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Wee Heavy - Starr Hill Brewery

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Wee Heavy
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BA SCORE
83
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zaphodchak on 01-14-2012)
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Photo of zaphodchak
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice lace, reddish brown body, clear.

Nose is kinda tangy, malt and a trace of hops.

Much more hops than belong in a wee heavy, kinda bitter and almost metallic. I remembered this being better when I sampled it, but this isn't holding up as well. It's been in the growler for a week now, so that could be to blame. Kinda roasty, nutty malt flavor, which is much more appropriate.

Coarse to start, smooths out into something kinda airy.

I can't dock this too hard because it's been in a growler for too long; response locally has been pretty positive.

zaphodchak, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of zillo043068
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zillo043068, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of AGK
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this wee heavy on-tap at H'burg's Capital Ale House. It's one of Starr Hill's "all access" beers, part of a series they're doing this year. It packs quite a punch at 8.5% ABV, but remains very sweet and malty, with a touch of caramel and a smooth mouthfeel. I didn't detect too much hoppiness, but I've only tried a few other wee heavies, so it may have been more than usual. Either way, I enjoyed it so I brought home a growler. If you can find it on tap, I recommend it.

AGK, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bluetrevian, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

(on tap at Bar 31 - served in a pint glass for $5)

pretty good. has a Belgian (unfiltered yeast?) character. mouthfeel is medium-full, mildly viscous, but balanced out by its firm bitter dryness... bit of a dark stone fruit flavor - dried black cherry?... the nuance of the bitterness gradually reveals itself to be of a citrusy, hoppy nature - could also be partially derived from roasted grain... mild cocoa and coffee flavors... the bitterness later seems to over-balance - is that a word?! - it overtakes whatever dextriny sweetness there is and contributes to its dry finish... is that a bub of bubblegum?... just fine for the price!

Bouleboubier, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of MisledTitan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MisledTitan, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

vfgccp, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

GaryMarkle84, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Dank26
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Dank26, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of zdeck37
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zdeck37, May 29, 2013
Wee Heavy from Starr Hill Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.