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Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series)

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BA SCORE
83
good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 24
Gots: 31 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Duhast500 on 02-24-2010)
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Paul_Apsley

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-07-2013 14:31:59 | More by Paul_Apsley
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rx-beer

Puerto Rico

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-02-2013 23:24:02 | More by rx-beer
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

09-02-2013 02:10:10 | More by jaydoc
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SQUIDMANXXX

Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark Brown with a great creamy foam head if you want one, or as I prefer none so I pour slowly.
Taste: Strong but not over powering, complex and almost perfect for me Regardless if you don't like Scotch Ales, which until now never had any that I really like that much. This is my number one beer, not style. American beer has come a long way and this is a shining example but not the only one in the Imperial series that is not only head and shoulders above any American beer but any foreign made beer also. Also a great example of a beer that is well worth the it's price!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 06:57:41 | More by SQUIDMANXXX
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-29-2013 23:36:00 | More by UncleAddie
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-29-2013 21:54:30 | More by NumberNone
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sneezye

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2013 03:21:24 | More by sneezye
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robbee


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-18-2013 19:52:33 | More by robbee
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-16-2013 19:40:45 | More by timjim1327
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-15-2013 20:58:05 | More by BMart
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-15-2013 14:39:41 | More by jgunther71
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schiltron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-14-2013 23:04:58 | More by schiltron
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-13-2013 01:57:14 | More by bigaddy
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Metalaero

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-11-2013 19:44:49 | More by Metalaero
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DarthGator

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-10-2013 21:50:06 | More by DarthGator
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AKuehn47

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-05-2013 21:20:16 | More by AKuehn47
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-01-2013 17:19:14 | More by krome
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to find any date on this one, which is odd for a Samuel Adams product.

Appearance: Dark murky brown with a thin tan head that's left some lacing. Not the prettiest of beers.

Aroma: Raisin, caramel, brown sugar, and liqueur. Robust with dark fruits.

Taste: First sip reveals a malt punch to the palate full of hearty caramelized fruit flavors. The first half continues this trend without getting too sweet and then the hops come out lending moderate bitterness which works well to complement the malt character. The flavor is pretty deep but not overly complex. Finish is smooth with an immediate nail polish remover tinge from the 10% ABV but it's quickly covered up by the signature smoked flavor of peat malt. The flavor goes on for a while in the aftertaste with dark malt contributing hazelnut coffee and toffee to the experience. Decently impressed with this one.

Mouthfeel: Full to almost thick in body with a syrupy nature about it. Good carbonation that keeps things from getting too heavy and an ease of drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I'd heard good things about the Sam Adams Imperial series and it seems I heard right. There's a lot to like about this beer. Well done. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 22:16:02 | More by JamesMN
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2013 20:05:29 | More by Eric908
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AnotherBeerGeek

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2013 21:31:17 | More by AnotherBeerGeek
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Jackal

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9%

07-26-2013 04:27:02 | More by Jackal
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2013 03:57:19 | More by CelticAleMan
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

07-21-2013 14:12:11 | More by dgherm
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kyle86

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-20-2013 23:19:26 | More by kyle86
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cam12

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-16-2013 04:11:39 | More by cam12
Samuel Adams Wee Heavy (Imperial Series) from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.