Review - Clipper City Brewing Company's Heavy Seas Hang Ten
"This here bottle has a fine layer of yeast at the bottom. It won't send you to Davy Jones' locker, but will protect your brew from the rigors of life at sea! "Hang Ten" is the Heavy Seas wheat beer you've been waiting for. A classic German-style weizenbock, slightly cloudy and bursting with flavor. Hang on and surf the Heavy Seas wave!" -- Clipper City
Pours a dark caramel color with a gorgeous tan colored head with a frothy consistency leaving remarkable lacing on the glass. Having settled, the body is clearly unfiltered and opaque, and the head is doing a good job of holding strong. Moderately malty aroma is supported by earthy tones, salty and meaty characteristics, and some sticky sugary sweetness. Initial taste is a dull sweet, which carries through to the finish although the alcohol is very evident throughout. Medium bodied, it has a thick consistency with soft carbonation. Malty with a dark bread taste, strong alcohol with a soft burn, smoky finish, leaving a thick coating on the teeth. Very complex and enjoyable beer.
Reviewed on July 17th, 2008.