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Wee Heavy - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Full-bodied Scotch-style ale with a distinct malty-sweet and fruity aroma and flavor. A light smokiness lurks in the background from the use of peat smoked malts.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Corked bottle that was a gift from my brother in law for Christmas. I'm pretty sure he got it at the Lancaster location but the bottle says Wilmington so I'm assuming that's were it was brewed and bottled.

Nice copper color but a rather small head. The head does hang on longer than expected for it's size. Smell of candy sweet malt with some biscuit notes. Taste matches the smell, nice sweetness and just some faint peat smokeyness to finish it off. ABV is hidden behind all the sweetness. There must be enough smokeyness to balance the sweet out because it manages to not be too cloying which is always one of my big complaints with a big high abv sweet brew.

Overall a nice example of the style. A nice one time buy.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 01:04:57 | More by beermanbrian
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Boquet has a first mild nutty sensation, more like a brown ale. Some sweet subtle cream and soft bodied. Not much caramel or large malt sweetness, but still inviting and very enjoyable.

Palate brings a matching soft texture and taste. Soft malts, with a hint of char and caramel. Light brown sugar rolls around nicely in a somewhat thin mouthfeel.

Overall a bit thin and wet for a wee heavy but with some very solid enjoyable qualities nonetheless.

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Wee Heavy from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.