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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

676 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 20
Gots: 55 | 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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Ratings: 676 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +2%

IanSpindler, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle. 'Weez' does indeed sound like a swell name for a kitty-cat, especially one recently removed from its stray status.

This beer pours a rather solid russet brown-tinted black, with a foaming tower of frothy, dense, and somewhat creamy dark beige head, which leaves a thorough array of webbed bonsai tree lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away. One sexy-looking brew, I gotta say.

It smells of roasted, kind of meaty caramel malt, a touch of nutty toffee sweetness, dry chocolate and lightly milked coffee, dank pine-heavy forest floor, singed orange and grapefruit flesh, and a further bitter floral, earthy hoppiness. The taste is a damned-near perfect blend of peppy citrus rind/pine tips/musty herbal hop notes, and lightly toasty and roasty bready caramel malt, with some lesser cocoa, coffee, black licorice, a hint of wet ash, and a sort of removed floral, perfumed alcohol warming.

The carbonation is quite tight, yet quite genial about it, the body a stocky medium weight, and mostly smooth, the hops taking their minor ounce or two of flesh, and even a tad creamy, in the airy sense. It finishes barely off-dry, the roast pulling in the reins, and the citrus and pine notes settling into a pleasant sort of oblivion.

For a style that I am mostly not even middling about, this is the exception that seems to shatter my rule - roasty, toasty malt, and the typically heady citrus, pine, and floral hops of the perfect IPA. Ok, I've seen this before, but never in such a pleasantly rounded and integrated manner - it's like I know what I'm tasting, but suddenly I'm just freakin' fine with it. Huh. Anyways, this one makes an impression, in a very good way.

biboergosum, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of jofat
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

jofat, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of butters_mcgee
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

butters_mcgee, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of naphi23
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

naphi23, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev +2%

HollyHops, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of jaycar06
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jaycar06, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A beautiful pour: Nicely sculptured head, voluptuous lacing, dark color.

Mild nose perhaps a hint of toasted malt.

Flavor-- it comes on with exuberance but fades rapidly to a blank slate.. I wondered where everything went --- and so quickly!

It's got the beginnings of a nice ale-- that fruity hops and bitterness. The beer's dark in color but no real "weight" of anything toasted or baked-- or even half-baked. But it's flavor character-- something about it from it's initial debut on my pallet to it's short finish left me in a quandary-- I suddenly reminisce about Maine Beer Co's other libations.

Mouthfeel is good-- not outstanding, or noteworthy but it's good.

Overall I think this beer is wonderful and I could easily tank a quart right here an now with great satisfaction. Then again if I could tank a quart of any of MBCo's brews this one might just be a first course and I'd find myself welded to my seat by a different brew.
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gueuzeonhigh, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

mattsander, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

DBosco, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Cheld, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Daniellobo, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jfcaa193, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of jsf14
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jsf14, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a goblet.
Pours a very dark black color. Head is Caramel/brown. Head lasts at the top of the beer, lingers on the side of the glass after each sip.
Smell is a mix of light amount of hops with a caramel maltyness to it.
Tastes very light with some caramel, and a very light amount of hops. The bitterness from the Hops lingers very shortly after each sip. Feels very light.
This is on the better scale for me of all the Black IPAs that I have had. Very well done.

timmy2b, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

wonothesane42, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of fourstringer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Becker pilsner glass. Moderate hand. Label instructs to drink within 90 days of 123113. Just squeaking in there!

A: Essentially black, opaque body with 3 fingers of rocky, tan head. Good retention with nice lacing. Impressive.

S: Roasted malt. Cocoa. Coffee. Piney hop with lighter citrus, grapefruit notes. Earth. Bread. Light spice. Faint bourbon/booze. Brown sugar. Very balanced.

T: Chocolatey, roasted semi-sweet malt initially with a gradual swell of moderate hop bitterness. Dry finish. Nutty and roasty bitter notes linger on the palate. Light alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with a smooth effervescence. Moderate body. Very easy.

O: Another rock-solid offering from Maine Beer Co. Drinks superbly. A very even balance between the hops and the malt really lets you decide: Is it more hoppy? Or is it more malty? Well, it's both. Simultaneously.

Prost!

fourstringer, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Burkbom23, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

enelson, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

BrooBub, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

NYR_Rob, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

77apm, Mar 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ms11781, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

SharkNado, Mar 18, 2014
Weez from Maine Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.