Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale) | Heavy Seas Beer

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Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale)Heavy Seas - Davy Jones Lager (Imperial Cream Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AgentMunky on 07-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 edition, 22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a pretty, semi-clear, golden amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, toasted malt, which imparted notes of freshly baked French baguettes or English muffins. I also get notes of caramel and honey and floral, grassy notes of clover.

Taste: Wow! Very good!! Nice, strong flavors of toasted malt, freshly toasted and buttered bread, followed by some caramel and honey-like sweetness, some floral flavors of clover, honey-suckle, and a little spice of black pepper. The beer has practically no hops what-so-ever, which to me is awesome!

Mouthfeel: Chewy, smooth as silk and creamy as hell, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7%, there is no alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: What a damn good beer! I love the malt, the honey-like sweetness and the creamy mouthfeel! Outstanding!

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Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Rast
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of dsshuck
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of phishbone23
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jlindsey
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of e30todamax
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of SickNukes
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of toolg
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.0 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Super grainy with a sweet grassiness. Vanilla wafer through and through. Part herbal, part earthy, party spicy hop aroma. A damn good smelling cream ale.

3.5 T: Tastes good for a cream ale too. White rice, vanilla wafer, grainy malts. Low bitterness. Earthy hop flavor for the most part. Not bad for what it is.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mix of crisp and creamy.

3.5 D: Cream ales aren't the best style, but a lot of breweries manage to make decent ones nonetheless. Good drinkibility.

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Photo of giblet
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ok. not my favorite. pours a golden yellow. small head that disapates quickly. steady carbonation but little to no lacing. light aroma of grassy grain. not much finish. light beer that is ok. better offerings from heavy seas.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of oberon
3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

An imperial cream ale now that's something different.Poured into an imperial pint glass a lighter peach tinged yellow with a thinner but well defined white head.Sweet alcohol dipped fruit and toasted cereal grain in the nose,to me it was quite boozy.Biscuit malt with a little toastiness behind it mixed with slight herbal hops in the back end,not much complexity on the palate.Not awful but there is no flow to the beer or much complexity,maybe a style that should not be made?

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit skeptical of this one, being a high ABV cream ale? I was thinking it would be along the lines of a malt liquor...I was pleasantly surprised! 22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a very clear, dark gold color with a fluffy, off-white head. Retention is pretty good and lacing decently sticky.

Nose is similar (but better than) most of the cream ales I have had, despite the higher ABV. Grainy malts and vanilla-cream cookies. Nice, clean smelling beer.

Taste is unique...uber-smooth with a biting hop/alcohol finish. Nice interplay of cream ale and crafty graininess. Did I mention unique? And tasty! A bit hard to describe...like a well crafted cream ale (which is hard to come by in its own right) with a bump up in attitude and fortitude. Let's just say it was a very fun beer to drink...mmmkay.

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Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The pour is a pure transparent golden yellow with a relaxed white cap. Not much lace, but the head retains pretty well.

Smell: The aroma is relatively soft. Honey biscuit malt, a bit of clover and spice, some corn and vegetable notes as well.

Taste: The flavor is more of the same. Some honey biscuity malt, then a lot of smooth processed corn and a lightly floral end. Slightly metallic and a light hay and grassy hop presence at the end.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the light side. Very clean and simple with a light creamy carbonation.

Overall: I wouldn't drink this again.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber.

Poured assertively - super clear, mega-gold. Slightly off-white head. *Lots* of slow-moving carbonation. Smell is a whole lot of mineral, as well as cereal malts. Taste is the same, with a lot of spicy, almost zesty, citrus notes. Feel is creamy & *hot.* Spicy, metallic, bitter feel lasts a while. Interesting brew, bit on the boozy side, but it's tasty.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Pale yellow with a finger of head that dies quickly.

S: Raisins, caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla.

T: Sweet vanilla, apricot, butterscotch, some graininess, and whisky-like oakiness.

M: Medium-thick and silky body with low carbonation.

O: It's not very complex but the alcohol is well-hidden.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First off, why is this labeled as an imperial pils? Second, how does this qualify as "imperial" even with a 7% ABV? Anyways, I thought this a very tasty, unique beer. Unlike the previous reviewers, I didn't find the alcohol taste present at all. The beer has an interesting "creaminess" (duh) to it, with the smoothness of a lager and the touch of hops from an ale. Nothing too special, but an above average beer that was tasty to swill down.

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Photo of match1112
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

shared this bomber with my brother, he had to drain pour his share after a couple swallows. pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white billowy head that doesnt last long, but leaves a fair amount of lacing. smells like a sweet grainy hot mess. taste is similiar with the alochol right up front to greet you, then sweet grains and malts to round it off. mouthfeel is a full bodied decent carbonation with a creamy feel to it. unfortunatly it was a bit hot and we both thought it could use a better balance to it.

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