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AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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970 Ratings
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93
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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 187
Gots: 207 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2004

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The smell is overloaded with alcohol. Tastes very chocolaty.... a lot of coffee as well.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer is a dark brown with deep mahogany highlights around the edges when held up to the light. The body this on the lighter side of heavy, but the feel is full and slick.

The smell is a mix of dark fruit, brown sugar, a hint of yeast, and alcohol.

The flavor opens up big with a baseline of dates and figs mixed with caramel. Hints of cocoa come through mid-sip as the alcohol enters the mix, which gives the underlying flavor something of a brandy-like quality. As the alcohol continues to push at the close, the cocoa fades and earthy hops come through.

The lasting flavor mixes dark candied fruit balanced by alcohol and light herbal and spicy hops.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A - Dark brown, with a hint of redness to it. Held up to the light, it is hazy and cloudy with what light manages to get through. Pours with a generous two fingers head, which falls away to non-existence. There is not so much lacing as this beer sticks to the side of the glass forming legs.

S - Dark fruit: Caramel and toffee, dried cherry, figs, dates, and raisins, swimming in a dark, sugary alcohol aroma. Smells reminiscent of black rum, rich with molasses, smoke and the bitterness of burnt sugar.

T - It is as if a caramel and toffee malt bomb went off in my mouth. Tastes the same as it smells, molasses, rum and the full spread of dark fruits. The finish is a little bitter, like earthy smoke and burnt sugar dancing with dark cherries.

M - The near lack of carbonation makes this a very thick beer; combined with all the sweetness, you might think it would be syrupy or cloying. But it isn't, mostly because there is just enough alcohol to overcome the sweetness, and leave just a bit of warmth.

O - This is, without a doubt, a big beer. There is so much going on that it could have been a jumbled, incoherent mess, but instead, the flavors work with each other, and then give way to the next set of tastes. If I didn't know this was a Wee Heavy, I could believe it was a Quadrupel, or perhaps a Barleywine.

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.