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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
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California, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on 04/09/2010 from a 750ml bought fresh at Wade's Wines in Agoura Hills, CA. Served chilled. Poured in a large tulip as recommended on the bottle.

A: Pours a ruddy brown color, with a reasonable head that dissipated and laced down to some fine bubbles.

S: Sweet, but right there with it was a lot of earthy fruits and just a hint of estery alcohol.

T & M: Strong, sweet malts, and a fig/raisin tinge. Well done.

D: Definitely a beer to seek out if you enjoy the style. Kinda pricey, but then, everything from AleSmith is. I can't wait to a) taste one aged and b) enjoy a barrel-aged version.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 03:47:57 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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VaTechHopHead


4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Non-transparent dark brown, huge tan head with ton of lacing down the glass.

S - Big spicy malt aroma, molasses and faint spicy hops. It's a little complex but fantastic smelling.

T - Yeast esters, spicy malts, and a slight dark fruit taste. Nice warming sensation towards the end also.

M/D - Medium to heavy body, nicely carbonated with just the right amount of small carbonation volumes. Semi-dry finish from the hops with just the slightest ethyl alcohol aftertaste.

Would definitely love to have more of this!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 23:22:37 | More by VaTechHopHead
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: cloudy, orange/brown in color, 1/2 inch head, high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt, caramel, earth, alcohol--a very malty smell

Taste: caramel, earth, bread, alcohol, and chocolate

Mouthfeel: moderately sweet borderline very sweet with some bittering alcohol tones, medium/heavy body

Drinkability: My first beer from them and wow is this a winner. This is a nice and super complex malt bomb. This is a great beer regardless of style. I like this a lot.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 13:09:57 | More by tigg924
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ibbjamin

California

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid $14.99 for a 750ml bottle from Perry's Liquor in Livermore, CA. Poured into a large snifter to review.

Gives a big head; off white and tightly knit with some frothage up top. Dark brown in color with deep ruby coming through when held to a bright light. A nice quarter inch layer of retention and thick trails of lace.

Aroma is sweet and malty yet still well balanced with a touch of earthy hops. Mild fruity notes of plum and raisin and even hints of thick molasses and toffee. Not a very big nose, but intriguing and complex nonetheless.

The first mouthfull reminds me quite a bit of an imperial stout; dark chocolate and expresso with roasted malts.

The mouthfeel differs from that of a stout though as it is not quite full bodied and not nearly as thick and viscous. Still relatively thick and goes down nice and creamy. Lively carbonation and nice drinkabilty.

This is one style of beer that varies greatly from beer to beer. I thought this to be a more mild Imperial Stout than some of the other's I've tried in its style.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2010 03:44:19 | More by ibbjamin
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle bought online from Beermerchants.com..

Poured a deep dark russet brown colour... creamy mocha head poured small and quite fizzy then faded fairly quickly to patchy wispy covering with thicker edging... some light strands of lacing...

Aroma - Lots of rich treacle sweetness mixed with dark fruits (dates, prunes, fig and raisins), toated bready (mainly fruit loaf) malts, vanilla, nutmeg spiciness, sweet toasted nuttiness, dark chocolate and liquorice, faint trace of smoke, some of the 10% alcohol just noticeable..

Taste... Molasses, alcohol soaked fruits (figs, prunes, date, some raisins also), some light smokiness comes through after the sweetness, fresh vanilla, toasted bready malts, malt loaf, marsala notes, quite a lot of spiciness - pepper and nutmeg, some light medicinal notes, faint anise...

Feel - Too much carbonation which makes it quite sharp on the tongue - this fades a touch as the beer warms up... medium / full bodied... Drinkability is pretty decent even for a beer of 10%..

Overall - A decent enough brew but could probably do with some aging to mellow things out... certainly recommended though...

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2010 10:39:20 | More by mdagnew
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coldmeat23

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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wyattshotmaker

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip,nice brown color with decent lacing and a head that transformed into a small persistent head. rich caramel flavor with a hint of dark fruit.

taste is caramel with very very soft hints chocolate and coffee.a bit of very clean in terms of esters and phenolic compounds. i kinda like a bit of esters in a scotch ale even though they are not part of the traditional style.

mouthfeel is pretty full with moderate carbonation.overall very drinkable,not sure if it's worth the price but it is very good none the less.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 03:14:20 | More by wyattshotmaker
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Lothore

California

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a deep ruddy brown hue with a gigantic, chunky head.

S- Sweet, grape, vinous notes, hints of brown sugar

T- Dark fruit, slight coffee notes, hints of grape.

M- Thick with medium carbonation.

