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Heavy Seas - Red Sky At Night (Saison Ale) by Heavy Seas Beer - Clipper City
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
7.50 % ABV


 
Review by Oxymoron on 10/29/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
64 2 7 14 2 7 2009
If its a red sky then it wouldn't be night? Pours a daytime sunny yellow with tons of carbonation and decent head and limited lacing.

The nose has a noticeable belgian character with a stronger yeast nose. The malt is limited but some husky notes mixes with a light bready undertone. Some citrus, some spice, but noting overpowering or noticeable. More of a pepper character. Would like more funk, this is just a little too light.

The taste is similar. A sweeter malt backing that is a bit much for style. A noticeable sweet candy taste that doesn't quite balance. The yeast brings a tanginess and a citrus like taste to it. Limited phenolics.

It’s surprising to see that this is a 8% ABV. Overall I think this is a good beer for those starting Saisons. Although I think there could be more complexit for style.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tangfoot on 06/16/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 3 9 2009
I have been on a reviewing hiatus for most of the past year, but I would like to get back on the bandwagon.

Appearance - typical saison color, but I would have preferred for it to be unfiltered like its Belgian forebears. Beautiful light gold. Little to no head retention or lacing.

Smell - aaaah...summer. Full of spiciness and just a tiny, tiny bit of funk. Cloves and banana dominate.

Taste - just a slight touch of sour upfront to make your mouth water, and then quickly overplayed by a sweetness mixed with spice. Aftertaste is very sweet and thick. Balance and contrasting flavors make this just about perfect.

Mouthfeel - slightly thicker and more effervescent than some others I've had in this style, but it works well.

Overall impression - a nearly perfect summer quaffer. Just interesting enough to not get sick of very quickly, but also not something I want more than one of in a night. Serve slightly chilled for best effect.

Price: $1.33 Served In: Wine Glass

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