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Heavy Seas - Gold Ale | Heavy Seas Beer

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Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States | website

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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Reviews:
79
Ratings:
340
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
29.15%
 
 
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Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 340
Photo of Minkybut
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this very average beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice golden color but poured a weak head that was gone very fast. The beer has a yeasty bready smell and the taste was just plain beer. Not good enough for another try. I will not buy again.

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Photo of Dools9
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle BB May 2013, poured into a shaker. Acquired as part of a beer of the month gift.

A: Solid golden color, two finger white head recedes to a skim, a little bit of lacing left. looks like an AAL. maybe a shade darker.

S: Slightly floral, bready pale malt, kinda grassy, a bit of a generic grainy smell.

T: Floral hops mix with some ever so slight citrus. Bready, grainy, pale malt. Its a bit sweet and minimal bitterness. Mild, easy drinking blond.

M: Feels lighter bodied and the carbonation is medium, but not spritsy. Smooth and easy drinking.

O: Nothing fancy here at all, just an easy drinking sessioner. Goes down without any problems. Might purchase again if I need a no frills/pool/shoot the shit kind of brew. Would go good with a pizza, or some ball park dogs. Definitely a good intro for BMC drinkers.

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Photo of Svendozen
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Off-white one finger head that dissipates quickly. Light tight lacing also dissipates quickly.

Faint fruity aroma. Nothing special.

Light flavors and mouthfeel...again...nothing special. It wouldn't be bad with lunch...it isn't heavy or overpowering to spoil your lunch.

Not bad. Not great, but hey it's not Budweiser.

I feel bad about leaving a review with such little information...but this beer is just as informative and exciting.

I wouldn't activly look for this beer...but I wouldn't turn it down either.

Cheers

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Photo of tdm168
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - bright gold with a soft, white head

S - faint grass, citrusy

T - faint malt, faint grapefruit

M - light bodied, very crisp

This beer doesn't necessarily have the best flavor nor does it have depth but it is light and sessionable. There's nothing bad about this beer, but there isn't anything that stands out either. I won't buy it again, but I wouldn't turn it down if it was offered to me.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium golden color with a one finger white head. The head fades very fast to leave a very light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is light and is of a bready smell mixed with a light caramel smell.

Taste – The taste begins of a malty breadiness mixed with a light caramel flavor. As the flavor advances some lighter earthy and herbal hops and a corn sweetness come to the tongue. These flavors mix with the bread and caramel to take the taste to its end.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light with a higher level of carbonation. It makes it rather drinkable and is good for the style.

Overall – OK, but nothing special here.

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Photo of stakem
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle pours a clear yellow to copper color with a tan film across the top. Spotty lace sticks to the glass as the cap fades. Rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin film.

The aroma is quite muted to the point where hardly some caramel grain sweetness is noticed. As it warms up, there is a faint buttery note. I dont pick up on any yeast, hop or alcohol elements at all.

The taste includes a mild bready grain flavor with a hint of fruity to citris hops. While it is very mild in flavor i am actually surprised to taste something other than the straight caramel grain that was the sole charcteristic of the aroma.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is crisp and easy drinking but really a mild brew even for the style. I would be hard pressed to find any real reason to return to this brew.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed while at the brewery. Review from notes.

A: thin head on a clear bright golden with slight copper hue body.

S: breads, gingerbread, light orange citrus and lightly toasted caramel malts.

T: toasted caramel malts with a touch of spicy and herbal hops mostly in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbontion.

Overall: Drinkable like so many beers from this brewery however just not that imaginative and obviously made for the masses.

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Photo of ckollias
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed 12 oz bottle out of a pint glass at Stoney River Steak House in Annapolis, MD.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a thin 1-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a non-existent lace.

S: Not a huge nose here – mild grains and hops with some hints of lemon and pine.

T: Slightly bitter flavor with hints of citrus grains and hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent golden ale – not my favorite beer from Clipper city – but it went down smooth and was easily drinkable.

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Photo of dbmernin83
2.95/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden straw, clear, small head dissipates quickly
Grassy hops on the nose, bready malt. Very light yeast.
Very balanced, hops are light but there, and just barely cut through the very light citrusy sweetness leaving a light crisp finish.
Carbonation is a little on the lighter side. A touch more would add to the crispness.
Decent. A nice little session that would taste good on a 95 degree day.

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Photo of teromous
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Hazy gold appearance with a thin white head. Lots of visible carbonation, spotted lacing. Too hazy for my liking.

S: Slightly floral scent, slightly metallic, but not much else.

T: At first it bursts with a fruity flavor...kind of an orange flavor. Then there is a distinct grain flavor which is very tasty. It might be a bit much with all the tartness, but I think it works ok.

M: It has a good mouthfeel. A lot of zing and carbonation, with a tart puckery low-medium body.

O: Overall I consider it a so-so beer. The flavor is pretty good, but the smell and appearance leave much to be desired. There's nothing that makes me want to buy another one of these.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Clear golden orange color. Minimal head and lacing. Looks nice in the glass.

S-some maltiness comes through. I don't pick up the hops. Kinda plain.

T-a little caramel maltiness, not too sweet.
Very slight dry hop finish. Again, plain.

M-Good carbonation and body carry this catagory. It feels [and looks] like it should pack more flavor and punch.

O-It's drinkable, but I'd like a little more flavor from an American Ale.

