Wee Heavy Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev +4.4%
Held onto this one for a little longer than intended - pulled it out of the back of my fridge. The pour is fairly uninspiring, a slightly red-tinted brown color with a tiny head. The aroma is nice though, there's a nice smoky peat aroma with a touch of malts. The taste is really just what you get, a pretty solid amount of smoky peat and a bit of malts. The mouthfeel is lighter-bodied and very smooth, and the drinkability is solid. Overall, a pretty good Wee Heavy that's held up rather well.
03-14-2013 23:01:19 | More by shand
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
served in a shaker pint glass from the tap at Taco Mac in Atlanta.
appears a dark amber brown color, with creamy off-white head. sweet caramely aroma. taste is rich malt, with a hint of smoke. smooth body, lower level of carbonation. overall, a nice malt dominated beer.
10-18-2012 02:43:27 | More by jmdrpi
3.23/5 rDev -11%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters snifter. Thanks to my friend Audi for bringing this up from the ATL.
A: Pours clear copper color. Aggressive pour leads to a half finger head that disappears slowly leaving decent lacing.
S: Sweet malts, molasses, toffee and some dried fruit to boot.
T: Not overly complex. Sweetness faded from the nose. Some scorched wood seems to be present in this as well.
M: Medium bodied, thinner feel (not thin, just not big bodied). Good carbonation.
O: Easy drinker, decent wee heavy. Not overwhelmingly great.
10-05-2012 02:10:02 | More by suspect
3.3/5 rDev -9.1%
Tasted On: 07-02-2012
Freshness: Best by 06-21-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: 4-pack from Grace's, Nashville
A: Clear, dark brown color topped by a tan head of 2 fingers. Good lacing and retention.
S: Toasted malts and coffee highlight the aromas, plus smoked woody smells with an acidic and sour note.
T: Roasted malts, smoked peat, and cooked caramel, with an earthy bitterness.
M: Carbonation is low to medium. The beer finishes with toasted grains and a slight sweetness, plus an acidic character.
O: Not too impressed with this wee heavy - the sour/acid notes seemed to be a big detraction. It was about a week past the best by date, but I don't think that should have affected the flavor much.
07-03-2012 02:14:02 | More by sommersb
4.03/5 rDev +11%
Comes out of the tap an opaque dark chocolaty brown with a fine-bubbled pale yellow-beige head that leaves very generous lacing - more like a curtain than lacing! Malty aroma has notes of cloves, caramel and cinnamon. Satisfying malty flavor delights with notes of cloves and caramel. Texture has firm body and plenty of tingle. Look for this one, laddies and lasses!
06-17-2012 20:13:02 | More by Cyberkedi
3.15/5 rDev -13.2%
12 oz bottle poured into tulip. There's a freshness number printed but hell if I can translate it. Received as part of the n00b BIF from BulbMan - thanks!
Pours a clear but dark brown. A finger of tan head that fades quickly.
Smells of cured meats and molasses. There's a smokey element.
Yeah, the smoke is definitely in the taste, too. It's subtle but present. Molasses and malt at the forefront. No real bitterness to speak of, but the smokiness keeps the sweetness in check.
Medium body and fairly high carbonation. Mouth stays coated pretty well.
Not a bad scotch ale. Personally, I prefer a bit less smoke, but that's me.
06-04-2012 00:34:53 | More by Blargimus
4/5 rDev +10.2%
A: two finger off white head on a clear pure amber body.
S: sweet caramel, peat and smokey.
T: sweet caramel up front quickly fades to a peaty and smokey finish which leaves little to be desired.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: a very nice version if the style. A touch light but nicely flavorful.
05-18-2012 21:45:50 | More by kylehay2004
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
Served on tap at Summit's Snellville. Reviewed from notes.
(Appearance) Pours a deep ruby-red tinged light brown. A thin layer of head retains a bit below average. Appearance is decent. 3
(Smell) Aroma consists of toasted malt, a hint of berry fruits make up the nose of this brew. Overall the nose carries a subtle sweetness. Potency is a medium-low. 3.5
(Taste) Mostly the toasted malts and substantial toasted wood chips are the dominant flavors in the mouth. Fruit flavors aren't as dominant but come through well in big sips. Balance is just about right, a bit wood and toast heavy but close. 3.5
(Mouthfeel) Very slick smoothness keeps this beer on the subtle mild side. Alcohol presenc is a low. Body is a medium. Pretty solid pairing. 4
(Overall) A pretty good take by Red Brick. Worth a shot considering the lack of Scotch Ales in the area. Get it while it's here if for the right price. 3.5
Red Brick Brewing Company's
Wee Heavy Ale
05-16-2012 02:13:16 | More by Jadjunk
4.5/5 rDev +24%
on tap at brickstore
appearance: murky brown appearance
smell: earthy, tad smoke
taste: perfect scotch ale, well done. lots of earthy flavors mixed with heavy malt backbone
mouthfeel: medium bodied
drinkability: loved this beer and I have loved alot of what they have been doing lately.
03-22-2012 20:20:01 | More by CampusCrew
4.45/5 rDev +22.6%
Pours dark brown. heavy smoke / peat taste. Medium aftertaste. I like it at first taste. I bought two 4 packs to really get a good feel for it. It reminds me slightly of Great devide's Wee Heavy a bit, but not as much Black patent malt, and a bit more smoked malt. At 6.5% abv it's a fine representation of a wee heavy. I've drank most wee heavy's out there. (My favorite style.) This is recomended as one of the top 5 in my opinnion. Serve with Lamb or aged beef and garlic mash. Yum!
03-13-2012 23:15:25 | More by Lionheart
Wee Heavy Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
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