bleeng (1705) - Houston not near Beersel., Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Tap at Flying Saucer Addison TX. Light brown and clear. Very malty and sweet. A bit overcarbonated and light palate. Not the best effort from Real Ale. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Tap at Freetail. Copper to amber in color, clear, and has a decent beige colored head. The smell is sweet, cotton candy, little chlorine, celery, and burnt sugar. The taste is very sweet, burnt sugar, caramel, and fruits. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is ofgrain, fruit and candy(twizzlers?) Taste is very sweet, light caramel and toffee and dark toast. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
(Draught at Dallas Gingerman) Pours a decent looking dark red color, almost no head, and no lacing on the glass. Smell is a little molasses, toffee, roastiness, and some other unidentifiable sweet smell. Taste is way too bitter/burnt and the sweetness was there to "balance" it but it wasn’t balanced at all. It was really just gross. The roast was like burnt toast and I didn’t enjoy this one at all. I paid for it, but I drank only about 20% before the waitress took it away at my request. Carbonation was a little light, could use more creaminess, but overall solid. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Gingerman Fort Worth. Lighter than other Wee Heavies I’ve had. Less malty, sweet. Good, but not up to par.
SudsMcDuff (8563) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
so are you chinese or japanese? .. . pours a dark mahoganey .. . has a big beutiful head .. . very light cognac/molasses in the nose .. . easy drinking but honestly muddled and wrong turn-ish .. . needs more backbone .. . kinda disappointing.. . get offa my propatee! .. scoob dub was there! jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Reviewed 5/23/2009 (Draft at Flying Saucer, Houston,TX):
Pours a darkish brown colored body, amber murky in color. With an average white colored head. Has an alcoholy sweet aroma, fruity like strawberries. Sweet taste, like strawberries. Not a lingering sweetness. Not sickly sweet. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2010 Pint from tap at Uncle Billy’s on May 27, 2009. Dense head, see-through amber color... I had a feeling this was a wee heavy. Serious malt aroma. You can tell alot of sugars went into this bad boy. This was a very well flavored recipe. Very enjoyable to drink, and very easy going down. Not harsh, over-sweet, sticky, or uncomfortably heavy. In fact, I think my pint went down in a matter of minutes. Not bad for such a malty beer. Pretty darned good. Good going, Real Ale! Ingredients: I’d guess raisins, brown sugar, lots of malt (special roast maybe), and more hops than usual for a wee heavy. I honestly had no idea the ABV was 9. I would have guessed 8, maybe.
Second review at Freetail Brewing Co. Funny... Looks totally different from the last pint I had. Must have been the lighting. This one looks dark amber and very cloudy/dense with a small head. Not see through at all... Sweet and a little tart, with just the right amount of hops to balance the beer out. Cavie (4935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Clear ruby-orange with a light head. Sweet notes detected on the nose. Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than water but less creamy than the typical wee heavy. Taste is sweet with a bite. Caramel is very present and fits it well. Caramel dries out and lingers on the finish. Quite good, if diverging from the style. ilovedarkbeer (2752) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Pours a reddish copper caramelized color with a small to medium sized off white soapy head. Nose is wood, earth, caramel, and a bit of smoke. Taste is caramel, grapes, grape seeds, and sweet brown sugar. Moderate mouthfeel, and lasting finish. Not bad.