Review – Heavy Seas Holy Sheet (Uber Abbey Ale)
From Heavy Seas – From the centuries-old tradition of Belgian Abbey monks comes our “Uber Abbey” Ale. Aromatic and full bodied, pouring deep burgundy in color, it’s bold, it’s Heavy Seas. Grab a line…Holy Sheet!…or you’ll be swept overboard. Seasonally available in February while supplies last.
Heavy Seas Holy Sheet (Uber Abbey Ale) – Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a room temperature pint glass. 9% abv
Dark, toasty mahagony color with spurts of maroon and lighter browns. Medium to dark tan head with an even mixture of small and large bubbles.
Lots of citrus smells. Grapefruit, orange and slight lemon peel.
Nutty and woodsy in flavor. Good amount of yeastiness followed by some sweet caramel. Ripe dark fruits like fig and raisins.
Sticky and very wet. Not much going on in the carbonation department.
I currently have about 50% of my beer fridge space taken up by Clipper City and their Heavy Seas line of beers. This beer is easy to drink, regardless of the obscene 9% abv. I was a little surprised that this beer smells so fresh and vibrant but has a very dark, ripened fruit flavor. Very impressing work from the folks at Heavy Seas. Go out and grab a few from your local beer store.