Wee Heavy | Starr Hill Brewery

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Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States | website

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by zaphodchak on 01-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
7.22%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by MisledTitan:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of zaphodchak
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice lace, reddish brown body, clear.

Nose is kinda tangy, malt and a trace of hops.

Much more hops than belong in a wee heavy, kinda bitter and almost metallic. I remembered this being better when I sampled it, but this isn't holding up as well. It's been in the growler for a week now, so that could be to blame. Kinda roasty, nutty malt flavor, which is much more appropriate.

Coarse to start, smooths out into something kinda airy.

I can't dock this too hard because it's been in a growler for too long; response locally has been pretty positive.

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Photo of zillo043068
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of AGK
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this wee heavy on-tap at H'burg's Capital Ale House. It's one of Starr Hill's "all access" beers, part of a series they're doing this year. It packs quite a punch at 8.5% ABV, but remains very sweet and malty, with a touch of caramel and a smooth mouthfeel. I didn't detect too much hoppiness, but I've only tried a few other wee heavies, so it may have been more than usual. Either way, I enjoyed it so I brought home a growler. If you can find it on tap, I recommend it.

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Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%

(on tap at Bar 31 - served in a pint glass for $5)

pretty good. has a Belgian (unfiltered yeast?) character. mouthfeel is medium-full, mildly viscous, but balanced out by its firm bitter dryness... bit of a dark stone fruit flavor - dried black cherry?... the nuance of the bitterness gradually reveals itself to be of a citrusy, hoppy nature - could also be partially derived from roasted grain... mild cocoa and coffee flavors... the bitterness later seems to over-balance - is that a word?! - it overtakes whatever dextriny sweetness there is and contributes to its dry finish... is that a bub of bubblegum?... just fine for the price!

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Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Dank26
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of zdeck37
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Wee Heavy from Starr Hill Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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