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Weez - Maine Beer Company


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very good

401 Ratings
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 06-13-2013)
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Photo of micromaniac129


4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Got the Guiness affect as I poured this beer. A super tall head foaming out of the glass, down the glass and onto the counter. All this and a nice cascade.
The beer itself is super dark.
The aroma is rich roasted malts. I think for a black ale it's a bit much.
Aromas of roasted nearly burnt malts chocolate and bright citrusy hops.
This medium bodied beer has a rich roasted malt taste that is very pronounced. Hints of chocolate come through as well as citrusy hops. Just like the nose.
Weez seems a bit unsettled and unbalanced. Drinks thin and almost watery.
It's good and I like it but it could be better.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 12:28:02 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of kjfinnerty


3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown almost black with a huge 2+ in. of tan head.

S - Roasted malt, accented by fruity hops

T - Citrus and pine, with light coffee.

M - Medium to light body. High carbonation.

O - Excellent brew from Maine Beer Co. Definitely recommend and would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 19:31:59 | More by kjfinnerty
Photo of MDDMD


4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, cocoa, pine, tropical fruit

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee, pine , light topical fruit,earthy, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and crisp

O-nice black ale, good flavors and feel, solid ale

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 19:08:06 | More by MDDMD
Photo of jlindros


3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just finished Another One, so time to do this back to back. Not expecting a lot since I'm not a huge fan of American Black Ales, but we'll see. Bottled 09/03/13 same as Another One.

A darker mocha colored 2 finger fluffy head similar to Another One but darker colored, fades semi slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer with no light coming through.

Nose brings a lot more of the dark malts, little mocha and roast, a little fresh coffee and roast, little dark powdered cocoa mix aroma, lots of black malt too. Hops are there but not much, they are drowned out by the dark malts and roast, the hops that come out are more on the spicy chewy side, amazing how the same hops can take a completely different perspective depending on how the malts mask or complement it. The deeper I nose a slight hint of a citrus and fruity hop character come through, a hint of pineapple interestingly, and some fluffy nougat.

Taste brings chocolate, dark malts, powdered cocoa, baker's choc, and a little black malt to start. A little creamy, and some light caramel and nougat, but not a lot of either, with touch of roast and coffee. Then Hops come through a lot more than the nose, but again the spicy chewy aspect of the hops. Again amazing how different the hops taste than on Another One. The nice tropical fruits, resin, and citrus really get masked by the dark malts, and the spicy chewy hops shine through with help from the tannins of the dark roasty malts. I eventually get a little citrus, a mild floral hop, touch of rind, and a little generic fruit but not much, and it's hard to get any of that. The caramel comes out a bit more as it warms, as well as a bit of orange peel citrus hop. Finish is dry but not as dry as Another One, a little sticky like, quite bitter and about the same overall bitterness, long lingering bitterness, hint of pine but mostly spicy and chewy.

Mouth is med bod, a little creamy, decent carb almost fluffy.

Overall not bad for a black IPA, nice malts, the hops get a little in the way of it, and the malts get in the way of the hops, so overall again I think this is a completely flawed style, and this shows why. Two different beers, same hops, different malts, the wheat and light malt beer in the Another One was awesome and the hops brought resin, tropical fruit, juicy generic fruit, floral aroma, very nice hop character. The dark malts drown out the nice part of the hops, and contrast what comes through from the nice hops, and brings out the less interesting parts of the hops, just not nearly as tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:38:00 | More by jlindros
Photo of jbaker67


3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, resinous, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, pine, tropical fruits, caramel and a light bitter finish. Medium body. Slightly dry. Average carbonation. Good Black IPA. A tad watery on the finish, but well balanced and drinkable aplenty.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:32:21 | More by jbaker67
Photo of Greywulfken

New York

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pitch black cat with a tall hat of dark brown foam; fluffy lace trails

S: darkly roasted malts and earthy, herbal hops; made me think of wet, deep, dark, nutrient-rich soil - that may sound off-putting, but I found it inviting

T: this is a toward the dry and roasty end of the spectrum, but with a big juicy mouthfeel. I picked up lots of bittersweet flavors throughout. Spices of some sort flash and fade into mellow toastiness and dark chocolate char. Very understated.

M: roasty and crisp, slightly coating, full-bodied, dense, balanced right between a bittersweet & wet and roasty dry finish - super easy drinking.