D- Extremely drinkable. I liked this one more than the BA version even though it was more tame.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 04:27:47 | More by Lothore
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GreatWeisseHope

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A; Murky (not to style), dark brown with tan head - good retention.

S: Not a strong caramel component, which is necessary for this style. Low esters, low hops, no diacetyl, and alcohol present (all to style).

T: Caramel notes come across as crystal malts, not kettle caramelisation, hop bitterness bites and lingers (not to style), finish with a bit of roast was rough, the malt notes are overwhelmed by the alcohol.

M: Alcohol warmth dominant, full bodied, moderate carbonation.

D: Rough and strong, just begging for a hangover if you can manage to drink more than one. The bottle I had will probably be the last one I have.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 20:05:42 | More by GreatWeisseHope
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Docer

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found a bottle of this at The Beermongers here in Portland....

- Nutty dark solid brown... barely see through it... thick 2 fingers of mocha head as I even poured it slow, tumbler glass at a 45. Leaves a nice amount of drifting foam and lacing all about.

- Rich and roasty malt, caramel... candied caramel, and burnt caramel.... some spice, and a bit of hop bitterness.... almost a touch of coffee... but coffee with lots of milk and sugar.

- Smooth malty goodness right from my cellar at 55 Deg. F. Sweet candied caramel, light bitter hopping... smooth sailing, and warming.

- Little chalky, medium bodied... watering sweetness.

- Great drinkability and the alcohol is only later warming in the gut. Overall its great, but just a tad too sweet. Perhaps it would be better to let it sit longer to balance out.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 01:41:24 | More by Docer
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to Kegatron.

Pours a deep dark burgundy color with one finger of creamy smooth off white head.

Scent of caramel, tobacco, earth, brown sugar, chocolate, oak, grain, some alcohol, and maple syrup. Nice and robust with great complexity, the alcohol is mild and give a nice subtle heat to back up the richness.

Taste of caramel, tobacco, chocolate, light ash, gummy candy, oak, sweet bourbon, maple syrup, and sharp grain. A very smooth flavor; rich and complex, but not overpowering and smooth with a hint of warming alcohol. Unfortunately, this falls just short of being a 5.

Mouthfeel is medium heavy bodied and smooth with a bite of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 02:25:44 | More by paco1029384756
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berkey

California

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Dannyhipps for hooking me up with this bottle. I've been coveting this beer for a long time now. 750ml bottle poured into a tulip. From notes 12/03/09.

Very dark brown in color, appears nearly black at a distance but shows some rich garnet hues when held to light. Considerably darker than others I've tried in the style. Forms a nice light tan head with average retention. Lacing is very nice.

Aromas are very rich and malty including strong caramel notes, pan dulce, and cocoa. Yeast presence is also quite noticeable. Was half expecting Alesmith to hop this one up a little but I'm not getting that at all so far. More fruit comes though as it reaches room temperature.

More cocoa and caramel on the palate. There are some subtle hints of dark berries and alcohol mid sip along with some yeast and an herbal black licorice character on the finish. As it warms this character fades a bit and chocolate becomes the most prominent flavor on the aftertaste.

Prickly carbonation compliments the flavor profile very well. Alcohol burn is just a hair more noticeable than I'd like which makes me think I should have sat on this a little longer. Even so, it drinks better than the 10 % listed on the bottle. I'm having no problems getting through my second glass at this stage in the review and I'm sure to finish the bottle with no problems.

Another great Alesmith brew. Although it doesn't quite soar to the heights of their world class IPA I think they did an excellent job on this. Covers all the points I look for in the style. Wouldn't mind a little more complexity mid palate but I still enjoyed this immensely.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 07:57:56 | More by berkey
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MountainBeagle

California

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall: Outstanding beer that would do Scotland proud!

This was a 750mL bottle from 2009 - 10% ABV
It wasn't in the cellar at all, can't wait that long.

Color is as it should, dark and can't see through it. 2 finger head that immediately disappeared.

The smell was almost non existent for me but that's what I expect from the style.

Taste is very good, tons of malt and alcohol. A lot of other things are present here that I don't have the palate to put my finger on but it is delicious what ever it is.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth

Drinkability will be harsh for some, its a 10% scottish ale. This is the kind of beer I live for, so i gave it a high rating.

Side Notes: I really like this beer and the style so it works for me. I highly recommend letting this cellar for at least 6 months, however I don't practice what I preach. It's gone right away for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2009 00:04:27 | More by MountainBeagle
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TheJollyHop

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown with three fingers worth of head. Copious amounts of lacing is left inside the glass.

Fragrance of cherries, raisins and sticky sweet malt as the ale warms, roasted notes pervade.

