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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

607 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | 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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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

500ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a finger high, with a khaki shade. Creaminess is good, but retention is a bit lacking. Lacing is somewhat inconsistent on the glass.

S: This has a very rich, defined milk chocolate note to it. It's a note that pairs quite well with the almost tropical hop qualities. Grapefruit, weed, and orange also comes through. After a while, a minor dankness comes through. There is a bit of clashing between the hop/malt interplay, but the individual notes are so good it doesn't really matter.

T: It starts off hoppy with grapefruit rind, weed, and even a touch of tropical fruits. It even shows off its hops in a slightly complex manner. The finish is taken over by its roasted base, bringing a coffee and chocolate-laden aftertaste. Again, it's just like the nose - individually, each note is fantastic, but there's also some clashing between them. Black IPAs are hard to balance, and this doesn't quite hit that mark. It's still a rock-solid beer, though.

M: Rather full bodied, but not creamy. I'll call the finish semi-dry: both the hops and the vibrant carbonation do a decent job of cleansing the palate, although some lingering roast and chocolate flavors are still left behind. Admittedly, it's not very drinkable due it being somewhat imbalanced. But by no means it it a chore to drink.

O: More MBC quality. While it never quite overcomes the inherent problem with many Black IPAs (the lack of cohesion between the hops and roasted malts), it makes up for it by showing off a great hop profile and a great malt backbone at the same time. As impressive as this is, I think Another One would be a superior offering, simply because its maltiness would create more of a neutral canvas for the hops to be shown off better.

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a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of dark brown head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.

s - Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, pint hops, and very light citrus. very good, though not as balanced or hoppy as I was expecting. Roasted notes dominate the nose.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, pine hops, citrus hops, floral notes, grapefruit, cocoa, and mocha notes. More balanced than the nose and more hops, very good and better.

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Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.