Easy Seas is a Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale by Ballast Point Brewing Company whose mimosa-like palate features oranges and white wine yeast.

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Easy Seas is a Belgian-style Strong Pale Ale that’s brewed by Ballast Point Brewing Company. For the purposes of this craft beer review, this ale was served in a tulip glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

Packaging art for the Easy Seas by Ballast Point Brewing Company

Packaging art for the Easy Seas by Ballast Point Brewing Company

What You Need to Know

Easy Seas is a mimosa-inspired Belgian-style ale that features orange juice and white wine yeast. The result is a fruity concoction mimics your favorite weekend brunch-time drink. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The Easy Seas pours a cloudy yellow ochre hue and is topped by a finger thick cap of fizzy white froth that bubbles away rapidly. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue.

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Aroma

The aroma wafts the nose with musty yeast and a hint of bubble gum. As the beer warms, a fruit scent of grapes becomes more prominent.

Flavor

A taste of tart orange transitions to a bready malt base and then the palate turns even more fruity with a blend of white grapes and sweet orange juice. A hint of booze and a sweet note of bubble gum are picked up in the finish.

Label art for the Easy Seas by Ballast Point Brewing Company

Label art for the Easy Seas by Ballast Point Brewing Company

Mouthfeel

The feel is pretty smooth with a medium body and a shade over moderate carbonation. The finish is relatively dry and a touch acidic. Its high alcohol content lends moderate warmth.

Overall

The appearance of the Easy Seas is disappointing for a Belgian-style brew. The aroma is fine but not quite as appealing as anticipated. The feel lacks the high carbonation expected of the style but its high alcohol is masked well. The palate is not exactly mind-blowing but its fruity flavors find better cohesion once the beer begins to warm. The Easy Seas is a difficult brew to peg down and its mixed results don’t quite deliver on its promise of a mimosa-like brew.

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