O: real good beer - can't see any fan of ABAs not liking it, and I think it has a very approachable character for any drinker. On par, in my estimation, with most of the popular beers in the ABA style.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 01:29:00 | More by Greywulfken
Photo of deltatauhobbit


4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a wicked black color with a large light tan head, head is a bit too much though since it took forever to fade, tons of patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell starts out with a strong pine hop aroma, a burnt roasted malt backing accompanies the piney hops to help balance things.

Taste surprisingly hits first with a burnt malt backing, a lingering bitterness from the malt similar to what coffee would have but this definitely does not have a coffee flavor, piney hops have a strong presence and add a different kind of bitterness to this beer, carbonation is somewhat subdued but more than adequate, good body with a decent stickiness.

This beer reminds me of the original trial batch of Zoe years ago before it became an amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 21:47:35 | More by deltatauhobbit
Photo of hooliganlife


3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

thanks thechrislife for this

pours dark black, huge cocoa head just lifted over the glass. thick lacing and retention. had no idea this was dark until i poured it.

light citrus and grapefruit with plenty of charcoal and roast. a bit of a sweet nuttiness

very heavy on the roasted malt. charred through out with some bitter dark chocolate and espresso or french roast. citrus is lighter here, roasted malt being more dominant.

body is light for a 7%, easy drinking. sweet and simple

this and Another One are the same hops with different grains. i found the hops being far more dominant in Another One. this is like a hoppy stout, and in a great way.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 23:39:01 | More by hooliganlife
Photo of lordofthewiens


3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 22:00:30 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hefty pour into a chalice. Bottled on 6/11/13.

Don’t let the color of this beer fool you. Wonderful aroma. I can inhale this one all night and the color and the head are great. But the taste does not match. Needs more of a malty backbone, some sweetness for balance. This is no Sublimely Self Righteous or Wookey Jack.

A – Pours brown with a mousy light brown 3-finger lasting head. A nice sticky lacing.

S – Floral hoppiness, sweetness, faint pepper.

T – Hoppy bitterness, unbalanced like an IPA, some roastiness, but minimal malitness.

MF – Medium light bodied, dry finish, but not necessarily a lasting bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 02:04:06 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of WunderLlama


3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a stein

Beautiful , huge four finger tan foam cap . Big and frothy. Puffy lacings on the glass as it settles down. Pitch black liquid...who knows what lurks in the darkness?

Aroma of pine with a hint of citrus.

Hops forward, bit of coffee malt. Bitter finish, not too sharp. Medium mouthfeel.

Recommended by my local beer shop, I gave it a try. Did not know what I was trying as the label said "ale." It is a black ale with a good dose of hops. I tried it, but, not my type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 02:14:25 | More by WunderLlama
Photo of Bicyclette

New Hampshire

3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my fave from Maine Beer Co.

A rich, deep, brown-black with a golden off-white foam... This beer's malt gives a burnt toast char aftertaste that just doesn't suit me. But, the fragrance is great and the mouthfeel, while a little lighter than I'd expected... has active little bubbles that keep it far from feeling flat.

Hops are still present. Maine Beer Co loves to showcase their hops.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 20:29:20 | More by Bicyclette
Photo of PicoPapa


3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz bottle that was bottled on 080613. Pours a pitch black color with 2+ inches of frothy, light brown head. Tons of lacing. Aromas of sweet grapefruit, citrus hops, smoke and chocolate. The taste is more of the chocolate and smoke than the citrus hops, which is the exact opposite of the aroma. Earthy with lots of dark chocolate bitterness. Some grapefruit sprinkled in here and there. Dark roast black coffee and espresso at the finish. Lots of malt flavor. Heavily carbonated. Most of the bitterness here doesn't come from the citrus hops but rather the dark chocolate and espresso. The smell made me believe this was going to be a lot hoppier than it was. Overall, pretty good Black IPA that I'd say tastes more like a Porter than the recent run of hoppy Black Ales.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 23:39:39 | More by PicoPapa
Photo of Crazy4LegMoose


4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 8/2/2013

A: Dark black opaque ale with a massive head. First slow pour produced 4 fingers of fluffy brownish/tan head that left heavy cascading lacing on the glass. Next pour to finish the bottle added another two finger head. Very carbonated and good looking beer.

S: Pure grapefruit sweetness and bitterness in the nose, hints of melon and caramel in there as well.

