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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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Reviews: 136
Hads: 919
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 25.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 141 | FT: 4
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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Reviews: 136 | Hads: 919
Reviews by portia99:
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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle (bottled 6/11/13) poured into a Portsmouth 20th Anniversary stemmed glass.

A - Pours super dark brown that approaches black in color. Two fingers of fluffy head caps the dark liquid with a deep mocha that rises up and above the rim of the glass while still retaining its shape.

S - Grassy and citrusy hops take the lead on the nose immediately noticeable on the pour into the glass. Mild roasty aroma just perceptible behind the hops. Hops smell very fresh...looking forward to the first sip.

T - Quite roasty in flavor, burnt toast like malt base. Acrid, a bit smoky, charred, a bit astringent, mild coffee bitterness. Hops are layered on top rather thickly and manage to cut thru the burnt base quite well. A bit sweet tasting citrus and grass hop flavors - very bright flavors. Some oranges, lemons, grapefruit.

M - Lighter body, low-medium carbonation with a good bubbly tingle to it. Burnt flavor hits up front and lingers far into the finish. Hops are light and bright on top of the char and bring a nice balance to the beer pushing it more towards a refreshing quaffer of a beer.

O - I'm not a huge fan of the Black Ale style and had some reservations buying this, but glad I did. One of the best black ales I've had. Hops have really good fresh citrus notes that lighten the character overall for this beer. Going down pretty easily with dinner.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/28/15.Pours into a nonic a deep dark chocolate brown with a billowing tan colored creamy head atop.Some roast,cocoa,and pine resin in the nose,alot of cocoa.Roasty with bitter chocolate flavors melding into resin and then back to roast,quite dry.More like a porter with it's roast and chocolate flavors,either way pretty damn good.

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Photo of tectactoe
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotpauko
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle dated 1/27/15. Second tasting of a MBC beer. This is a black IPA and the bottle should state it that way, it was described to me as such before purchase. Dark pour with a thicker viscosity, 2 finger tab foam, laced and held the glass throughout. Very nice caramelly, smoky hop smell. A piney hop flavor hits the mouth up front and the rich malt settles in the back followed by a little bitter bite. A few seconds later the rich, woody malt flavor lingers. Overall a very good, not great, offering for a dark IPA, would purchase again without a doubt but want to try the other Maine beers first.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of far333
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Weez from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.