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AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

828 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 171
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark molasses or syrup-ish color with a thin foamy light-tan head

S: Dark fruit (fig/prune) with a good presence of alcohol.

T: Again with the dark fruit! Very tastey!!! Finishes with a nice figgy-plum flavor.

M: Perfect for the style. Carbonation hits with just the right amount of potency. Leaves a nice flavor of plum and alcohol which coats the entire mouth quite evenly.

D: will definately have this beer again. Very nice! loved it!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 08:39:30 | More by Pehlman
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pkalix

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

wee heavy, my butt . . . this stuff is just plain HEAVY....
beautiful thick creamy, rich HEAD on top of a super dark brown and thick liquid. malty aroma; malty and sweet to the point of wondering if this ought to be classified as a dopplebock....what IS the difference between a wee heavy and a dopplebock, anyway?
some bitterness at the front, the sweet aroma is definitely taking a back seat to this bitter 'twang'. thick and heavy, bitter and twang-y. I guess the 10% abv is why it's so difficult to quaff down... maybe a good storage in a bourbon barrel would do it some good....
overall, it does its job. and a good job it does. it's decent, it's not terribly difficult to drink, and at 10% that's an admirable quality. but the higher abv does seem to make a difference and maybe this one can stand to make an improvement? or, maybe at a BA score of 93, it doesn't need to improve itself.... it just seems a bit 'thick' to me. but still a great finished product!

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 22:51:03 | More by pkalix
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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS:Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 55 degrees

This liquid is a very dark amber/brown color. It has a decent head, which is about one finger thick, that is the color of espresso foam. This recedes to a foamy surface covering of varying thickness. The lacing is fairly full and quite sticky.

The nose is full of roasted malt notes. It has a very nice level of caramel and brown sugar sweetness. Hints of butterey (english) toffee. Light touches of dark fruits are underneath. I'm getting traces of toasted coconut also, which is unexpected, but seems to work really well. Light notes of earthy nuttiness.

The roasted malt notes dominate the flavor. They are offset by a good amount of caramel presence. Minor hints of brown sugar are noted. It has a good deal of tobacco mixed in with the nuttiness, with a touch of leather. Light hint of dark coffee, with a touch of cream and sugar. Mild vanilla notes. It has an almost bourbon-like element to it, flavorwise, which really makes me want the B.A. version of this one, even more.

This is full-bodied and has a low-to-medium level of carbonation. I'd like to see the carbonation level 'tweaked' to get some creaminess into it. (But that's just personal opinion.)

This is very tasty and easy-to-drink. The 10.0%abv, while well disguised, is not subtle at all with it's effects though. I'm barely to the halfway point of this 750ml and am already starting to feel it(!).
Another great brew from Alesmith.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 20:33:56 | More by coldmeat23
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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.