Heavy Seas - Gold Ale | Heavy Seas Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cdbooth219 on 05-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,172
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
351
pDev:
14.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of StevenShawSr
1.45/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
1.62/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. For brewery fresh taste, purchase before FEB 14.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden body with a thin white head.

Smell: Awful. Smells nauseatingly yeastier than my subpar homebrew.

Taste: Better than the aroma, but not by much. Again, the dull yeast flavor is overpowering. I definitely could replicate this in my kitchen - not that I would want to.

Mouthfeel: OK, I guess.

Overall: It is no wonder why blonde ales are so hard to make. It is truly an exact science to get rid of (or at least hide) all of the off flavors. The only way to make this beer better would be to hop (and/or lager?) the hell out of it.

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Photo of PopnLoads
1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of BGCoon
1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

says review is optional. It is not.

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Photo of BlackHermione
2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm no beer expert, but I just didn't like it. I like most Heavy Seas stuff, but this just felt like the generic Budweiser/Miller/etc stuff.

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Photo of TheCzig
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of JDeming
2.25/5  rDev -34%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

Photo of kevintaraross
2.42/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Charliehogarth86
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of sachie23
2.51/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Maybe just not my thing

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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.51/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On-tap at Ale+Witch. The brew pours a translucent gold, capped with a thin wispy white head, and deposits a surprising amount of lace. The nose has very little presence, offering only something faintly metallic. The flavor seems better (initially) as it has a slightly fruity character atop a very basic beery profile. Succeeding quaffs get progressively more unpleasant, as the faint tropical fruity notes start to linger like a cheap Daquiri. I would not have another one of these.

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Photo of nick_perry
2.71/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of core42
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of stonermouse
2.76/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Poured pure gold, no surprise there. Would be a better than average pour, if not for the head that vanished within a minute.

Smell is malty and bready, but not much else.

Taste is fairly bland, but relatively pleasant. The bready flavor is dominant, but is nice and a little sweet. There is a crisp lager-like cleanliness to the flavor, which was nice and true to the style. Hops were totally non-existent, unfortunately.

Mouthfeel was fairly decent. The flavors that lingered were nice, if just OK.

Drinkability is high, considering the ABV and the mild flavor. You could go all night with these, but you could save a little dough and opt for BMC if you're sessioning.

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Heavy Seas - Gold Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 351 ratings