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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 19
Gots: 93 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ToasterChef on 06-13-2013

Hoppy and roasty American IPA, brewed as the dark-colored counterpart to Another One (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule). Weez presents a blend of hoppy and roasty notes on the nose, followed by hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes with a deep roast.
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Photo of Badwolf333
1.6/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not good taste, too dark.

Photo of Rtm05002
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csylvia14
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coot
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rcady1989
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty. Great for a dark ale. Some interesting hop aromas going on. Clean finish, but loses a bit of flavor at the end. Solid beer but not MBC's best.

Photo of kdoolin
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stomioka
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevecarini
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

My instant impression was that of a brown ale and not having a clue to this beer's makeup when I cracked the top, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw its rich dark composition. When first gazing upon its black body and creamy frothy head I thought "how nice, a black ale" which wasn't to far off. It goes down like combination of a hazelnut brown ale and a traditional black ale so it gives you the best of both worlds. It's yet another example of how MBC has staked its claim as one of New England's best brewers.

Photo of xtonytx
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulytasker
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldCrustacean79
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 1 pint .9 fl oz. Branded pry-off pressure cap. Brown glass.

[This review is truncated. A full one will follow when I'm able.]

Cost was $8.39 USD. Served cold into a tulip at low altitude in New York City and allowed to warm somewhat over the course of consumption. 7.2% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 fingers wide. Khaki colour. Creamy, thick, full, and frothy. Leaves a light coating of lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Retention is good - about 7 minutes.

BODY: Opaque solid black. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

It's generally appealing, but it doesn't stand out as unique or special.

AROMA: Roast, cream, piney hops, evergreen hops, and dark malts. Has some nice sweetness right on the finish.

Aromatic intensity is average. It's pretty appealing for a black IPA, and seems to have more balance than most beers in the style do.

No yeast character, alcohol, off-notes or yeast character is detectable.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Dark malts and chocolate malts provide the sweet backbone. Creamy. The hop profile is surprisingly subtle, with notes of pine and evergreen. Has a coating creamy feel on the palate, with apt softness, moderate thickness, and a full body. The hops aren't overly bitter (as is usually the case in the style), and they seem well-tailored to the malts. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes come through.

Adequate complexity and subtlety. I do think it's balanced - which is uncommon in a Black IPA - but it's lacking in terms of intricacy. Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, and well-carbonated.

OVERALL: It's quite drinkable and enjoyable, but isn't world-class. Easily one of the better Black IPAs I've had recently, but only because it's not egregiously imbalanced. I do like it, but I wouldn't get it again at its high price point. Well-worth trying, but not Maine Beer Co.'s finest work.

High C+

Photo of drewtys
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kwm5067
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tsandler
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHbeerguy
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.