Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) | Heavy Seas Beer

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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:
424
pDev:
14.67%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
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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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Photo of Pencible
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured a dark and clear reddish brown with white head. It had a very sweet but earth smell like wild wheat, caramel malt, and floral hops. It tasted almost like a dry chardonnay grapes mixed with sour cherries, along with floral hops and some yeast. It was watery with some carbonation and had a moderately bitter aftertaste. Overall this had nice flavor for an abbey ale: very clean and drinkable.

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Photo of schmitter
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all, the Clipper City Heavy Seas line is the greatest mixed pack known to man.

Color - Deep amber, looks like the Phillies of the Schmidt Era. Poured with a thin head. Smells spicy, hints of cinnamon. Tasted sweet from the alcohol, malty, scotch. Not a true 'abbey' but delicious, definitely going back for more.

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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 indiapaleale
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very, very dark brown with hints of ruby redness (you can call that burgundy if you'd like). The head is stark white and fluffy and about a half inch in thickness. Its a nice rich head that hands on (just like the pirate on the label).

Smell is strong, sweet fruit with a touch of alcohol. Call me crazy but I am reminded just a little of Play-Doh when I smell this beer. Mainly, though, I am getting sweet fermented fruit and maybe a bit of cinnamon.

Taste is impressive with this one. Lots of sweetness, juicy fruits and a nice bit of warming from the high alcohol. This is a rich and flavorful beer and a great American version of a strong Abbey ale. This is a very unique beer with quite a bit of complexity. Another great beer from the Heavy Seas collection!

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Photo of wyattshotmaker
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Poured into a thin lipped snifter,this beer had a deep brown with a slight red color. For the sake of reviewing,a very deep amber.

S:Smells like a semi-buttery chocolate covered cherry.Quite nice,with a slight grainy malt scent.

Taste:Tastes like a dark chocolate covered cherry.It's a pretty fun beer to sip honestly. Alot of dark chocolately malt flavor coupled with dark fruits and a slight yeast spiciness with dark candi sugar. After tastes is dark chocolate, then upon swallowing again I pick up a roasted malt with a slight chocolate hint.Has a very slight hop bitterness in the after taste,almost negligiable.

M:Decent amount of carbonation,not very carbonated but enough to let me know it is beer. Sometimes I think I'm a bad judge of mouthfeel, probably from drinking so much damn pop as a kid.

D:Belgian Dark Strong Ales and drinkibility don't go hand in hand, but I have no trouble polishing off a bottle or two with a dessert or with some food. Even as an appertif it would be exceptional. I had it with a slice of berry crumb pie,and it was excellent.

Overall, I think this is one of the better American Belgian-style beers,especially considering the price.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. Excited to try this one.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get some dark fruit, brown sugar and maple notes, as well as some caramel and alcohol. The alcohol is present, but it is not boozy smelling.

The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes, as well as quite a bit of brown sugar. The beer is very sweet and has a touch of Belgian yeast character to it. The alcohol is once again present, but it doesn't hurt drinkability.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another good beer from Heavy Seas.

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Heavy Seas - Holy Sheet (Über Abbey Ale) from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 424 ratings