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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Mahogany in color, rich and mouthfilling, the warm flavors of this winter ale are a hearty match for the cold weather season. Hale’s Wee Heavy was brewed as the brewery’s first "Seasonal" beer in the winter of 1985. The term "Wee Heavy" is a traditional Scottish name for a strong ale. Pale, Crystal, & Black malts. Cascade, Cluster, & Mount Hood hops. Original Gravity: 1.070 I.B.U’s: 55 A.B.V.: 6.8%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Had it in may on tap but still very good. beautifully clear and dark. Nic eand spicey aroma. Malty, fruity, candy like. Wonderful lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2002
very well done. Full flavored, malty, rich deep color, and flavor. Finishes very nice with a good bite. Doesn’t remind me much of a scottish though, I must say. But what the hell do I care. It’s outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherBeer (13) - Colfax, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
Deep amber color. Almost zero head. Sweat taste, great cloudiness to go with that bold slide down your throat. Pretty good holiday beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2002
Sweet Peat!! Peaty sweetness + sugar candy bounds from the boquet of the beautiful dark red amber scottish ale. The body is nicely flavored--but can’t compare to the aroma. The beer has a bit of a bitter finish, but is very enjoyable overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2169) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
Color- amber-brown Head- nothing. nada. Aroma- sweet, smells like the holidays :) ; candy sugar. Nice mouthfeel; roasted roundness; Robust.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2450) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2001
A nice and original wee heavy. Nice body with cloudy appearance. Rich in flavor and malt.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
Simply magnificent. A winter warmer for men who like big beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
intense ruby colour, few head, plum aroma, sweet, complex bitter and cherry aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2001
It was 27 degrees here in St Augustine last night and I couldn’t have picked a better beer to enjoy by the fire. This is one HUGE BREW!! Very reminiscent of a Barley Wine. Reminds me a bit of Sierra Bigfoot. Loaded with dark crystal and roasted malt flavor and backed substantially with a spicy hop profile. The alcohol % was not on the label, but it is VERY evident. I would guess about 10%. Very warming but not harsh at all. This is one to be enjoyed almost at room temperature like a good bordeaux or port. What a treat!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2000
A winter warmer for sure! a strong ale for sure, world class a given. Dark brown, malt at the start, and a nice hop spicy finish that lingers, lovely beer to be sure.


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