Weez - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.14/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
We crack a bottle, pouring a brew of midnight black into our oversized tasting snifters. It gives up the quickest flash of deep maroon towards the bottom of the glass when held to light. It puts forth a two finger head of creamy, cakey medium brown bubbles, showing great retention. Lacing is left in islands and ridges around the glasses. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be light. The nose gives fresh and super sweet citric, floral, and nectary hops, charred black and chocolate maltiness, smooth plastic bite, light banana ester sweetness, Softsoap cleanliness, chalk, pencil graphite, Smarties candies, syrupy strawberry fruitiness, and marshmallow sweetness. Our first impression is that while the hops certainly shine, the malts are big enough to challenge them for center stage at most turns throughout the sip. As we sip, the taste begins with banana pudding sugars, citric and grassy hops, sunscreen chemical bite, black malts, light plastics, peppery booziness, chalk, steely metallics, watermelon and tangerine fruitiness, mint floss, honeys, and a curious wheat cracker maltiness. Bitterness takes over through the middle, with oily hop resins, dried autumn leafiness, hay, rye-like metallics, soured cocoa, powdery white flour, heavy roast of coffee and chocolate malts, campfire charcoal, eraser, and synthetic lemon juiciness. The end washes with biting plastic foaminess, chalk, light lead and mineral qualities, soft mossy woodiness, glassy yeast, roasty chocolate and black malt grittiness, brightly sweet citric and nectary hops, dried twigs and oily green grass resins, soured citric rind, basement mustiness, and continued smokiness. The aftertaste breathes of packing peanuts, cardboard and stamps, syrupy sweet chocolate malt mash, light booze, celery vegetals, fruity hoppiness, peach and strawberry fruitiness, baker’s yeast, medicinal phenols, bitter char, herbal hop freshness, and orange peel zing. The body is medium, and the carbonation is high, instantly attacking the palate with each encounter. The sip shows nice slurp, smack, and froth, with decent creaminess to follow. The mouth is left cooled, coated, and pleasantly satiated, with eventual dripping dryness into chalked astringency atop a gentle pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer well.
Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this brew was its aroma. The hops are much more prominent here from the get go, but the flavoring does catch up more and more as it warms, with oily resins working their way in between the dense layers of chocolate, malts, and char. This beer does just the right amount of blending, with that unique black ale oily sweetness of hops that marries so, so well with the darkness of the grain bill. The product works to somehow lighten and denude the malts a bit, and is a quality that we’ve appreciated in the best beers of the style. This beer has been a long time coming, and again, and with a new style to their lineup nonetheless, continued to impress us with their versatility and general prowess.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2013 00:50:04 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: deep brown; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 3 finger khaki head that recedes, but it still there when the beer is gone; a lot of lacing;
S: deeply roasted malt; mocha, bittersweet chocolate;
T: follows the nose; bitterness kicks in mid-palate; finish combines roasted malts, espresso, and a moderate bitterness;
M; medium bodied; moderate carbonation;
O: great beer and great brewery; nothing else to say;
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 04:48:03 | More by HamdenHector
Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.