Heavy Seas - Sea Nymph Summer Ale | Heavy Seas Beer

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

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stigs on 07-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
16.47%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 37
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of plaid75
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale brass hue with a half fing foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured grassy hops atop a crisp and slightly aromatic pale malt.

The flavor was clean with bright herbal and grassy hops. The crisp malt may contain a touch of wheat.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuuler end of the style with a clean finish.

Overall a tasty and refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of asafarc2
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Cavalier92
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had never seen it on draft and decided to give it a shot.

It's a barely above average blonde ale.

No head, no lacing, maybe a bit lore amber than blonde in color.

Fizzy mouthfeel, a bit of hops on the edges of the tongue, finishes sweet.

A bit to heavy for a hot day, not worth the $5 or the effort.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before October of 2012. Emptied into a Magic Hat pint glass.

Pale gold in color. Fizzed out to no head. Barely a ring to show for it. No lacing.

Wheat ale meets pilsener malt. Crisp, crackery grains. Light saltiness. All but no hops.

Tastes like a pilsener with some light ale yeast tang. Light Noble hopping. Pretty clean, yet watery. No noticeable off-flavors. Not much of anything, but what’s there is fine by me.

Light carb and light body. Very ‘iced tea’ in feel.

For an American Blonde, I have to rate it barely average. The little taste and aroma that is there is nice, but it’s so thinned-out and boring. Slight guilty pleasure here for easy-to-drink watery beer, but I can’t respect that.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of imbibehour
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dude... you bought another blone ale.. geez.. ok we'll wait.. it is Heavy Seas right? support the..uh home side? ok pour this into a nonic let's see here. Good till Sept 2012.

A real crystal clear body with good rising carbonation, a yellow orange pale amber body color. Head is white and shampoo like gets about three fingers but it scatter laces barely and falls slowly barely hanging a collar.

Nose is fairly ordinary, kind of a stinky yeast I associate with this style, a little bit of malt presence, smells fairly clean. Kind of underwhelming.

Taste is very quiet if I could use that word. Nothing real offensive in fact nothing real noticeable. However, swallow provides a small malt presence, and a good body to back it up. Not highly carbonated which surprises with a medium body, nice sweet finish almost getting into baked bread.

Overall for a style that I don't usually care for I don't mind this. It's neither offensive or boring, but actually quite tolerable. I could have another but it's not my thing.

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3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
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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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow body, quite bubbly, with a white head.

Smell: Lightly malted barley, maybe a smidgen of wheat, with a pinch of powdered sugar, a hint raw grain, and a baby-sized spoon of lemon curd.

Taste: Lightly malty with a low sweetness and a hint of biscuit crumbs and basic grains. Lightly citrusy hops, though essentially no bitterness, but there was never much sweetness to balance out to begin with. A clean (maybe too clean) finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: The Summer Ale is very drinkable and has an agreeable ABV, though I was hoping for a bit more flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
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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Heavy Seas - Sea Nymph Summer Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
3.46 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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