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Heavy Seas - Sea Nymph Summer AleHeavy Seas - Sea Nymph Summer Ale

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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Stigs on 07-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 37
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1/5  rDev -71%

Photo of Knapp85
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer was very light which fits the style for the time of year that you drink it in. I felt that there wasn't much effort put into this beer. Swaziland should be a little special. I know heavy seas has it in them, they do make really tasty stuff. This one got away from them I guess. The aroma wasn't even sweet or pleasant, it was skunky which was a real bummer. I don't find skunked beer to be all that refreshing.

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Photo of redzone3120
2.37/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - A clear beer with a golden, slightly orange, color. Light white head that dissipates quickly. Not much lace on the glass.

S - Smells lagery with a slight bitterness. Maybe a little bit of lemon but not much else. Definitely not bad.

T - At first taste, seems like an average lager with some hoppiness. Cannot taste much, if any, of the lemon I thought I could smell though it is not as bitter as expected. Not bad but not what I expected in a summer brew.

M - Not much in the mounthfeel, rather flat. Can't feel much of the carbonation which seems to let the bitterness linger in the aftertaste.

D - As a summer micro-brew, not very drinkable and not very refreshing on a hot summer day. Still a step up from the average mega-brew.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of HosP
2.67/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz into a pint glass.

A - Light oragne, very clear. Small white head to it that leaves nothing behind.

S - Lemon, pine smell. Not a whole lot of aroma to it.

T - Citrus, pine hops mostly on the front end. A little bitterness to it towards the end. Crisp taste. Nothing spectacular to the taste.

M - Light body. Lots of carbonation. Almost a dry, bitter finish.

D - Can see people pounding these on a hot summer day. I'd rather reach for something with a little more flavor.

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Photo of Bonis
2.71/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Clear golden... A little darker than a Bud, but not by much. Half finger of white head doesn't stick around an awfully long time. Looks pretty good, though

Nose - Smells like a lager with a little more hops than normal, almost a sweet and skunky smell. Not welcoming, but not bad.

Taste - Unfortunately the taste follows the smell. Not sure if this one is supposed to be skunky. Sort of reminds me of a Heineken, but probably not as good. Tastes a lot like a macro lager with very very little hops. Malt flavor is pretty big. Not what I look for in a Summer Ale in terms of complexity. This is still better than most macros though!

Mouthfeel - Hmm... Little carbonation. Finish has a tiny bitterness. I'm not getting a lot from this beer.

Drinkability - Well, I won't lie. I had to pitch about the last 4 oz of my glass. Semi drinkable when ice cold, but as it warmed, it got pretty disgusting. Very surprised with Heavy Seas' offering for this Summer Ale. All of their other beers I have tried have been pretty much spot on. This one needs to be dropped from their repertoire ASAP. I got two more of these bottles left, which doesn't excite me... I think next time I will just have it out of the bottle and hope for something a little different.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.89/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale lager esque straw hue with a bright white foraming head forms small bubbles with sporadic fine lacing. Aroma has some pale malt breadiness with subtle to absent herbal hops with a bit of a citrus rind lemongrass finish. Super light flavor, biscuit malt sweetness with a hint of citrus/herbal hops in the background. I'm liking the change from the Clipper City to the Heavy Seas branding, but this mild blonde ale doesn't seem like a Heavy Seas offering that I have associated that lineup to be. Mouthfeel is light bodied with light spritzy carbonation, feels like soda water on the palate. Drinkability is boring, yeah it's summer ale it's refreshing after cutting the grass but it's got no real redeeming qualities, I'd rather drink ice cold PBR if I'm going for refreshing semi tasteless beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into a Duck-Rabbit nonic. Poured a pale golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grain, spice, and corn. The flavor was of sweet malt, grain, wheat, spice, and very subtle floral. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was an average brew. Not really a lot going on in this one if I am completely honest. It really kind of reminded me of a pepped up BMC brew. Granted it did have a few other notes going on that kept it in the average range of the style though. The floral note was a nice touch, but I just wish that there would have been A LOT more of than there was. I could see myself having a few of these on a long day of drinking without too much of a problem or while sitting by the pool. Worth trying at least once, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to do so.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of farrago
3.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Little over a finger of bone white foam, loose enough to disappear swiftly, thin surface coating lasts a bit longer, the lacing isn't thick but does have decent stick. Perfectly clear and transparent liquid, yellow hue shows more brightness than richness, not dark enough to have much color variation throughout. Bready nose with more toastiness than yeastiness, pinch of both pepper and salt, sour orange peel, more raw grains, minute trace of malts and marginally more peach, apricot, red apple fruit scents, overall cleanliness and good posture best attributes. Medium-bodied, the carbonation seems to whip things up into the air and lessen palate presence. Sweeter here than in the nose, more peach, apricot, pear fruit and fructose sort of notes. Also a dollop of honey and more juice in the orange citrus. Less spiciness, the bready qualities consistent without asking for attention. Comes across as a slightly higher end "working in the yard on the weekend" simple quaffer. not a bad thing but nothing worth the extra coinage either.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best by September 2012:

Into a nonic pint glass:

A: golden yellow colored body and left a light foamy lacing near the top of my nonic and a small foamy white head. There was barely any carbonation seen rising.

S: some lightly malted barley with some wheat and light lemon in the background.

T: brought back the light maltiness with a low sweetness, but gets metallic, uh-oh...

M: light with a decent amount of carbonation felt, sessionable

O: this is a drinkable summer ale, but the metal taste brought it down big time

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Photo of tone77
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is basically missing, maybe a touch of malt. Taste is mild, malts, a bit on the sweet side. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a decent brew.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer was part of a Heavy Seas 12pk variety case. This was the "mystery" beer included.

Pour and enjoyed in a DFH Pint glass

A - Beer pours a mostly translucent, golden honey color. A two finger, fizzy head on the initial pour. A small amount of lacing.

S - Slightly earthy, grassy smell.

T- A no-nonsense, easy to drink, ale. A slightly malty, slightly grassy taste. A hint of lemon is also noticeable. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.

M - Well carbonated. Thinnish consistency.

O - A beer that is really easy to drink which is great for a summer-style brew. You could easily down a few of these in an afternoon or evening without feeling filled up. A nice beer to offer those who aren't into anything really radical. Good quality but nothing fantastic.


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Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a bright golden-rod, neat clarity with a washy concrete white head that was slight and stingy on the lacing. A light to moderate rise of effervesce is seen within.

A: An aroma of soft lemony flavor, malt was clean, level was low, simple.

T: Flavor was lemony as well, nicely bitter for a summer but light enough not to get weighed down with. Flowery orange hopping.

M: Medium body, smooth, slick with a quiet carbonation factor. Relaxing and smooth off the tongue with a gentle flowery bitterness.

O: Overall a decent amount of bitterness, a bit full malt wise for continous summer session drinking, decently hopped, but not something i could do much off as a backyard downer, 2-3 would be fine. The flavor overall is not that bad which if you arent out to judge by the other factors (i.e. visual, aroma,) but overall per style there are much better representations around if your picky.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of slim2043
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mjw06
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Slightly darker golden straw color with a soft white head that dissipated fairly quickly but still managed to leave a decent lacing.

Light malty smell with a warm and relatively strong vanilla overtone that was nowhere present in the taste. Don't know where that came from.

Rather flavorless on the initial sip with some bitterness that hit on the back roof of the mouth. Mouth was somewhat velvety. Very drinkable but nothing distinguishable about it, pretty run-of-the-mill in terms of summer ales.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of surfrogue1
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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