Sunday, October 4, 2009

96. The Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale

Our third beer from Duck-Rabbit; our first two were their Brown Ale and their Milk Stout. Wee Heavy has a sweet caramelized malt nose with an orange-ish brown color that is pretty opaque and a light tan colored head. The front is sweet and lightly peaty; the peatiness drops out in the middle to leave it just sweet, and the end is slightly sour. Mouthfeel was a little syrupy and thick, and lightly cloying—Wee heavy needs a dryer end or some hop presence to round out and finish up the beer more cleanly. The sweetness in the malt profile was a bit too candy-like; there was not enough richness or roastiness to carry the beer as a whole, and it needed more of a peaty/smoked presence to help make it more Scottish. Overall, not as exciting as the ghosts of Duck-Rabbits past.

There was nothing on the Duck-Rabbit website; since this is their seasonal beer, and Duck-Rabbit's website is pretty lo-tech, I am guessing that updates on seasonals are not at the top of their list. The hat on the Duck-Rabbit logo is a nice touch, though.

ABV: 8%


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