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Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Holy Sheet (2013 -)

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Editor’s Note: Holy Sheet is now brandy barrel aged. If you had the non-barrel aged, older addition, please rate it under Holy Sheet (1997-2012).

Rich, complex and unique. Abbey style ales are transcendent, and ours stands proudly in the ranks. Aged in brandy barrels, Holy Sheet is a mahogany ale brewed with Belgian Abbey yeast, candi sucre, and unique crystal malts. Rounded, spicy caramel flavors mixed with vinous notes and oak overtones, this ale pairs well with quiet contemplation…


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2321) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says not hoppy interesting belgium yeast she gives a 3.5. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1867) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Refrigerated 2014 brown bomber poured into a tulip. Hazy dark brown with crimson hightlights and big beige head. Aroma is dark candy sugar, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and thin small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark candy sugar, caramel, some brandy, oak, some alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Deep mahogany brown/red with a thin layer of pinkish head. Smells like tequila a bit, perhaps brandy, woodsy charred oak, Carmel, milky. Soft carbonation, nothing notable about mouthfeel, clean finish. Taste of Carmel, leather, some boozy brandy and toffee, similar to creme brûlée, vanilla, boozy ashy oak finish flavor. Tastes go together really well but aroma is a bit off putting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Never had the base. Apparently it’d beeen thorugh some tougher times, but this barreled beer had qualities of both a good dubbel (bubble gum, clove, bready yeastiness, some sugary sweetness (but not too much)) and excellent use of the barrel. Enough for the brandy to shine without overpowering the beer. Super smooth, very much enjoyed, and a bit of a pleasant surprise. Will actually be one of my better scored dubbels

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1395) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma is molasses and banana. Nice mouthfeel and lasting head. Flavor is honey molasses and light banana. Out of a 2014 bomber. Not my thing can't tell it's barrel aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tstamba (361) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bomber to a tulip. Deep amber mahogany color very pretty when held to the light. Foamy dissipating off white head and lacing. Spice, caramel, toasted grain, dark grit raisins and some brandy notes on the finish... A very nice Dark Abbey style ale...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (814) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
22 oz bomber pours a dark brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, dark malt, with light brandy in the background. Full bodied, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2014
5/30/14 pint @TGL. Late Saturday afternoon during beer week where TGL had all barrel aged beers. 2nd one I had tonight. If I had to describe it in 2 words...spicy and sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Cask. A nice dark ruby color with a thick off white head. Dark fruit (cherries) aroma. Smooth palate. Boozy and cheery taste. Really good beer.


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