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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cdbooth219 on 05-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
346
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Leiermann
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenShawSr
1.45/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Ardeer
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TobiasAngel
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #98

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Photo of TheOakKing
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Miburui
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopphead31415
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I first discovered Heavy Seas on tap at a bar that I frequented. I was startled to see it in six-packs at my local warehouse so I eventually stumbled across this crisp Ale. It has a puny 4.5% ABV, but its attributes are in its refreshing and subtle flavors instead of high alcohol content.

Look-It pours a clear golden yellow color that is very light and it mirrors the sunshine that went into growing the hops and malt grains. The head vanishes quickly leaving a thin film. The carbonation trails are few, but noticeable.

Smell-It is grains and light malt, but a bit muted. I pick up something like honey and clover, too.

Taste-It tastes of bubblegum, mango, wheat, and yeast. It also has a slight mellow caramel and honey flavor to these toasted malts. The citrusy hops are weak, but pleasant.

Mouthfeel-It feels like liquid gold and rays of sunshine. It is punctuated by golden waves of wheat and a mild sweetness from the caramel malts. There is a slight bite from the mild carbonation that lingers and the malts and hops leave a slight sticky coating on the tongue.

Overall-It goes down crisp and smooth with a clean finish to the flavors. I was expecting something watery and boring, but was only mildly surprised to get a well-balanced malt/hop combination that had enough character to make it interesting and the flavors were just muted enough to make the beer believable and down-to-earth. I wouldn’t get a six pack of this, but if I saw it at a party, I might warm up with a crisp bottle of this Ale.

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Photo of WolfStOner
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLISON01
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated BB 9/1/15 at 42 degrees into shaker
Aroma faint floral hops
Head small (two cm, aggressive pour), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 1-2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing none
Body – gold, clear, effervescent
Flavor very weak – little bitterness from hops and some graininess; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3.25, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Photo of madnkrazy
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's not bad but not something i would drink everyday. I think someone mentioned budweiser well i'm going to mention coors light. I think the gold could be substituted for piss. Of course it is a heavy seas beer and we all know what the seas are full of. It may be a good beer for drinking while you fish IMO.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of terrysjag
4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good, refreshing on a hot day. Very drinkable.

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Photo of BlackHermione
2/5  rDev -41.9%
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 AndreRus
2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerDocT
3.05/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance 3.25: Pours out a lihtgolden olor, lmost lagery, but not quite. OK head (1/4") and no lacing.

Smell 3.25: OK bouquet, but not fantastic. Grains, light malt. That's pretty much it.

Taste 3.0: Front is slightly sweet. MIddle is watery with a hint of malt and some slight hops. Finish is watery in the mouth with an unpleasant dryness. Aftertaste is somewhat dry and malty. Finish is a total distraction: unpleasant, artifical-feeling sweetness. What the heck?

Feel 2.75: Way, way, too watery in the mouth. Big distraction.

Overall 3.0: Big let down from my previous experiences with Heavy Seas. This beer is not a sessioner, is flat on taste and too watery in the mouthfeel. A big disappointment and I would not buy a sixer of this.

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Photo of sachie23
2.51/5  rDev -27%
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 RochefortChris
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Therealfootball
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brewsed
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelProcton
4.34/5  rDev +26.2%
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 Skabiski
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Heavy Seas - Gold Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
3.44 out of 5 based on 346 ratings.
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