T: Complex flavor. First rush is sweet grapefruit with hints of honey, cantaloupe and a little caramel. The carbonation kicks in to blend the flavors with some toasted chocolate, a little smoke and some minute amounts of coffee. Very good bitter finish as well as the hops hit first and bitter in the end.

M: Very creamy beer, not quite as thick and heavy as a stout even though it may look like one by the color. Good carbonation that really cuts the flavors in half.

O: Very good beer. I love the strong hop aroma of a good DIPA with the mix of roasted chocolate malt. Well balanced and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 20:07:25 | More by Crazy4LegMoose
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled August 6, 2013

Beer is black with a large tan head. Excellent retention. Very good lacing.

Nose contains roasted malt, hints of smoke and chocolate. Surprisingly malt forward. Fruity hop aromas are there behind, as well as a hint of pine.

Flavour wise, the malt again takes priority. Chocolate, a touch of smoke and a large roasted malt flavour. A bit of molassses. Citrus fruit is down in the mix. A bit of pine.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation level. Oily and a bit syrupy.

Overall, not bad, but considering that this is quite a fresh bottle, the hops are surprisingly overpowered by the malt. As a companion beer, Another One is much better.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 20:56:27 | More by jrenihan
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours pretty damn dark. Light can muster up much against the body. Head is a big, jagged mass of tan fluff. Loads of lacing.

S-Quite toasty. There is some char and a thick, piney hop aroma. Some subtle, fruity and floral hop notes.

T-I actually enjoyed the flavor more. The mixture of hop and roast is quite tasty. It finishes with a bitter coffee and chocolate flavor duo. The hops come off mostly with piney flavor. I find the dark, roasty flavors to have more of a presence than the hops.

M-Lighter. More of an IPA body than a Porter. I think that's pretty neat. Its pretty drinkable. Medium carbonation. Bitter from the burnt malt and the hops.

O/D-Pretty neat. My interest and enjoyment of Black IPAs has waned but this one is a treat.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 19:58:50 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably my least favorite of all the Maine Beer Co. offerings. Poured a 16.9 (8/6/2013) ounce into a chilled pint glass. That said it's still better then almost anything readily available at my local liquor store. I was tricked by the label claiming that it had the same hops as "Another One", which is one of my personal favorites. The change to the malts, which result in the vastly darker coloring really change the taste and give it a much more subdued flavor that can almost (almost) be described as burnt. The change in malts also apparently results in the lack of delicious aroma that it's brother from another mother(Another One) boasts. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 01:17:26 | More by mjstacker
Photo of OtherShoe2


4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a big rocky tan foam head and rings and gobs of foamy lace. Decent retention of the head, which actually seems to thicken.

Big grapefruit rind nose with some carbonized malt notes.

Big hop bitter bite up front, with an acidic tingle on the tongue. Big charred maltiness, with bitterness fighting thru that is more malt than hop. The beer mellows as the palate clears, with deep roasted bitterness and coffee notes. Bitter finish lingers at the end, but not overpowering. Touches of the citric ring pop up throughout. Nice beer.

Medium bodied, acidic and carbonated. Tingly beer.

When this style is done well, it is very good. This is very good. Nice characteristics overall, and great rich flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 23:13:03 | More by OtherShoe2
Photo of ryan1788a5


3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a globe. Bottling date of 8/6/13 means this is 13 days old at time of consumption.

A: Dim lighting, but it looks to be a muddy dark brown. The rocky tan head is doggedly persistent and retains extremely well. Lacing coats the glass and sticks everywhere.

S: Hop aromas of pine and tangerine. Perhaps a bit of melon and kiwi thrown in as well. Malt base contributes scents of soot and bittersweet chocolate, maybe a touch of brown bread.

T: Soot and char build on the attack. smokey, acrid edge. Bitter black coffee and dark chocolate. citrusy hops interject sharply and cut through the robust malt flavors. Tangerine and white grapefruit pith. Subtle pine, hints of lemon. Spike of alcohol toward the back, pineapple and tropical esters. Bittersweet chocolate, soft charcoal, and fading piney hops on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Ultra lush and creamy. Low carbonation, but just enough.

