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Canterbury Oak Aged Wee Heavy

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Brewed by Canterbury Brewers
Style: Scotch Ale
Canterbury, England
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the very strongest of all Scottish ales, with a deep chestnut hue, profound maltiness and high alcohol content. Our Wee Heavy showcases complex toffee, caramel and smokey biscuit notes and a restrained hopping that lets through a smooth, rounded malty beast of a beer.
The Wee Heavy has been matured for over three months (in an oak whisky cask) to keep you warm and happy throughout the coldest of kaavie’s.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9012) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle(RBESG 2014): Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, small - but very stable - creamy tanned head; peaty-toasty and also vinous and oaky aromas in the nose; full sweet flavour, full bodied, as well and quite soft; warming alcohol in the sweet fruity-caramelly finish, followed by a slight malty bitterness in the very end. Well crafted winter beer…

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Shared at RBESG 14.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, tropical fruit, caramel, malt, some peat.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Peat, smoke, fruit, malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9947) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle split during RBESG ’14 Day 3, at Crate, 09/08/14. Murky mahogany brown with a moderate off white swirl and edgework. Nose isboozey, phenols, medicinal, spice, toffee, TCP. Taste comprises big peated whisky notes, spice, mineral notes, booze. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. A touch too medicinal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17566) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody aroma. Fruity malty woody smoky caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody smoky caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle at RBESG 2014. Deep amber beer with a rich beige head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, licorice, toffee, smoked woody notes. Smoked flavor, peat, hay, caramel, licorice, some warming alcohol. Ok beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle shared during RBESG
Cloudy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is smoky and smokey up front and woody. Flavors are smokey and caramel
Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared during RBESG. Hazy opaque red brownish color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, heavy peat, light to moderately bitter, a hint of dark chocolate, tar. Average to medium body, lightly oily texture.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (227) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Lots of phenols but with no astringency. Palate is dry with complex wood notes. Mouthfeel a lot lighter than you may expect making it a very pleasant coming together of elements.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle - Lots of Whisky and barrel notes. Murky dark brown with a decent beige head. Sweet malts with the barrel and Whisky dominating, too a little heat in the back of your throat. Very heavy with Whisky, but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - APR 12, 2014
330ml bottle, not dated, 8.9% aged in 17yr Jura, topped with red wax. Poured into snifter. Dark brown / purple, no head at all. Aroma - TCP, whisky, sweet berries. Body is medium, smooth and watery, carbonation is very low. Taste - whisky heavy - the beer has been overtaken. Memories of whisky and coke. Heavily peated and semi-sweet. A bit weird - doesn’t work for me.


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