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Wee Heavy

Aroma: Deeply malty, with a strong caramel component. Lightly smoky secondary aromas may also be present, adding complexity; peat smoke is inappropriate. Diacetyl should be low to none. Low to moderate esters and alcohol are often present in stronger versions. Hops are very low to none, and can be slightly earthy or floral. 

Appearance: Light copper to dark brown color, often with deep ruby highlights. Clear. Usually has a large tan head, which may not persist. Legs may be evident in stronger versions. 

Flavor: Richly malty with significant caramel (particularly in stronger versions). Hints of roasted malt may be present (sometimes perceived as a faint smoke character), as may some nutty character, all of which may last into the finish. Peat smoke is inappropriate. Hop flavors and bitterness are low to medium-low, so the malt presence should dominate the balance. Diacetyl should be low to none. Low to moderate esters and alcohol are usually present. Esters may suggest plums, raisins or dried fruit. The palate is usually full and sweet, but the finish may be sweet to medium-dry, sometimes with a light roasty-grainy note. 

Mouthfeel: Medium-full to full-bodied, with some versions (but not all) having a thick, chewy viscosity. A smooth, alcoholic warmth is usually present and is quite welcome since it balances the malty sweetness. Moderate carbonation.

Overall Impression: Rich, malty, dextrinous, and usually caramel-sweet, these beers can give an impression that is suggestive of a dessert. Complex secondary malt and alcohol flavors prevent a one-dimensional quality. Strength and maltiness can vary, but should not be cloying or syrupy. 

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1.070 – 1.130 1.018 – 1.040 17 – 35 14 – 25 6.5 – 10.0%
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Bottled 750ML
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Musette is Allagash’s newest release in our Barrel Aged Series. The beer, inspired by the Scotch ale style, is a traditional and popular style in Belgium. Typically known as a dark and sweet, strong ale, Scotch ales are rarely brewed in Scotland anymore but still remain popular in Belgium, where...
 
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Belhaven Wee Heavy
MonkMonk   645 0 1 0

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It may have come from a right old recipe but Wee Heavy fits the bill today as much as it ever has. It is a classic Scottish heavy but has a lightness of flavour and a great reddish colour in the glass. Cracking stuff if we do say so ourselves....
 
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Founders Dirty Bastard
MonkMonk   1098 0 1 0

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Case - Bottles
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International Bitterness Units (IBU):
50 IBU's
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Available Year-round
So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard...
 
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Frog Island Moon Squaller
MonkMonk   696 0 1 0

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Serving types:
Bottled 22oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
9%
Availability:
Available Year-round
On every full moon for thirty years, a party was held on the farm. The party is still going today. This full-bodied Scotch ale is designed to bring out the howler in you. Keep the party alive with this one of a kind brew.
 
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Inveralmond Blackfriar
MonkMonk   578 0 1 0

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On Tap
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A dark brew, hardy and warming with a slightly sweet malty character balanced by a pleasant hoppiness. Blackfriat is known as a 'wee heavy'. Whilst not an international classification this term has been used in Scotland for generations to describe strong ales.
 
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Moylan's Kilt Lifter
MonkMonk   883 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • Case - Bottles
  • 1/6BBL
  • 1/2BBL
  • Bottled 22oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
8%
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
25 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
Robust and Strapping , Our Scotch Ale takes BIG Beers to a whole new level. Rich malt balances perfectly with delicate hops to provide a concentrated and intense flavor; an ideal companion for hearty foods, or as a meal unto itsself. Allow this ale to warm slightly in your...
 
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Orkney Skull Splitter
TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   521 0 1 0

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Serving types:
Bottled 330ML
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Available Year-round
One of our strongest beers, named after Thorfinn Einarsson the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney A rich fruity wine-like complexity on the palate includes fresh and dried fruits, warm exotic spice and light summer citrus fruits. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character. ...
 
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Port Townsend Brewing Peeping Peater Scotch Ale
ptbrewingptbrewing   884 0 1 0

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On Tap
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An array of brown, roasted, and biscuit malts create this rich and malty ale. An extended two hour boil develops caramelized flavors as well as its dark color. A small addition of peat smoked barley adds a slight smoky flavor. Original Gravity:1.067 Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%...
 
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Recon Brewing Braver Wee
k_karam17k_karam17   11 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • On Tap
  • Take Away
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International Bitterness Units (IBU):
24 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
A Scotch Ale that is full-bodied and malty. Low hop bitterness and sweet caramel notes round out this traditional take on a Scottish Ale, also known as a "Wee-Heavy". Medium dark brown in color.
 
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Rochester Scotch Ale
MonkMonk   493 0 1 0

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On Tap
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Seasonal/Limited Release
The Distinctive profile of Scotch ale is a reflection of the environment where it was developed. Scotland's climate is not very conductive to growing hops, and, as a result, traditional Scotch ales tend to lack a strong hoppy flavor, because hops would have been scared historically. Instead, Scotch ale has...
 
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