O: A good stab at a still developing style. It drinks very smoothly and strikes a nice balance between malt and hop.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 22:40:40 | More by ryan1788a5
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Rhode Island

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 8/19/13

Bottle dated 8/6/13

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, bordering on black - pours with a big, thick, creamy, dark tan/light brown head - eventually fades to a smaller, yet still solid cap (not as impressive as Another One, but still impressive) - leaves some nice streaks and blobs of lacing

Smell: Burnt, charred malts and burnt, charred citrus and pine - supposedly this has the same hops as Another One, but they are really muted by the burnt - burnt, charred grains and toast - straight-up chocolate malts, with some dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, and semisweet chocolate - burnt citrus rinds, pine needles, and burnt tropical fruits - some earthy, grassy, herbal, and minty notes

Taste: Follows the aroma with a lot of burnt and a lot of citrus - burnt, charred chocolate malts, char, dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, burnt toast, burnt grains - burnt pine, with some resin - burnt citrus rinds and some burnt tropical notes - herbal, grassy, earthy - some sweetness, with burnt molasses

Mouthfeel: Medium body, somewhat creamy, nicely carbonated, finishes burnt and dry, kind of dirty

Overall: Points deducted for not being called Weezy, for not being endorsed by Lil Wayne, and for not being purple drank

This is a very good black IPA, but it doesn't quite have the charm of Another One. The hop profile works better with lighter malts. This is still definitely worth a try, though.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 06:54:42 | More by angrybabboon
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$8.00 bottle from Abe's.

Pours a dark brown out of the bottle, in the glass it's pure black, even when held to the light. Softball of dark tan airy foam that rocked up above the rim. Good drippy lace.

Like its sister beer, there is some strong citrus in the nose, but its battling for nostril space with some roast coffee and chocolate.

Taste starts with some deep coffee. Juicy fruits follow on top, though the coffee sticks around underneath. Good bitter bite right at the swallow. Lingering coffee.

Smooth rich mouthfeel.

A very tasty treat. It did nothing to convince me that Black IPAs are simply hoppy stouts, but its well worth having.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 04:44:22 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into an oversized snifter. Bottled 6/11/2013, so it's a little old. I had Maine Another One a couple of days prior to this review.

Appearance - My experience with Another One yielded a small puddle on my counter from overflow, so I was careful with this pour. Nonetheless, the mocha head was enormous. Two fingers atop a black beer that in total completely filled my CBS snifter. Great retention. Lacing forms rings inside the glass.

Smell - Bright citrus, lots of dark roasted malts. Loads of coffee. Cuts into the citrus. Perhaps muting some of the orange and tropical notes, yielding more of a grassy hop aroma.

Taste - Again it's a battle of hops and dark malts, never quite in harmony. Grapefruit and grassy herbal hopes with an almost burnt coffee flavor. The malt flavor lacks a little bit of depth. No sweetness to it. Slightly smokey notes. Mild bitter finish, as much from malt as from hop.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, dropping off to medium light in the finish. Not quite rich enough for what it's trying to do.

Overall - I expected some really great things after enjoying the dickens out of Another One. This just didn't impress me anywhere near as much. Also not as enjoyable as Collaboration Time.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 02:54:17 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of portia99


4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 23:08:22 | More by portia99
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4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured an opaque black with lots of thick tan had.
S: It smelled like fresh grapefruit and pineapple, with some citrus zest and a hint of dry mocha.
T: It tasted like grapefruit and pineapple and dark chocolate, with some honey and dry roasted coffee. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with fine natural carbonation. Beautiful body.
D: This was an excellent black IPA. It looked like a top stout, smelled like a top IPA, and tasted like a perfect mix of top stout and top IPA. The body was fantastic, and the finish was smooth, so it was really easy to drink. I find no fault in this brew. One of the best in class, and definitely recommended. Well done, Maine.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 01:01:38 | More by Pencible
Photo of Jimmys


4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into snifter. bottled 06.11.13.

A: pours a very dark brown with a dark brown frothy head. retention is terrific. minor lacing.

S: citrus starts the nose off with a bevy of dark malt undertones. meaty and rich. however, every revisit brings back even more American hop presence. pine. very promising.

T: the acridness of the roast is strong, but not overbearing. a hop bitterness is there too. finish has a ton of dark chocolate, roast, and a good bit of espresso. a minor astringency in the finish, but it is almost expected with the amount of roast here.

M: a slightly creamy mouthfeel on a pretty ful and rich body.

D: a pretty solid black IPA from Maine. great hop nose while still remaining to show a solid malt presence, especially with the roast. very enjoyable. a little surprised not as many people agree with me.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 01:39:15 | More by Jimmys
Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.