild) stale hop bitterness, and a touch of booze.

M- A nice medium body, with some moderately soft carbonation. Nothing too impressive, and the carbonation is a touch prickly. A mark above average in the mouthfeel department.

D- Very drinkable for the ABV. Looks, smells and tastes nice. Satisfying. Not bad at all.

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Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 55.9% out of 100 with 422 ratings
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