Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale – Howe Sound Brewing (Squamish, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: B-

Wee Beastie Oak Aged Scotch Ale – Howe Sound Brewing – Howe Sound Brewing, 7% ABV – 1L., (Squamish, BC, Canada)

on the front left-side label:

“A rich, malty Wee Heavy style Scotch ale, brewed with 100% barley malt, hops, water and yeast. Peated malt provides a subtle smokiness to this beer, while medium toasted American oak imparts a silky smoothness and additional complexity. Named in honour of Scottish poet Robbie Burns’ famous poem, To A Mouse, written in 1785.”

  • Style: (American oak) Oak-Aged Scotch Ale
  • Taste: Caramel/toffee cola malt minor roast/oak
  • Where I got it : Firefly Liquor Store
  • How much: $9 – 1L., January 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours cola brown with a massive lasting foamy head, a bit of lacing, lots of tiny bubble streams.

Nose: sweet caramel/toffee malts with some barley (lvl-7)-pungency.

Attack: crisp fizzy, alcohol detection w/ caramel

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) deep caramel malts, cola, barley, mild smokiness

Finish: roasted malt exhale, residual caramel malts, oaked malty sweet finish.

Summary: It drinks quite heavy for a 7% ABV beer, but it does at least have good flavour and body in the mid to finish.