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AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

827 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 170
Gots: 182 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2004)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 04/04/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of light tan head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A toasty malt driven aroma with big hints of caramel and dark fruits. Toasted malts with big hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, yeast, nuts, smoke, and some peat. Some roasty hints of chocolate as well. Sweet scent of brown sugar. Big dark fruit presence with hints of raisin, fig, prune, dark cherry, dates, and lots of juicy grapes. Subtle earthy hops in the background. A very good malty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a big malty taste of sweet caramel, toasty bread, and lots of juicy dark fruits. Toasted malts with a taste of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, smoke, peat, nuts, and yeast along with a slight roasted chocolate note. Sweet taste of brown sugar. Lots of dark fruit taste with notes of grapes, raisin, fig, prune, dates, and dark cherry. Subtle undertones of earthy hops in the background. Slight booze taste. A very good malt driven taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very juicy. Smooth with minimal alcohol heat felt.

Overall: A very good take on a Scotch Ale. Good toasty malt and smoke flavors. Great presence of dark fruits that almost make it seem like a Dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 06:56:40 | More by MattyG85
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. 04/04/2013 bottled date.

(A)- Pours a pretty dark burnt sienna brown with ruby red highlights. Some good tan colored froth.

(S)- Sweet but grainy with a nice raisin malty aroma.

(T)- Ever so slight roast meets nutty raisin and molasses. Ever so slightly grainy and bready on the finish. Tiny bits of cocoa.

(M)- A nice carbonation level meets a really nice balance of grainy malts and raisin.

(O)- An excellently balanced Wee Heavy with great depth and complexity without being too sweet or cloying.

Serving type: bottle

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750 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but has a store price tag dated 11/2/2012. Pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, brown bread, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, light smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Incredible complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, cocoa, smoke, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with an awesome malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and moderately slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Scotch ale! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate fruity yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An extremely amazing offering.

Serving type: bottle

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.