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MacPelican's Wee Heavy - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
21.9 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 8.9% by volume
Bitterness: 20 IBU

(Beer added by: ccrida on 01-02-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-21-2014 04:27:48 | More by DaveRinn
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-05-2014 03:04:31 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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4/5  rDev +7%

01-05-2014 03:55:15 | More by crowbar540
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-09-2013 20:03:39 | More by casapy
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

2009 vintage poured from a 22 oz Bomber.
Almost no head lifting from the thick mahogany body with hints of crimson. Dark, nearly opaque and beautifully colored with a veeery thin skin of creamy mousse (almost whipped cream) peacefully laying on the surface.
Smells of what it is; a smokey and massive malt bomb. A very true Northwest interpretation of the style. I would kill to see some of this with extended aging in scotch barrels. The massive aromas beg for it.
Tastes as it smells. Sweet, smokey malts and an red apple-y and raisin inflected back palate. Exactly what I expect, to the Nth degree. Carries for a long time on the finish as the flavors evolve and end with a burnt caramel note. Delicious.
Mouthcoating. Thick, viscous, without being cloying. I find a lot more body to it than a 'true' Wee Heavy, but it's a northwest interpretation, and I find that it balances the stronger flavors.
Just can't drink more than a bomber, so less than perfect drinkability, but really, who needs to or craves more than 22oz of this in a sitting? You're not going for Wee Heavies to session, right? Right?

09-18-2010 23:18:41 | More by oregone
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

12-31-2011 20:47:47 | More by OddNotion
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

comparison with macpelican scottish style, this has much more going for it. head dies to nothing, clear cherry brown, smell of cherries, plums, leather, tastes mirrors the aromas. mouth feel is a tad thin, but ok. i'd put this in the after dinner category, and would enjoy it. nice work, pelican!

05-14-2013 05:37:02 | More by lighthabit
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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
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-16-2014 15:01:42 | More by CavemanRamblin
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-06-2013 18:22:27 | More by Gregg_Kawakami
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-17-2011 05:13:49 | More by joefc
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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured into a snifter at cellar temperature. Bottled 12.31.12
A - Pours a deep amber color with a negligible amount of head. Clings well to the glass.
S - Bright malty smell with a middle of carmel and a hint of apple.
T - Tart at the beginning with a malty middle and a hint of booze on the finish.
M - Moderately full mouth feel with a nice coating quality and an above average amount of carbonation.
O - A pretty good rendition of a wee heavy.

05-01-2014 21:59:42 | More by kdahnke123
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from 22oz bottle from BastionShaw.

A: Pours dark brown/chestnut in color.

S: Nose was smoked malts, some peat and lots of caramel/toffee.
T: Flavor followed the nose. Sweet, malt bomb with just the right amount of smoked peat flavor in there. I really enjoyed this one.

M: Nice carbonation.

Smoked peats, sweetness and malts...this is a great Scotch Ale.

05-22-2011 19:49:43 | More by hamilton23
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-30-2014 04:04:06 | More by TessBrianna
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MacPelican's Wee Heavy from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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