Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)
Heavy Seas Beer

Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)
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From:
Heavy Seas Beer
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Dubbel
ABV:
10%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
103
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 30, 2019
Added:
Jun 19, 2013
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  16
SCORE
89
Very Good
Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)
Notes: Uber Abbey Ale aged 8 months in Brandy Barrels
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes 6/9/13: Pours a murky, pale prune juice brown producing no more than a single finger (subsequent pours as the brew warms produce lager heads, up to 3 fingers) of foamy, dense, beige, short-lived head that leaves a streaky, webby coating of lace. Aroma is Belgian candy sugar with dark malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, wood and alcohol that increases dramatically as the brew warms. Taste is dark malts, sugary dark bread, caramel and molasses, fruity with dried fig, prune, raisins, dark cherries and wood; alcohol heavy with lots of lively pepper spice especially from mid-sip through the lightly bitter finish. Aftertaste is woody and sweet with an alcohol prominence that fades to a faint bitter astringency. Mouthfeel is very full bodied with lively carbonation, spicy and peppery, warming and creamy. Alcohol prominence, which seems to be higher than the stated, is detracting to the point of making this unpleasant. Best served as a 4-6 ounce nightcap pour before the fire on a cold or stormy evening.
Oct 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by bluehende from Delaware

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Oct 08, 2015
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Minus the barrel aging, this already a pretty good dubbel. Barrels add just the right amount, woody, slightly sour, smoky. Aroma is yeasty, herbal, taste brings in some molasses sweetness. This would probably be a decent dubbel without the aging, so the added accents are a nice touch.
Oct 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by JAck199 from New Jersey

Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Brewed in the style of a Belgian Dubbel, aged in Brandy Barrels. Released as part of the Uncharted Waters series in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a caramel cream color over a vivaciously carbonated body of cherry cola and mahogany, ample sediment. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 3.5

(Smell) Caramel bread, crystal grains, moderately toasted candied sugars, spicy yeast, light phenols and slight esters. Saturated, moist, toasted oak wood with slight undertones of brandy remnant. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Toasted candy sugar, light caramel syrup, spicy and fruity yeast notes, light nip of alcohol. Mild impact of brandy oak barrels generates a subtle dryness. Nicely balanced flavor profile overall with lots of character. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, silky, smooth, lightly viscous, moderately dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a modest frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even sweet malt to spicy and phenol yeast character. Alcohol presence was modest, and there are no off characters to note. 3.75

(Overall) A noteworthy Belgian-style Dubbel. Perhaps my biggest complaint comes from there not being enough Oak Barrel character in the beer, but the base recipe stands solid with plenty of malt and yeast character to make for a flavorful and satisfying ale. I notice this beer may have been replaced with something else for 2015, but I recommend any bottled release within the Uncharted Waters series (2013, 2014), as they are both exceptional. 4

Heavy Seas Beer's
Holy Sheet Belgian Style Abbey Ale Aged in Brandy Barrels
3.89/5.00
Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

May 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts

Mar 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Mar 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by dental from Massachusetts

Mar 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Masters from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Mar 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by SocalKicks from California

Feb 26, 2015
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a crystal clear dark cola brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and crimson highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy tan head that reduces to very large patch of medium thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits (plum, raisin, and fig), dark malts, spices (clove and pepper), and distinctive Belgian yeast. Light to moderate aromas of rum and oak barrels.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of dark malts with dark fruit sweetness including plum, fig, and raisin. That is followed by flavors of spices including clove and pepper, distinctive Belgian yeast, and rum + oak barrel. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly and a light amount of rum/alcohol flavors which lingers.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: I found this to be a very enjoyable barrel aging on a dubbel - not a combination that I have had a lot of times. I chose the rum barrel aged beer on this cold evening because rum reminds me of the Caribbean and I needed some warm thoughts...and the alcohol warming as well.
Feb 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.91 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by ConradKenney from Maryland

Jan 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by VAcrossr from Virginia

Dec 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.64 by Slack from Virginia

Dec 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Xandrose from Maryland

Dec 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3.88 by gppittjk

Oct 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Beershack from Virginia

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by scott2269 from Ohio

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by kerry4porters from Arizona

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Fargrow from Michigan

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Bierleichen from Maryland

Sep 27, 2014
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2013 vintage, 22oz vintage poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a murky mahogany brown color with a small khaki colored foamy head that reduces completely, leaving nothing behind, lots of light-brown floaties moving around the bottom of the glass

S- lots of candied Belgian sugar aromas up front that mixes with aromas of licorice, raisin, dark cherry, oak, vanilla & brandy

T- lots of dark fruit up front with flavors of cherry, fig and raisin. Candied Belgian sugar mixes with notes of toasted brown bread, peppery spice, clove, brandy, caramel malt, and burnt brown sugar. Oak barrel aging adds a vinous quality to it with highlight of red wine, eventually finishing sweet with a candied fruit linger

M- medium viscous body with low carbonation leads to a creamy and chewy mouthfeel that follows through to the finish, with a silky smooth linger

O- lots of dark fruit flavors mix well with the barrel aging. I nice slow sipper that opens up as it warms
Sep 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by alienlifeforcecube from Massachusetts

Sep 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by Camjmorton from Virginia

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheBeerSipper from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.07 by BeerBeast from Florida

Sep 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois

Aug 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by JuanAlberto from Texas

Aug 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by ncstateplaya from North Carolina

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by BraveMountie from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by kidzord from Illinois

Aug 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by zestar from California

Aug 06, 2014
Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel) from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 129 ratings