AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
A - pours cloudy brown with a small brownish head.
S - barrel aged scotch overtone. Brown sugar, and some fruity hints. Smells great, very complex.
T - right along with the smell, a scotch over tone with wood/earthy notes. A brownsugar like sweetness. The 10% is completely hidden.
M - Medium carbonation, medium body. slight alcohol warming. The palate is cleansed thoroughly.
D - Easy sipper here, the scotch taste is not overbearing. The woody tones keep it interesting and the 10% is very well hidden.
11-09-2008 01:14:08 | More by Yesac
4.6/5 rDev +10.3%
Appearance- Dark chestnut-brown with ruby highlights. One finger of light cream/tan head that recedes slowly. Great sticky lacing all the way down.
Smell- Incredible aromas of rich malt. Light notes of cocoa and hazelnut. Dark fruits; fig. Faint, fruity hops in the background.
Taste- Truly unique, and absolutely delicious. Sticky, roasted malt flavors, accompanied by more hazelnut, toffee and dark, ripe fruit. Slightest bit of alcohol warmth. Really, a wonderful beer all around.
Mouthfeel- Full body that sticks to the palate. Moderate, but appropriate carbonation.
Drinkability- Alchohol suggests some points off here, but given the incredible flavors swirling around in this brew, I'd have a hard time not downing one after another.
06-05-2009 23:03:20 | More by endincolorado
4.3/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours a clear dark brown with no red in it to speak of. Light short-lived tan head. Nice, but nothing special.
Smell is better with some caramel, smoke, hint of espresso and some ganja.
Taste is very deep and robust with roasted coffee and caramel and butterscotch. Slightly peaty and scotch whisky-like. Very enjoyable.
Mouthfeel was too light in my opinion nothing special, but nothing wrong. Too thin for my liking.
Very easy to drink. I will look for more even at the high price of $12.99 I think I paid for the 750ml.
12-11-2004 03:16:53 | More by silenius
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from a 750mL bottle into Sam Adams tulip pint, no bottle date as far as I can tell.
A: Black body with slight brown highlights. Head is thick and solid, tan colored.
S: Dark roasty malt, slight sweetness, fairly clean.
T: Hits up front with a nice sweetness. Just when I thought it was going to finish too clean, here comes another wave of flavor. Hop and roasty bitterness fade to coffee and chocolate notes, as well as some dark crystal malt. Lingers this way for awhile.
M: Well carbonated, not too much.
O: A really nice beer for the style, but I wouldn't find myself reaching for this over an RIS anytime soon.
07-21-2012 03:50:01 | More by 51mmz0rz
3.85/5 rDev -7.7%
Medium brown hue; looks very viscous. Almost no head. Aromas of sweet alcohol, smoke, and candy. Suprisingly dry palate compared to the nose. Lots of smoke and malt with a long lingering finish. Mouthfeel is extremely flavorful and long. A good beer for a cool evening watching the World Series. Another great brew from Peter and the crew at Alesmith. Definately worth a try.
10-24-2004 13:41:23 | More by winomark
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
A: Dark-brown with hints of red. Great head retention along with okay lacing. Just about perfect.
S: Nothing special...dark fruits that are still really enticing.
T: Great!!! Darks fruits...figs, with prune/grape finish.
M: Perfect!!! Light but not...light-medium carbonation...awesome is the perfect word.
D: One of those Lionel Richie drinks... "ALL NIGHT LONG"
Overall: An incredible beer...I was suprised by the goodness of this beer...you should definitely try this if you like good beer.
09-11-2008 08:51:05 | More by OlieIPA
4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
From a 2008 bottle freshly purchased from the brewery.
Pours a dark deep brown with ruby highlights, big fluffy offwhite head with >2 min retention, leaves some lace as it drops.
Aroma is deeply malty with some dark fruit and some light chocolate notes.
Flavor follows the aroma pretty close with lots of upfront malt, dark fruit and a bit of chocolate behind it all, very smooth finish, a little alcohol warming as it goes down but incredibly smooth.
medium-heavy body with a fair bit of carbonation, lively in the mouth.
One of the best american examples of the style, will never get tired of drinking this.
12-10-2008 01:27:29 | More by SShelly
AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.