Wee Heavy Ale | Red Brick Brewing Company

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Wee Heavy AleWee Heavy Ale

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ThickNStout on 03-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. What appears to be a "drink by" date of 06/22/12 posted on the label.

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown body with an inch-tall layer of ecru suds. Heavy smudges of lacing on the way down.

Smell: It's sweet and smoky with deep, full maltiness smelling of toasted bread crusts, caramel sauce, and brown sugar rounded out by a note of dark fruits.

Taste: Satisfyingly sweet maltiness full of bready, toasty, caramelly goodness, but also some dark brown sugar, a bit of nuttiness, and a fair amount of meaty smokiness. Sultanas glazed with tawny port. Very, very low hop character with little bitterness. Smooth, sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's quite good. After numerous years of some hits and many misses, this was actually a very pleasant surprise and will be the first from the Brick Mason series I'll be heading out to really stock up on.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

32oz growler from Moondog Growlers (Marietta, GA). 12.99. Served in a Laughing Skull pint glass. 

Pours a deep amber tinged brown with 3 fingers light tan head. Plenty of lacing all the way down. 

Light smells of caramel, dark sugars and... smoke?

Yep, definately smoke in there. Much more powerful in the taste than I was expecting. Also peat and burnt brown sugars with dark and smokey malts. Sweet but brief aftertaste. 

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, almost creamy feel. 

All-in-all it's good but not what I was expecting. Admittedly I haven't tried too many in the wee heavy style but this one was smokey. Very. Not bad at all, just different. I continue to enjoy the complexity of Red Brick's Brick Mason series and I'll most likely even pick up a 4 pack once they hit the shelves to see how it grows over ther next 6-9 months. 

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Wee Heavy Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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