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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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16727) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub
Cloudy dark amber color with creamy head. Light aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, quite round, with moderate residual sweetness; good Scottish malt flavor, lightly smokey, lean, lightly fruity; correct bitterness.
Pleasant drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12627) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11943) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11932) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9509) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
intense ruby colour, few head, plum aroma, sweet, complex bitter and cherry aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Dark mahogany color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Toasted malt, fruit and hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of dark fruit, earthy malt and hops. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

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