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Wee Heavy (Barrel Aged) - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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Wee Heavy (Barrel Aged)Wee Heavy (Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We reserved a small amount of our winter ale for this extra special treatment. Aged in used oak bourbon barrels for six months, the beer has flavors that bring to mind currants, caramel, and bourbon. Enjoy!

(Beer added by: harrymel on 12-16-2011)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-03-2013 04:44:53 | More by Zach122
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Quebec (Canada)

2.86/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a copper color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of woody notes with some grilled corn notes with light bourbon and vanilla notes. Taste is a weird mix of grilled corn, vanilla, bourbon with a bitter and astringent finish which is not the most pleasant. Body is light for style with medium carbonation and light warming alcohol. Unbalanced with too much corn notes coming through with also too much astringency for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 20:33:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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draheim

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (bottled 11/30/2012) into a snifter. Pours a murky amber mahogany w/ a 1-finger off-white head that leaves behind some patchy film.

Aroma is fruity, bourbony, sweet. Rum-soaked raisins, sugary figs, w/ a hint of toffee.

Taste likewise is bourbon-forward and fruity sweet. Oodles of caramel malt, soft vanilla. Lots of residual sugars here and plenty of boozy heat. Not subtle.

Mouthfeel is light and a little thin. I don't like syrupy beers but this one goes a tad too far the other way. Oaky dry finish.

Overall I'm enjoying this more than my individual scores indicate. It's a tasty sipper of a beer, just not in the same league with some of the great barrel-aged brews out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 02:57:10 | More by draheim
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California

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-18-2013 23:05:42 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-04-2013 01:07:07 | More by NickThePyro
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2013 05:31:22 | More by twelveinches
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Texas

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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy caramel-amber with a thin, amber tinted head.

Smell. Caramel, vanilla, sweet bourbon and some old dank wood.

Taste. Light caramel and woody bourbon, vanilla and a bit of grainy malt with a little hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium carbonation.

Overall. A very nice beer that drinks easy right now. Enjoyed it very much.

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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sukwonee

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear reddish dark brown body with 1 finger head.

S: Orange zest, brown sugar, bourbon, caramel, dark fruits - while this sounds good, it's not very interesting, imo.

T: Starts off ok. Bourbon note, hops, dark fruits... and it finishes off like... I am drinking sparkling water or club soda.... flavours disappear fast...

M: Very very thin body and sharp carbonation. Very very dry (not in a good way). It feels like you're drinking sparkling water.

O: For $8.99 a bottle, it was just cheap enough for me to try this... I DO NOT LIKE beers Hale's makes... bourbon aged or not. This is the most flavor-less bourbon barrel aged beer I have ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 02:32:06 | More by sukwonee
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Michigan

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Oregon

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Washington

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Washington

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Wee Heavy (Barrel Aged) from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.