KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews & Comments

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Heavy Seas "Red Sky At Night"
Clipper City Brewing Company - Baltimore, Maryland USA
Saison (ABV 7.5%)

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

The pour was a crystal clear medium orange with a slight yellow hue and an average sized (1-2 finger) fluffy white head that had decent longevity, receding down to a large foamy puddle of residue producing some good sticky lacing.

The aroma had a strong wheat presence along with a light straw malt, a herbal hop and a soapy yeast with notes of banana, pear, caramel and a bit of a peppery spice.

The taste was mildly sweet and yeasty with notes of caramel and other fruit esters early on and then become mildly sweet and acidic with a healthy dose of fruit and spices and a decent alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lingered for a little while having kind of boozy appeal.

Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body with a nice dry texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall a great representation of the style. Spicy, fruity and strong, just wonderful...

Sampled: 2/12/2012