Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)
Heavy Seas Beer

Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)
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Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
3.96 | pDev: 8.08%
Oct 30, 2019
Jun 19, 2013
Very Good
Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel)
Notes: Uber Abbey Ale aged 8 months in Brandy Barrels
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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

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
4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Apr 05, 2016
3.99 by bluehende from Delaware on Nov 07, 2015
4.08 by SonictheBeerhog from New York on Oct 08, 2015
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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

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
4.14 by JAck199 from New Jersey on Sep 19, 2015
4.22 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania on Sep 17, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Jadjunk from Georgia

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

Jul 04, 2015
4 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on May 03, 2015
4.4 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts on Mar 24, 2015
4 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Mar 23, 2015
3.9 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Mar 23, 2015
4 by dental from Massachusetts on Mar 23, 2015
4 by Masters from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2015
3.35 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on Mar 20, 2015
3.48 by SocalKicks from California on Feb 26, 2015
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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

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
3.91 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Feb 01, 2015
3.5 by ConradKenney from Maryland on Jan 16, 2015
3.84 by VAcrossr from Virginia on Dec 27, 2014
3.64 by Slack from Virginia on Dec 26, 2014
3.75 by Xandrose from Maryland on Dec 03, 2014
3.75 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania on Oct 25, 2014
4.5 by Beershack from Virginia on Oct 04, 2014
4 by scott2269 from Ohio on Oct 04, 2014
3.5 by kerry4porters from Arizona on Sep 29, 2014
3.5 by Fargrow from Michigan on Sep 29, 2014
4 by Bierleichen from Maryland on Sep 27, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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
3.5 by alienlifeforcecube from Massachusetts on Sep 21, 2014
3.9 by Camjmorton from Virginia on Sep 17, 2014
3.75 by TheBeerSipper from Massachusetts on Sep 15, 2014
4.07 by BeerBeast from Florida on Sep 14, 2014
4 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois on Aug 23, 2014
4.25 by JuanAlberto from Texas on Aug 18, 2014
3.75 by ncstateplaya from North Carolina on Aug 14, 2014
4.5 by BraveMountie from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2014
4.5 by kidzord from Illinois on Aug 07, 2014
3.75 by zestar from California on Aug 06, 2014
Holy Sheet (Brandy Barrel) from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 129 ratings