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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Rich malty flavors of caramelized and toasted grains dominate this robust Scotch ale. A hint of rye adds a crisp, scotch-like, old-world beer character, reminiscent of a simpler life from centuries ago. It’s a wee-bit heavy.

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2.9
zootfinster (221) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2010
A really nice tasting beer. However, while it could pass for a scotch ale, A Wee Heavy it ain’t. Even though It is sated at 8 abv you can’t taste the alcohol

2.8
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dull opaque red with a bright white 1/4 inch head. Aroma: Sweet fruity malt. Taste: Burnt caramel and tropical fruit flavor. Couldn’t find any hops properties. Mouthfeel: Very thin with low carbonation. Overall: Too thin, and very boring.

3.7
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle at Hamilton Creek Brewery tasting. Pours amber with an off white head. Medium bodied with a slight stickiness and some aggressive carbonation for the style. Flavor of toffee and honey, with lots of residual sweetness. A little out of character compared to other commercial examples of the style.

3.3
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2010
The pour is red hued, with a small off white large bubbled head. The aroma is heavily malt. Some caramel notes. The flavor is bursting with fruity malts, and a honey character. The carbonation is low. Finish is slow, and lingering. A very good beer.

3.4
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Clear amber, thick tan head fades. Aroma of caramel, apples, pear and honey. Tasts is pretty sweet fruit and caramel. Medium thin body, sweet sticky finish.

3.4
anders37 (27667) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty grainy caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel finish.

3.4
bierkoning (13821) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Brown color. Maltaroma with rye bread and butterscotch. Malty flavor with caramel, milk chocolate and rye bread. A wee bit of warming alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Sticky mouthfeel, but a pleasant beer.

3.3
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
Clear amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with overripe fruits, flowers and caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits and alcohol notes. Finished sweet.

1.7
keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
I did not like this one at all. It reminds me of a cherry ice cone with some cotton candy mixed in. Pours a murky amber with a nice lacing head. The aroma is right out of the carnival. Flavor is candy sweet with a very sticky mouth feel. I’ve really enjoyed their other stuff but this one leaves me lacking.

2.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2010
22oz bottle. Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is sweet, cherry, brown sugar, some alcohol astringency, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, sugar, caramel, some cherry, alcohol warming, light rye spiciness. Undercarbonated medium body, some stickiness.


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