Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wee Heavy, Hales Ales, Seattle Washington
Our next beer hails from new my old neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Hales offers up their winter brew in the form of the Wee Heavy - sounds good - let's give it a try....
It pours opaque with a thin head.
The aroma is sweet and roasty.
It is malty, but balanced with a medium body. It gets better as it warms toward room temperature. It finishes with a burnt roastiness at the end. It sounds odd, but there seems to be a little dried banana amidst the body. Interesting - not terrible, but interesting.
The aftertaste is mildly sweet with burnt roastiness.
The character isn't overly prominent and I would suggest some other ales if your winter tasting season is on budget or short. It isn't terrible, but at that bar of where ales should start.