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Stewart Craft Beer Kitchen Wee Heavy


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Formerly brewed at Stewart (UK)
Style: Scotch Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
This quintessentially Scottish beer was the big hitter of the “shilling system” for categorising beers. Created in 1880 the “shilling system” was developed due to new legislation surrounding beer duty. Known also as 90/- it was the most alcoholic and therefore most expensive beer style. The name “wee heavy” came from the fact that the beer was traditionally sold in 3rd of a pint nips and was a heavy beer… Hence – “wee heavy”.
Wee Heavy - 1880 AD Ingredients - peat smoked malt & roasted barley

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
[cask at Cloisters Bar, Edinburgh] Dark and menacing, this was an absolute delight; big, roasty and welcoming, powered by a fairly huge belt of alcohol on the finish. Really good to get it on cask, as the warmth helped with the deep flavours. Bucketloads of umami, resting on a faint sweet beginning. Lovely [24042014]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Sweet caramel, toffee, sickly, dry peat smoke, rich fruity berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1314) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2014
On tap at cloisters a clear brown ale aroma is smokey and peaty taste is roasted malts smokey sweetness of brown sugar earthy notes to keep beer from being sickly warming alcohol smooth drinking given the abv excellent example of the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20225) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
8.1abv cask at cloisters... Deep brown... Thin tan head... Soft sweet toffee malt nose... Soft dark sugers.. Rich roast dark sweet malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (4508) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Cloisters, Edinburgh (25 Apr 2014) - clear deep amber brown, thin creamy off-white head, peat smoked malt aroma and flavour, lovely to try this style of beer again

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