Tasting this rich, bready, and chewy ale, there were traces of chocolate, coffee, followed up by the slightest hop backbone.

The ABV is cleverly masked, leaving behind a nice warming effect without the booziness. A very drinkable, pleasant representation of a Scottish strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2009 21:53:05 | More by TheJollyHop
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle courtesy of Mauerhan. Thanks Topher!

Big ole 750ml capped bottle, it pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a 2 finger head of off white foam. No refrigeration seen for this puppy....close to room temp when served.

Lots of caramel malt, some grain and bread, and a light roastiness in the smell. This is a *tough* style for me to enjoy as I've had a lot of misses that other folks deemed very highly. That's the reason I traded for this. I *want* another hit!

The taste brings a lot of caramel sweetness, some bready notes, a sense of some dark fruits, toffee, a wee bit of chocolate and quite a bit of alcohol. Very warming but actually nice. There's a light bitterness here as well that I'd say comes from dark chocolate like goodness but it's in its right place and not over bearing. Tasty is what I have here and I'm happy about that.

Very close to being full bodied with a lightish amount of carbonation, this is a very smooth in the mouth Wee Heavy. Head retention...excellent. Lacing...above average.

Drinkability? The taste seem to be just right for me though the alcohol is ever present. I'll split it down the middle and says it has good drinkability. In the next month or so(if that long), the drinkability factor could easily rise but I'm drinking it now with some very late summer like temps so take that as you will. Bottom line, this is a tasty and drinkable example of the style and Alesmith, once again, did not let me down. A great brewery, all around.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 23:37:33 | More by Bitterbill
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep, lustrous copper with a medium light tan head that reduces to a thin cap and leaves spotty lace.

S-Caramel sweetness, oak, vanilla, dark cherries and a touch of alcohol burn all combine really nicely,

T-Rich caramel and toffee with a bit of tartness. Sharp spiciness and a touch of drying oak in the finish.

M-Whoa! Medium bodied and smooth---->SUPER smooth. Easily comparable to Port with a rich, viscous feel.

D-An excellent brew---rich toffee, slick and super smooth this is a hard one to dislike! A brew made for a snifter!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 11:51:12 | More by Deuane
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stevenseg

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Scotch ales are typically very caramelly and the alcohol heavy. I am looking for a very robust flavor and have never been disappointed by Alesmith ales. Give me a great Scotch ale!

The Wee Heavy Scotch ale pours nice and dark. I think I may have overdone the pour as I ended up with a little too much head (not a bad case when you're not talking about beer). It's probably going to be a little flat for me. The head is nice and sticky and has some staying power. It sits atop a nice dark and thick brown body.

The nose is very sweet. Almost like a wine or blunt cider. Very little hops or peat roasting evident. The Wee Heavy reminds me more of a barleywine.

There is a very caramel-like taste coming through. I love it. The malts are roasted to perfection. Not much hop bitter on the back end, but that's not what Scotch ales are about.

I cannot judge the mouthfeel aside from body. My daughter knocked over the bottle and totally ruined the conditioning. It seems like it would be balanced, however. Wee Heavy is a very heavy-bodied beer, though, and I think I like a little less in Scotch ales. The caramel notes and a slightly lighter body would be heavenly and...

...really improve the drinkability. As it stands, the Wee Heavy taste is outstanding. Like I said, a lighter body would be nice, but I understand it's hard to get the sweetness without some viscosity. Overall Alesmith has not let me down again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 04:21:12 | More by stevenseg
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bulletrain76

California

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Malty-sweet aroma with caramel, dried fruits, smoke, and nuts. The flavor is intense, with caramel, dries fruit, smoky earth, and just tons of malt. there are hops there, but good luck trying to pick them out. Full body with medium carbonation with small bubbles. Really good stuff. A quite refined sipping beverage. The balance makes it very drinkable for it's strength. Only marginal alcohol is detected, though you feel it if you drink to fast.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 00:27:34 | More by bulletrain76
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Very excited to find this in a trade with raoulduke37. Thanks again, Art!

Poured into a tulip glass with a fizzy sound like cola, but oh so much deeper brown with only tiny ruby highlights. The two-finger cappuccino head fell to a quarter-inch with a lot of action from tiny, fast-rising bubbles forming a honeycomb head. Good-lookin', even with no lacing.

Smell is rich with caramel malt, very sweet & just a little roasty. Toasted marshmellow & other delicious caramelized sugars.

Taste is powerful in so many ways: the booze & the malt are like a one-two punch, so sweet & thick & strong. The alcohol is almost overwhelming, but gives way just before it's too late.

