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AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

884 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 175
Gots: 190 | FT: 15
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

foxyaardvark27, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

POured from 750ml bottle into Ommegang Tulip. Really pumped about this one...
Paid $13.99 at DeCiccos Brewster.
Pours a deep plum color with reuby brown color when held up tp light. Not much head sticks around with this, but a slight rim of fine bubbles hug the glass throughout the drink.
Great dried fruit and sweet malt aromas...nice dose of booze as well.
The taste is just awesome...dried fruity, fig, raison, meets chocolate and sweet malts - but then you add the complexity of the scotch/wee heavy yeast character and you have an awesome brew! Its so easy to drink, especially as it warms and each flavor component really begins to shine. I highly recommend this brew...

DrinkSlurm, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of pengs68
4/5  rDev -4.1%

pengs68, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Skramer
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Skramer, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

acurtis, Feb 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Rollzroyce21, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of ChrisMon02
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

ChrisMon02, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of stone3187
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

stone3187, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

MoreAbv, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Zaplt
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark near black ruby color with a dark tan head to about one inch with little retention.

Aroma - Currants, chocolate, floral notes, alcohol bite,

Taste - Lighter body than expected, dark fruity notes of currant, vanilla, caramel, and roasty malts with a wash of spice, clove and floral hoppy notes.

Mouthfeel - Light body with decent amount of carbonation.

Decent big brewski with nice complexity but a bit too strong of an alcohol bite.

Zaplt, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

silentdonkey, Jan 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

2beerdogs, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

jvillefan, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

EricTheRed, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

VaporDome, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

PaBeerLover, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

beernads, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jspriest, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of BrownAleMale
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ML bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Apperance- Super dark brown with 3 fingers of off white head that slowly dissipates and leaves lots of beautiful sticky multi layered lacing.

Smell- Candied dark fruits, carmel and booze are the top dogs in the nose.

Taste- A huge meld of flavors here that really work well together. In the front and middle of the tounge you get the dark fruit and carmel followed by some nice peat and sweet booze on the finish. There is also a nuttiness that appears through out.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body which works very good with wee heavies in my opinion. A tinge of alcohol warmth in the finish.

Overall- Super super complex. All the best qualities that make a superb wee heavy. It is definitly a sipper at 10% abv but if you can get past the alcohol in the flavor profile you are in for a definite treat!

BrownAleMale, Jan 18, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours dark brown to black with a big creamy beige head. Aroma is candy sugar, scotch, some peat, raisins, chocolate, and figs. Flavor is chocolate forward and sweet, light carbonation, goes down easy. Only a hint of scotch here and it is going very well with my sharp cheddar. Beautiful scotch whiskey finish. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Wow. This is fantastic.

BMMillsy, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hultkrantz, Jan 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

sjones5045, Jan 13, 2013
AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.