03 Dec

Wee Heavy Scotch Ale | 24 Days of Beer: Day 3

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Wee Heavy is ready for its close-up

 

Brewery: Amsterdam Brewery
Style: Scottish Ale
ABV: 6.2%        IBU: N/A

Wee Heavy is a dark copper-amber colour with almost no head and just a thin ring of bubbles. It leaves only minimal lacing as you drink. The nose is a bit boozy with a rich, toasty malt character; notes of caramel and toffee; and some honey sweetness. Roasted nut and grain aromas also make an appearance as well as light cherry or raisin fruity tartness.

Malt-forward, this beer has strong flavours of roasted and caramel malts with hints of toffee and bready grains. A mild raisin tartness balances the sweet malts while an earthy, moderate bitterness rounds out the taste. A touch of floral accentuates the sweet honey notes and a faint buttery-ness compliments the smooth, creaminess of this brew. A solid, strong-ish beer, this is a nice example of the style but could use a bit stronger – and more complex – malt flavours.

3 and a halfcat

Mike is unfortunately feeling pretty under the weather tonight and was sad to miss out on this one. He insists we’ll have to pick up another bottle once he’s feeling better. As you can imagine, I don’t object to this plan.

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