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Bushwakker MacGregors Wee Heavy
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Brewed by Bushwakker Brewing Co.
Style: Scotch Ale
Regina, Canada
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, - AUG 3, 2009
Good looking dark crimson with a thin hint of lace.
I really enjoyed the smell. Very interesting mix of peat smoke and fruity, like strawberries preserved in a mix of syrup and scotch, with maybe a bit of starch (curious to know if this was due to aging).
Light bodied but full flavored, what comes out the most is a roasted taste. Not boozy at all, it could have used a bit more residual sweetness to bring it all together.
The aroma stole the show, the flavor didn’t quite make the grade for my taste but I still enjoyed quite a bit.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1432) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours cola with an amber tinge, no head or lacing. Nose is toffee, maybe some brown bread. Notes of fruitcake, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, no bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation and a bit of a sticky feel to the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (408) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Fresh baking sums it up well. Very dark colour, half inch off white head. Leaves behind a light film on the glass. Heavy pounding of malts upon the first sip. Lightly bitter, balanced very well. Sweet and sugary middle. Ending is rather bitter, almost too much. Very good overall beer, one my favorites from Bushwakker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1153) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Sample at Fredericton Craft Beer Festival. Toffee brown colour with hints of red. Aroma is not strong, brown sugar and fruitiness. Sweet scotch taste and some earthy hops. Body is not too heavy. Overall, reminded me of a light barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swiseman (432) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
pours a dark brown with tan head. aromas of fire and caramel. smoked meat and molasses on the tongue with a medium body. good amount of smoke without being over-the-top.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
Clear brown pour with almost no head. Aroma of caramel and peaty malt. Good flavor of caramel and peaty malt. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texure and moderate carbonation. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4708) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle. Very light, lasting head. Moderate and light chocolate aroma. Aroma improves as it a) sits, b) warms, c) you drink. Starts out herbal on the lips. Moves back into the mouth with a smoked peat quality. Licorice, pine, peat, molasses. Sweetish and more chocolate and less peat than standard. Very tasty and rich.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez MartinT. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement brûlé avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Saveur: Goût de caramel légèrement fruité avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2585)

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Lush peat smoke and fruity caramel aromas delve into simple malt flavors and light tartness in this pleasant Scotch Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the hazy burgundy.
-The cereal flavors felt limp compared to the truly compelling aroma.
-The body was round, but not too heavy.
-This is a fine beer for those who love sipping on a malty brew.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottled sample via paco. Clear dark amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of mild berries, whole wheat toast, sweet malts, and a wiff of smoke. Less fruity in the mouth, with heavier sweet malt notes. Some smoke is in there too, along with hints of minerals. Medium to heavy bodied with a sweet finish. Ticks all of the boxes for the style, although I wish there weren’t so many esters. Solid.


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