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Wee Heavy Bourbon - Microbrasserie Le Castor

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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Le Castor visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jrenihan on 12-02-2012

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4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle received in a BIF box from a super generous Quebec BA.
Skipped my medication to enjoy it tonight.

Bottle into tulip.

Murky, dark brown pour. Thin ring around glass with no lacing.

Caramel, toffee, strawberries, some maple syrup and a touch of bourbon. It's very subtle smelling.

Caramel, toffee, dark stone fruits, some peanuts with a slight metallic taste. Bourbon is sweet and smooth with a little lightness. Not overly 'bourbony' or 'hot' very simple yet effective.

Light to medium body, low carbonation, sticky on the lips.

Photo of MDDMD
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-brown amber color with a smallish light tan head and a little lacing

S-caramel, malt, bourbon, nutty, vanilla

T-butterscotch, caramel, malt, oak, bourbon, vanilla

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth and maybe a little hot

O-a nice sipping wee heavy, really benefits from the bourbon but a little hot now, would probably benefit from some aging

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Got this one from Rutager out in BC. Fitting that a brew from QE would end up in BC before landing in ON only to be drunk in The Netherlands.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, slightly foamy and crackly off-white head with okay retention. Head fades to a full cap and hugs the sides of the glass. A clear dark maroon brown body with lower levels of carbonation evident. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving some foamy lacing down the sides of the glass.

SMELL: Oak, bourbon, vanilla and coconut on the nose. Lots of other malty and barrel notes with caramel, toffee, butterscotch and hints of red fruits as well. Bold and candy-like. Enticing for sure.

TASTE: Oak, caramel and toffee sweetness up front, with some bourbon and vanilla flavors through the middle into the swallow. A big and bold finish of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, toffee and butterscotch is sweet and flavorful. Lots of nice flavor but could use a bit of bitterness to balance it just a touch more. Still, that is a minor issue, as all the sweetness is actually really well done and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly mouth-coating. No burn at all.

OVERALL: This was really nice. The feel could be a touch creamier, but that’s a minor complaint. This is really good all around, and while I might like a touch more bitterness as balance, all the sweet flavors work really well and never become difficult or challenging. A good malt bomb that I would very much enjoy drinking again. Thanks again Rutager! Good stuff.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks BlogueDeBieres for this!
660 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A deep red/burgundy with a two finger off white head.

S- Bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel malts, dark fruits, kind of boozy and a little weak for 11% ABV.

T- Dark fruits, cherries and figs, vanilla, bourbon, oak, sweet malts, nicely balanced.

M- Light to medium body, carbonation is very high.

O- Smells like it is going to to be too boozy and would be like drinking bourbon, but taste is much more balanced. Worth try if you get the chance.

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Wee Heavy Bourbon from Microbrasserie Le Castor
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