The mouthfeel is creamy & active, & what I find really intriguing is the aftertaste: 4 or 5 seconds after swallowing, this roasty toasty graham crackery goodness rolls in & sits down, with some mild roasted bitterness helping to even out & finish a little dry. Even after that, there's a lingering kind of fruitiness that I really enjoy. I love that this beer continues to work its magic after the sip is done.

I like this a whole lot, the only problem is that alcohol hits a little hard, hindering the drinkability. I aged this a good 6 months, maybe could use even a little more. I'd love to try!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 21:37:08 | More by OneDropSoup
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Bung

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml. A darker brown pour than I expected, a thick cream colored head that really hung around, almost like a Guiness foam. Smells of burnt/roast malt, molasses, brown sugar, peat. Taste is a compliment of the nose. Lots of malt, toffee/caramel and brown sugar/molasses. Some ash, earthy peat. Not much bittering, but some booze and warmth going down. Really liked the mouthfeel, nice carbonation and almost creamy. Drinkability seemed good, though this is a bit warming and filling, but that is to be expected. Certainly deserving of the high listing in the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 02:24:04 | More by Bung
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popery

California

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

Excellent Scotch Ale, deep and warm. AleSmith is one of the best breweries around and the Wee Heavy lives up to the rest of the lineup. It pours a rich, deep burgundy without a mote of haze. The off-white head leaves plenty of lacing. It's a pretty beer. The aroma is thick with fruity malt flavors and warming alcohol. It smells like dried apricots and plums mashed up with fine rum. The aroma is like a caramelized Belgian quad, phenols and rich malt blend with melting sugar. I'm really not a big fan of the Scotch Ale generally speaking, but this beer hits the malt flavors just right. The malt is chewy and thick with a wonderful warming alcohol presence. It's an absolutely delicious beer, and, particularly with regard for the style, I wouldn't change a thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 05:57:59 | More by popery
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Gmann

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a near black color with a tight and dense khaki colored head. Very thick took its time dissipating and left a nice wall of lacing as it settled. You can feel the heavy as you poured it. The aroma is of raisins and figs, quite sweet. Hints of a roasted malt. The taste is of brown sugar and raisins, tobacco and roasted malt, hints of sherry and mocha. There is a lot going on in the flavor profile. The feel is way full bodied, nicely carbonated yet smooth; finishes with a roasted malt bitterness. WOW, wasn't expecting this. This is a wee wee heavy, almost stout like. Great look, great flavor profile, great range of flavors. Like to see some smoke flavors in this but other than that a very excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2009 04:22:10 | More by Gmann
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ricke

Sweden

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark ruby-colored with a small off-white head that leaves lacings that stays around to the end which is quite impressive for a beer of this size.

S: Sweet malts, lots of caramel, fruity notes and a gentle touch of alcohol.

T: Delicious malts all around. Very complex malt profile. Some bready notes, but most of all lots of caramel. With a complementary fruitiness, that has a very gentle tart character (perhaps caused by cellaring), I get a sensation similar to hard fruit candy. The finish as mildly bitter with more notes of malts, a gentle roasted note and some alcohol. The alcohol is nicely hidden and well integrated.

M: Medium body with a slick texture.

D: A well crafted beer. Very impressive malty profile and surprisingly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 22:38:50 | More by ricke
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this in early Dec '08 and placed it in my cellar. Today was the day.

This pours with a luxurious creamy off white head. The head show amazing retention then suddenly falls and becomes a thin 1/8th in cap of foam. The beer is the color of brown show polish with some mahogany tones when held to the light. Sneaky lacing seems to develop later...

Aroma is slightly fruity and has a hint of alcohol with a touch of molasses.

Wow, this is a smooth wonderful beer. The depth of the malt is the first thing that hits you. To say it's malty sweet would do it no justice. This is what I mean when I describe layers of malt. Some nice spice in the background that envelops the slight alcohol tone that's clearly present. Deep dark caramel and lots of nutty flavors along with a smokey nature. The complexity and depth here is fantastic. Of course the entire time it's smooth as silk.

This is clearly a big beer and the mouth feel is smooth but the body is bold... There is a slight warming sense to this.

I am enjoying this on an August night, but it's making me want to get more for a cold winter night... I can see sipping this in front of a fire. Something tells me I'll get that chance.

Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 00:02:21 | More by Reagan1984
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rye726

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich coffee color with a nice tan head.

Nose has rich roasted malts, chocolate, ripe pitted fruits, molasses, very subtle hops and peppery alcohol.

Taste has dark plums, figs, toffee, cocoa, smoked malts, cloves and herbs.

Medium to full body is well carbonated. Great example of the style from Alesmith. Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 04:28:00 | More by rye726
AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.