Heavy Seas - Gold Ale | Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cdbooth219 on 05-03-2010

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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 83
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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of MichaelProcton
4.34/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in bottle at Mo's Seafood in Baltimore. Tasty, flavorful example of the style. Every time I have a Heavy Seas, I'm more impressed with the brewery. Wish we saw more of them in NC.

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Photo of Lucular
4.34/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a blonde ale this is a really tasty beer. Plus it gains major points for being the first beer that my wife liked and now beer is something we enjoy together. Thank you Heavy Seas!!

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super fresh sampler pack these babies are best by 3/2012...this one pours a brilliant bright clear golden hue with a full thicket of egg shell white head. Frothing head dwindles down leaving layers of intricate lacing. Layers of cereal grains, light fruit notes, and floral hops come across my nares a very pleasant herbal grassiness as well. A perfect clean drinking gold ale really, nothing else to add other than damn it's refreshing and it's good cold and doesn't hurt to let it warm up. This is like the most solid homebrew gone pro brewer beer ever, simple flavorful and nails the style guidelines. A true session ale at 4.5% abv packs a nice amount of flavor into a poundable format, I've never seen this stuff outside of the sampler packs. Lighter bodied ale with ample sturdy carbonation really packs in the flavor and definitely pulls off an enjoyable beer in a style that most beer geeks don't give much attention to.

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4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good, refreshing on a hot day. Very drinkable.

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4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful gold with a 1/2 inch head that simply does not go away. Drank the entire glass without the head dissipating. Leaves little bubbles but not true lacing. Amazingly clear with tons of bubbles rising throughout.

S- Light earthy and grassy hops and lightly sweet malts.

T- Just like the smell with the hops coming through enough to make this a very enjoyable, if not robust, beer and the caramel sweetness tasting just right. Theres also a light fruitiness here that plays really well with the soft grassy hops and sweet malts, yum.

M- Awesome, lots of carbonation and light body make it extremely drinkable.

D- Tastes good, not too strong and I could have a bunch more but there isn't too much excitement. Easily a sessionable beer if not bold enough to be an every day one.

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4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Slightly hazed pale gold amber. I failed to pour vigorously enough to coax out a good head but the little head that was there was white and fragrant.

Smell: Subtle and mildly sweet aroma of barley and honey.

Taste: Very well executed balance of nuanced honey like flavors and a touch of grassy hops. There are some good orchard fruit notes as well that are reminiscent of Pacific Rose apples.

Feel: Medium body and slightly dry but overall well rounded.

Overall: Very good and drinkable. Clean and balanced, definitely a well brewed beer.

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4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is served in a shaker pint glass clear reddish amber color with a 1/4" ivory head that recedes visibly to leave a bit of film on the surface and some modest lacing on the glass. Sipping creates scattered bits of lacing.

The aromas include some toasty caramel malt with some noticeable herbal hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the toasty malt and some herbal hops. In addition there's some sweetness with a touch of both citrus and spice.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with some persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness and malt flavors begin to fade to leave the ending to the lightly spicy, herbal hops. While the ending does have some bitterness, it isn't particularly dry.

Glad to have tried this fresh and on tap and I certainly would be willing to have another if I find it again.

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4.01/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Mix a sixer, into a pint glass. 3/29

Pours bright golden light bottom to top. Some white foam settles out. Citrus malt nose, sunny. Taste is a light sweet malt, backed by a lemony tart. Smooth and flavorful, modest carbonation. Bright and sunny. Good beer to change seasons.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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