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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

623 Ratings
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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 21
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
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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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

JJSmash, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

RichH55, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MarkSansone, Aug 18, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

notdriving, Aug 18, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

500 ml bottle, with bottled on date 07/01/2014 printed on the label. Another new one to me from Maine Beer Company. Expectations are pretty good, considering I've enjoyed most of the beers I've tried from these guys.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a black colored body with hints of brown to it on the pour. Opaque in the glass with four big fluffy fingers of mocha head. Leaves behind some spotty lacing. Some yeast chunks are visible at the bottom of the glass. Looks pretty nice. 4

S - The aroma isn't very powerful, but it hits it's mark I'd say - a piney citrus hop presence paired nicely with a creamy, roasty chocolate malt bill. 3.5

T - Taste follows the nose - creamy roasty chocolate malt, and a nice piney, citrus hop bite. 4

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, roasty, resinous, and bitter on the finish. Medium-bodied with nice carbonation. 4

Overall, another nice beer from Maine Beer Company. I do probably prefer Maine Beer Company Another One over this one, but both are nice beers in their own right.

Maine Beer Company Weez -----4/5.

mfnmbvp, Aug 17, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

barflybastard, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

gonzo000, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

vonnerbeer, Aug 13, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured a very attractive deep black-brown color with a 3 F head in a Spiegalgau glass.
Nice lacing.

The aroma at first is strong malt and later there is a strong vegetation smell- not quite rank or barnyard- but close.

The mouth feel was moderately carbonated.

The taste is deep dark roasted malt and less pronounced chocolate( chocolate malt?). There is some hoppy bitterness in the finish, but on the moderate side.

The finish is also very malty- the beer in general has a strong malt backbone which defines its character. Smooth- yet very malty, deep roasted, light bitterness.

This is a black ale- or one could call it a black IPA. It's different than other deep malted
IPAs- there is a lighter touch in the bitterness and finish.

I greatly enjoy every beer I taste from Maine Brewing.

brureview, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

rbrefbeerman, Aug 09, 2014
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Wasupmx, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

ronricorossi, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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JT99125, Aug 07, 2014
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gio540, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

costanzo_mike, Aug 07, 2014
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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.

3.8/5: Very good black ale; would be fantastic with more cohesion

ThisWangsChung, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.