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AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

953 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 953
Reviews: 424
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 184
Gots: 203 | FT: 14
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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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A: It pours a very dark brown bordering on black with zero clarity. A small off white head about one finger thick forms, but fades with very little resistance.

S: Toasted biscuits, toffee, raisins, vanilla, with a bit of port wine from some age. The oxidization seems very minimal as there is zero cardboard. The more it warms I swear I can smell some herbal hops in the distance.

T: Toffee and vanilla upfront with a solid backbone of malty goodness in support. The raisins are still present with a slight twinge of apple from the yeast. The port notes carry through to the taste with a wisp of smokiness.

M: Medium to thick in the feel with low carbonation.

D: I really am digging this beer. At 10% it is super smooth and subtle. Quite the high wire act.

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

A- Light barley come through a deep red body with a nice tan head.

S- Smoke, roasted notes, caramel, slight alcohol and a unique mintiness, all blend together really well.

T- Big smoky flavor, was expecting it to be sweeter. Smoke and malt notes with a dry finish. Not as complex as the smell but still a nice straight forward flavor. Also the alcohol is masked super well.

M- Medium to medium-heavy; creamy smooth feel but it's thick or viscus. Very drinkable.

O- Awesome nose, pretty straight forward flavor and highly drinkable, very solid over all.

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

A-Pours with minimal creamy head that leaves some lacing. Deep brown with quite a lot of red tones.
S-A balance of smokey malt with molasses, a very sweet aroma. There is a hint of chcolate malt in there as well.
T-Quite sweet. Slightly smokey flavor with some caramel sweetness and some chocolate. There is a very slight flavor of roasted malt, along the lines of coffee.
M-Starts very very sweet but finishes slightly dry. Fairly light carbonation. Fairly sticky and very smooth.
Overall, outstanding scotch ale. The chocolate flavors along with the smoke and hint of coffee and the overall sweetness create a very interesting flavor profile that is fairly true to the style. The alcohol was not dominant, you know it's there but the beer is some sweet and complex that it doesnt't seem to have a strong alcohol flavor.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a coca cola brown color with no head at all. When I swirled the beer there was maybe a 1/8 head but I was not at all impressed with the look of the beer

Smell: Upfront the beer carries a rubbing alcohol or nail polish burn and that is backed up by some dark fruits

Taste: Upfront are some figs and raisins that are backed up by a slight chocolate note and finishes with a bit of alcohol this was the best part of the beer

Mouthfeel: Full body and feels thick with very little carbonation

Overall: I had high hopes for this beer because I typically love Alesmith products but this one for me missed the mark

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

Pours a dark brown, with deep red tint. nice tan frothy head and minimal lacing

S- Sweet, fruity, almost and apple juice aroma.

T- similar to the smell, sweet malts, fruity, mild hops balanced well. and very slightly smokey

m- smooth, medium bodied and carbonation.

overall this was a pleasantly nice beer, tastes better than it smelt.

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 953 ratings.