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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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In December 1985 Hale’s Wee Heavy became the Northwest’s first designated “seasonal” ale. It is an award winning strong ale that is a perfect match for the cold weather months. Mahoghany colored and rich tasting, with an intriguing hop profile. 7.2% ABV 24 IBUs Malts: 2-Row Pale ~ Crystal 60L & 120L ~ Red Wheat ~ Special B ~ Aromatic ~ Smoked Barley Hops: Bravo ~ Centennial ~ Willamette ~ Sterling Original Gravity: 18° Plato

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3.2
yespr (47567) - 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
anders37 (27062) - 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
Travlr (26130) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.4
madmitch76 (25568) - , 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?

3.4
fiulijn (21274) - 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.

3.2
mcberko (18998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at Stateside, pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out caramel, brown sugar, and bready malt. Flavour is less sweet than expected, with notes of caramel, bready malt, and a fairly prominent spiciness in there that cuts down the sweetness. Balanced and drinkable, yet nothing overly provocative. Decent.

3.8
Oakes (18873) - 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
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[3/3/15] Draught at Hales Ales Brewery & Pub in Seattle. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel and toffee. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, toffee and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.

3.5
Dogbrick (13789) - 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.

3.9
Bov (13264) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2001
intense ruby colour, few head, plum aroma, sweet, complex bitter and cherry aftertaste


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