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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

605 Ratings
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Ratings: 605
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 21
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 06-13-2013)
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured into a tulip. Bottled 4/1/14.

A - Looks great in the glass. Beautiful 2-finger head, nice solid black color, plenty of retention and lacing.

S - Pretty decent aromas of hops, citrus, and just a hint of coffee. Not bold, but rather subtle.

T - The beer was bottled 3 weeks before I drank, so I figured for a black ale, this wouldn't be a problem. But the beer seemed flat and very mild in its flavors. Neither the hops nor the malts seemed to shine through. More of a subtle metallic taste. Even some more bitterness would have helped.

M - Not much carbonation, so again I don't know if it was a week past its prime.

O- Since I like Maine a lot, this was a disappointment for me. Maybe I'll try again in the future if I grab a fresh bottle, but this was not my favorite in this style and certainly not my favorite from MBC.

04-23-2014 16:46:39 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

Thanks to the awesome smokeypeat for this one; I really enjoyed "Another One" and so I'm looking forawrd to this one - the same hop bill with different (darker) malts. It pours a very, very deep brown with a black and ruby-tinted outline. The thick, mocha-java head seems to last forever; it's very clumpy and boisterous and leaves awesome lacing on the glass.

As expected the hops are giving off similar aromas to those in Another One; piney, citric, juicy, and wet, with plenty of herbal notes and even a very mild tartness in the mix. It makes sense because the hopping schedule is the exact same. The difference comes in with the darker malt - Weez has a mellow, chocolate-y malt background with some light roast in the finish. Reminds me quite a bit of Short's Goodnight Bodacious.

Black IPAs are sometimes tough to figure out, because each sip always has so much going on that you don't really know exactly where to focus your attention. Weez does a good job of coupling everything together to form a pretty nice harmony in an oftentimes nebulous style. Light woodsy taste with lots of dry cocoa powder, nuttiness, and roasted malt envelope a robust hop bill that flaps its wings with pine, grapefruit peel, tangerine, and herbal leaves.

You'd think the bitterness might be higher in Weez than Another One, but that's not the case at all. In fact, Weez is quite a bit more mellow on the palate in terms of hop abrasion. The mouth feel is maybe a touch creamier here, but it still has a relatively slick and oily body with lots of carbonation. Pretty dry aftertaste with a dusting of wood, nuts, and roast.

I definitely preferred Another One to Weez, but I'll be damned if this wasn't still a darn tasty Black IPA. It's a strange style; at what point does the beer go from being a Black IPA to just a really hopped up porter? Especially with age, I would think this would just be a deliciously-hopped porter. This was consumed with less than a month on it, though, so the hops were certainly bursting. Good beer, can't wait to try more stuff from Maine.

07-06-2013 18:38:30 | More by tectactoe
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Max3

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-29-2014 00:17:07 | More by Max3
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-22-2013 16:19:14 | More by woodchipper
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

I didn't know this was a black ale until I poured it into my snifter. I think if I had known it was a black ale I would have passed; I'm not that big a fan of the style.

The beer was black with a thick tan head. There was a good deal of lace.

Aroma of piney hops and chocolate.

Ditto for the taste. Pine and chocolate.

Pretty hop forward.

Good example of the style, just not my cup of tea.

09-12-2013 22:00:30 | More by lordofthewiens
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-11-2014 22:43:19 | More by warnerry
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

01-01-2014 20:44:33 | More by TTripp725
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77apm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-21-2014 21:32:16 | More by 77apm
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-10-2013 21:53:34 | More by cincysig
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-31-2013 23:24:05 | More by JakerLou
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-02-2014 02:14:44 | More by megamass
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-15-2014 03:09:51 | More by Guinnsslvr
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

07-17-2014 02:06:45 | More by KolbMarley
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-09-2014 01:04:24 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.3%

08-19-2013 00:41:00 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-09-2014 23:34:43 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-04-2013 18:16:26 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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butters_mcgee

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-04-2014 01:26:11 | More by butters_mcgee
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-15-2014 01:11:35 | More by Cynic-ale
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far333

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

Black and opaque with a light brown frothy and foamy head that lingers long with lumpy moguls on top. Low aroma of dark malt and hops. Rich flavor of roasty malt with accompanying bitterness contribution, a bit ashy, hops accompany well and do not overpower, good balance. Big fat legs and rings of lace line the glass. Rich and full and round mouthfeel. Roasty hop bitterness lingers. Great beer.

03-07-2014 00:15:32 | More by far333
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-13-2013 23:39:12 | More by doremite
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%

Appears pitch black big khaki tan head forms fine even spread lacing on the sides of my chalice, great looking black IPA.

Smells of anise, herbal hops, and mild citrus peel notes with black dark roasted malt layers.

Flavor slightly tart and bitter with citrus notes, dark milky dark chocolate notes, herbal bittering hops cleans out the rest of the semi sweet malt character.

Mouthfeel is medium ale with a dark chocolate citric peel bitterness dry character left with each sip. Nothing like any of the other Maine beer company's dark beer characteristics.

Overall, I'm excited to see more dark hoppy offerings from them.

06-12-2014 19:54:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Bottled on June 11th, consumed on June 16th.

Dark brown beer, with a huge fluffy brown head. Big aroma dominated by sour, citrusy hops. The taste is a really interesting mixture of dark, roasted malts and sour hops. In the end though, the roasted flavors win out and this is what lingers on the tongue more, with a background of hops. Overall, I really enjoyable beer.

06-16-2013 17:18:45 | More by jtladner
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NickyT

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-02-2013 15:31:07 | More by NickyT
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Ed_Bob

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-05-2014 11:52:57 | More by Ed_Bob
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Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 605 ratings.