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Willie - Revolution Brewing Company

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Willie
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BA SCORE
86
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
With its complex layers of caramel flavor and aroma combined with a deep, reddish brown hue, the Willie Wee Heavy mingles dark fruity notes with a rich malty nose and an underlying hint of the smoked malts to increase the brew's overall complexity.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-26-2010)
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krome

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-27-2014 16:41:35 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-26-2014 23:42:33 | More by jgunther71
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jvande7

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Served in a snifter at Revolution Brewing.

A- brew is a deep reddish brown color with 1 or 1.5 fingers of slightly tan head. the head vanishes somewhat quickly but so does the beer... =)

T- very balanced taste (not overly hoppy, not overly malty). the 8.7% alcohol is well hidden (no alcohol taste detected). similar tasting to Three Floyd's Robert The Bruce, this is a strong Scottish ale that will put you down for the count if you let it. Sooo tasty.

M- mouthfeel is good. not overly creamy and not too thin. a good medium mouthfeel.

Very drinkable, but watch yourself - these will sneak up on you if you get careless. It's dangerous because the beer is so damn delicious and easy to drink/enjoy, yet so very strong. Get some food to go with it. One of my favorite beers that they brew. Gitchoo some.

02-27-2010 17:41:53 | More by jvande7
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-11-2014 11:05:02 | More by little_star
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

Served in a snifter.

A: deep dark brown appearance with touches of orange and red, thin collar of head, no retention

S: huge smokey profile with notes of smoked peat and oak with a sweet finish of caramel and molasses

T: just like the nose, but everything is bigger- the smoke is smokier, the sweetness is sweeter. A very enjoyable and well balance scotch ale. The alcohol is well hidden.

MF: medium to thick body with high carbonation, slightly sharp on the palate

D: another great beer from Revolution. Nice balance of sweetness and smokiness.

03-22-2010 03:50:17 | More by homebrew311
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

Had this on tap today at Revolution.

Served in a snifter, it had a scant amount of foam, just a patchy skim. The color was attractive, a deep ruby red when held to the light. As it was sipped, the foam disappeared completely.

Aroma was lightly smoky, malty with a tobacco element. Flavor had a solid dose of peaty smoke, dry and mildly bitter, not sweet. It had a fairly rich feel to it, but was very easy to drink. Lower carbonation. The abv wasn't detected at all.

Overall it was very nice, and i'd get it again when visiting the brewpub.

02-26-2010 19:38:46 | More by emerge077
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-12-2013 04:12:39 | More by cadaugherty
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Turney

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-23-2014 03:34:41 | More by Turney
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jeff96gt

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-10-2014 17:57:52 | More by jeff96gt
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-31-2014 01:00:42 | More by 773-F-I-B
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-12-2014 17:41:21 | More by robwestcott
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-03-2013 19:32:34 | More by thewimperoo
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-10-2013 00:32:52 | More by spycow
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dataylor21

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-27-2014 02:12:54 | More by dataylor21
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-09-2014 01:51:43 | More by BrownAleMale
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Florida9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Served in a snifter with a good 1/2 inch of stiff foamy head billowing over the top of the glass. Darker brown in color with a reddish hue. Clear. Minimal lacing.

S: Smells of roasted malts, alcohol, and whiskey. A faint smokiness is also present.

T & M: Roasted malts, peat, caramel, with just a bit of smokiness. Dry. Very well balanced, though I did feel it was a little on the thin side. Low, but appropriate, carbonation.

D: Overall, a tasty beer with the lighter body making this one much easier to drink than most Scottish ales.

02-28-2010 18:52:02 | More by Florida9
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-10-2014 16:25:54 | More by PopnLoads
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-31-2012 20:15:22 | More by BeerOps
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

In tap into a snifter at the pub... This looks great, a dark molasses brown, glassy amber sheen to it. A light tan head about one finger, good retention and lacing. Looks great... The aroma is tons of peat, bark, smoke, scotch, a hint of salt, toffee. Very sharp but pretty good... The taste has way too much scotch and smoke, too liquorish for me, very hot... This is tastey but a sipper.

If you're a scotch ale fan try it, but I wouldn't have it again.

03-11-2011 00:54:51 | More by jrallen34
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-13-2014 06:17:19 | More by oso
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-16-2013 04:11:54 | More by brandoman63
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jegross2

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-05-2013 09:09:10 | More by jegross2
Willie from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.