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Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beautiful gold color with astounding clarity. Nice white one finger head which retains pretty well. Subtle nose with a sweet biscuit aroma and a very minimal hop presence. Lots of visible carbonation.

Very very crisp. Sweet buttered biscuit like sweetness that lingers with a very dry finish. Well condensed flavors. Hop character pairs with the sweetness well. Good session beer but not a lot of flavor. Everythings a bit subtle. Good but eh at the same time. Well put together.

I have mixed feelings about the beer. Boring flavors but well executed with a spectacular boosted body for such a crisp light beer. There we go.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
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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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a golden color (surprise!) with one finger of head. The retention was not very good and the lacing sparse subsequently. The aroma was of light citrus, sweet breads, dry grains and a hint of green apples. The flavors were similar being mostly a compilation of citrus zest, dry grains and some sweetness similar to both caramelized sugars and sweet breads. Sort of like an amber ale, yet it claimed to be an American Blonde? The mouthfeel was a little thin, the body medium/light and the carbonation fine. An ok beer, but it seemed unsure of what it was trying to be.

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Photo of passthatpurpyo
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a new BA member and this is my first review. So, being Baltimore-born and raised I think I'll pop my cherry with a Baltimore brew!

I drink as much Heavy Seas on my weekends as I can muster. My buddy Fassio left me a Gold Ale in exchange for one of my Guinness Black Lagers and I have to say, I really enjoy this brew. It looks great in a glass and has a nice mouth feel. Excellent drinkability but a little heavy on the corn after-taste. Overall a solid and refreshing drink.

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Photo of horshack7
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This one is clear and copper with about and inch worth of head. The head does thin out quick.

Aroma: Citrusy hops, bready malts. There is a little bit of tropical fruit notes in the back. A very slight caramel malt scent.

Taste: Medium carbonation on the palate. Malts are bready and only a little bit sweet. Hops are of a citrus nature with a light dry finish.

Notes: A decent Blonde ale one of the better ones that I have had. Cheers.

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Photo of pzrhsau
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very good burnished golden orange/yellow color with a decent white head.
S: The beer has a nice aroma of hay and some nice wheat and honey mixed in.
T: The taste is nice malty wheat with some very dry and smooth honey on the end. the hops really help bring out the floral notes of the malt and honey flavors.
M/O: The beer is very crisp and drinkable. Overall it fits the style very well but does not exceed expectations.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.51/5  rDev -26.8%
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 BeerCon5
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden color with almost two fingers of fluffy white head.

The scent is of wheat and some floral hops.

The taste is of moderately bitter floral hops, wheat is apparent also.

Light bodied, crisp and smooth, moderate carbonation.

This was a very easy to drink beer, the flavor was good, probably average among the style. I don't know if I would seek this out but I wouldn't mind having it again.

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Photo of shanblur
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by Aug 2011 notched in bottle. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A - Nice golden hue with a minimal white head which leaves moderate lacing. Nice effervescence.

S - Mainly a wheat and malt smell with a tinge of metal.

T - Same as the aroma. Wheat and malt taste with an odd metal aftertaste. No real bitterness.

M - Medium bodies with a moderate carbonation.

Not my favorite style, but not a bad beer. Average for the style. Could be I drank this one too late.

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Photo of spitInTheOcean
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

golden in color. slight haze. thin white head

low malt aroma, low spicy hop aroma. not a lot of bouquet from this beer.

low malty sweetness perhaps a hint of corn. flavor of spicy hops. no additional malt flavor. balance is pretty well in the middle, but perhaps leans to the hop bitterness. finish is crisp.

medium light body. medium high carbonation. soft.

easy drinking: yes; malt oriented: ...i dont think so.

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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this certainly is a pleasant, but simple drink. Before I knew it, I had this sucked down. Like most beers of this style, it is very refreshing, but unlike most, it has almostno distinguishing characteristics - some are flavored.

But the extremely high quality crafting tha twent into making this is worth something. This is a high quality beer.

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Photo of sholland119
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a pale golden with extremely low carbonation. A ring of white head around the edge and no lacing.

S-Yeah, not much going on here. Some pale maltiness with no discernible hops.

T-Slightly bitter with some nice biscuit malt. Better than the nose, still not terribly memorable.

M-Light bodied, the low carbonation is a detriment here.

O-Not bad but not particularly good. One is plenty.

HV

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Photo of ONUMello
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Light brown, clear, 1-fingered head.
S: Mostly caramel and yeast, with a hint of citrus.
T: Just like it smells. Light but bold and very pleasant.
M: Silky sooth. Very well balanced.
O: Usually I like to sit and analyze my beers a bit, but this tasted so good I was surprised how quickly it disappeared from my glass. Nothing too complex, just well made and one of the best mouthfeels in recent memory.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a pale yellowish golden color with a small white foam head that dissipates quickly. No real lacing.

S: Very faint scents of some earthy hops with an underlying scent of caramel, bready and biscuit.

T: Much better then the smell. Starts off with a nice bitter taste, mostly some earthy hops. In the middle there is nice balance with some biscuit and bready malts. On the back end there is a good amount of grassy hops to go with the caramel and biscuit.

M: A light body that leaves a slightly bitter taste on the palate. A little thin though.

O: A nice easy to drink blonde ale. Not complex but a nice treat for a hot sunny day.

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