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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth roasted malty and caramelish. Sweet caramelish, light spiced and toasted malty. Sweet caramelish and smooth finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15494) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty bitter dark fruit flavor wit some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty fruity finish with a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13348) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Aged in brandy barrels. Clear brown beer. Nice smooth brandyish malt. A little banana at the end. What’s not to like?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
Dark amber-brown. No particular head. Chewy, rich earthy malt aroma with toffee notes and burnt cherry accents. A little late alcohol. Sweet, complex profile. A rich blend of milk chocolate, burnt toffee, rum-soaked fruitcake. Long, chewy finish. Follows in Hale’s tradition of approachable beers that just happen to be really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, light pine, and cola. Flavor of toasted (slightly burnt) toast, grape juice, cranberries, cherries, nuts, and spices.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/17/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

dark brown, wispy head, drippy lace, dry caramel malt aroma with earthy hops, very dry caramel malt flavor, lots of hop flavor and bitterness, light smokey roasted character, bitterness is too over the top,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Unanimous choice of five tasters at the brewpub for best beer of a very disappointing session. This one made the effort worthwhile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
intense ruby colour, few head, plum aroma, sweet, complex bitter and cherry aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2004
Deep burgundy with a medium toned tan head. Taste is sweet syrupy brown sugar, dates, birch, caramel, and a semi-spicy, musty yeast flavor. Semi-thick texture. Nose contains more nuts and dried fruit, with a small scotch and brown sugar note as well. Recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
Any first impressions?
-Barely a ring of head around the dark burgundy.
-Vinous varnish mars the fruity cookies.
-Roasted malts and berries get along nicely, but cannot rouse any strong passions.
-Body is pretty frail for the style, not offering enough malt to sink your teeth into, while not being drinkable enough for sessions.

What if you dig deeper?
-Not enough caramel maltiness, or was it affected by the haunting pickle varnish?
-Tea-like bitter hops provide sufficient support.
-This is either a sub-par scotch ale, or a problematic bottling.

Bottle; no date.


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