MacPelican's Wee Heavy - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
Served on draught in a snifter at the brewery, the Wee Heavy is dark ruby with a real nice glow to is, but only a thin, off-white collar.
Smell is very soft, semi-sweet, dusty malt.
Taste is very smooth and balanced, on the reserved side for sure, not to sweet or thick malt wise, although it's the dominant taste, with hints of caramel, toffee, nuts and raisins. I'd prefer a more robust flavor, although this is very well made.
Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy, with a lighter body.
Drinkability is just above average. Very refined and easy drinking, but a bit on the bland side for my taste in wee heavy's, which favors a more barleywine like richness.
01-02-2008 18:00:57 | More by ccrida
3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
A few friends and I shared a bottle of this, poured into a snifter.
This scotch ale from Pelican has a brown-auburn tone with a thin, sandy head. Its` nose has brown sugar, malts and caramel. A rich aroma to it. Sipping on this wee heavy and I taste caramel, peat, cherry and fig. It is a particularly sweet beer. Mouthfeel is towards a full body with is smooth and drinks easily. A great example of this style of beer from this small Northwestern brewer.
10-05-2012 01:46:50 | More by mltobin
3.6/5 rDev -3.7%
22oz bottle into tulip snifter.
Pours a beautiful, deep cherry red with quickly rising carbonation and a foamy light-toffee colored head that dissipates to leave a thin layer of foam across the top.
The nose is of wonderful caramel malts and brown sugar. Also very pleasant bread notes from the malts as well. There is a faint, almost dusty characteristic I am picking up in the finish of the nose.
I am getting sweet caramel, brown sugar and toffee notes upfront, backed by fresh bread and also some faint fruit notes as well.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with slightly light carbonation.
This is one of the more approachable examples I have tried of this style, as it has all of the great, bold flavors of a wee heavy, but doesn't become over-whelming. Though with that said, I would have liked perhaps a bit more complexity and just a tad bit more heft to the flavors.
03-21-2011 01:11:02 | More by vkv822
3.48/5 rDev -7%
Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, tan, fizzy head that soon settled and no lace. Color is a clear deep mahogany. Aroma is heavy malt and dark ripe fruit. Flavor's a lot like nose, lots of tang, bittersweet, hint of brandy. Body is huge, carbonation a bit sharp, and is very warming. Finish is like flavor, alcohol warmth lasts a long time. Not my fav wee heavy.
11-20-2013 01:20:26 | More by drpimento
3.08/5 rDev -17.6%
22oz bottle from Belmont Station. Split with my wife.
A: Solid brown color with a red tint. A thin line of foams. Sticks to the glass with some decency.
N: Malt,, red grape, caramel sweetness. Cordial cherries and brown sugar. Smells very much like brandy and grappa.
T: Loads of malt and more of the sugar soaked grapes. Lots of candi sugar and some hints of prune. There is a little smoke. This is some fairly sweet stuff.
M: Really light. I don't remember it being this watery at the pub.
O: This was one of my favorite Pelican beers, but maybe it's just the setting in Pacific City that gave it its charm. Ah well.
03-23-2013 03:22:13 | More by writerLJBerg
2.73/5 rDev -27%
On Tap @ Bailey's Taproom on 5/11/09
Fairly Murkey Brown with a slight ruby glow towards the bottom of the glass with a off-white to slightly beige head. The aroma is very malt forward, lots of sweet aromas, caramel, maybe some brown sugar although faint. The flavor is full of strong smokey, sweet malts and thats really all I get. It seems to be full-bodied and syrupy with a slight semi-dry finish. This isn't my kind of beer but I'm definitely trying to warm up to more of this style.
05-15-2009 00:15:01 | More by DiabolikDUB
2.1/5 rDev -43.9%
Served in a chilled bottle 38° Fahrenheit
- Appearance: Leaves some lace in the bottle, not much.
- Slightly smoky scent, notes of caramel and toast/bread. Somewhat yeasty.
- Tastes of fusel alcohols and apple juice, with modest hops. Most scents are overwhelmed by either alcohol or yeast.
- Mouthfeel is very heavy, sticky, with an irritating aftertaste.
Overall I'd say this smells wonderful, and looks good, but the taste is almost exactly the same as Earthquake "High Gravity Lager". It leaves a sticky apple/yeast taste in the mouth and instantly upsets the stomach, which is uncommon for most beers that I come across.
03-18-2013 01:07:52 | More by ldobehardcore
MacPelican's Wee Heavy from Pelican Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.