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AleSmith Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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988 Ratings
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Ratings: 988
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 187
Gots: 208 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-19-2002

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

Reviewed from a 2003 750ml bottle with no dates of any kind on it. This appears a black color till held up to the light and dark cherry highlights could be seen. A fluffy beige head sits atop the dark body that leaves minimal lace as this was consumed. Fruits scents will the aroma along with slight caramel malt sweetness. There is also a slight smoky note I am picking up from time to time. The flavor has a strong molasses taste with malty sweetness and the alcohol is definitely present. There were notes of chocolate and caramel and it ended with a slight alcohol after taste. Body was almost full with a sticky coating mouthfeel. I had no trouble finishing this big bottle and I would have had more if it were available. A very good example of the style that is worth a shot for sure.

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

Low, thin head atop a clear brown body. Expected for the style, and not surprised that AleSmith got it.

Aroma was strong, rich dark malts. Slightly sweet, with only the faintest hint of roastiness.

Taste - this was a malt bomb with an incredible punch. Rich, deep and strong. Wow. Caramel and toffee notes, a little sweetness, but mostly pure malt heaven. Alcohol was hardly noticeable.

Mouthfeel is deep, chewy, and full. Excellent.

Drinkability - only reason I didn't give it any higher was the strength. It was so full of flavor, and had such a kick, that I was barely able to finish the bottle. It was almost too much. This would be a great one to split with a friend.

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750mL bottle poured into a snifter. 04/04/2013 bottled date.

(A)- Pours a pretty dark burnt sienna brown with ruby red highlights. Some good tan colored froth.

(S)- Sweet but grainy with a nice raisin malty aroma.

(T)- Ever so slight roast meets nutty raisin and molasses. Ever so slightly grainy and bready on the finish. Tiny bits of cocoa.

(M)- A nice carbonation level meets a really nice balance of grainy malts and raisin.

(O)- An excellently balanced Wee Heavy with great depth and complexity without being too sweet or cloying.

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.