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. 

OGFGIBUsSRMABV
1.070 – 1.130 1.018 – 1.040 17 – 35 14 – 25 6.5 – 10.0%
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M monk   7 0 0 0

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Serving types:
  • Bottled 750ML
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Seasonal/Limited Release
 
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Belhaven Wee Heavy
M monk   6 0 1 0

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Founders Dirty Bastard
M monk   5 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • Case - Bottles
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
50 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
 
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Frog Island Moon Squaller
M monk   7 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • Bottled 22oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
9%
Availability:
Available Year-round
 
0 (0)
Inveralmond Blackfriar
M monk   5 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • On Tap
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Available Year-round
 
0 (0)
Moylan's Kilt Lifter
M monk   11 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
 
0 (0)
Orkney Skull Splitter
T thecellarmonk   8 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • Bottled 330ML
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Availability:
Available Year-round
 
0 (0)
Port Townsend Brewing Peeping Peater Scotch Ale
P ptbrewing   8 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • On Tap
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Available Year-round
 
0 (0)
Recon Brewing Braver Wee
K k_karam17   8 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • On Tap
  • Take Away
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
24 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
 
0 (0)
Rochester Scotch Ale
M monk   6 0 1 0

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Serving types:
  • On Tap
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
Availability:
Seasonal/Limited Release
 
0 (0)
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