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AleSmith English Wee Heavy - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith English Wee Heavy
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pmarlowe on 11-07-2011)
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Alesmith is another great San Diego brewery – but you know that. Having visited that fine city during the recent Beer Week (November 2012), I became witness to the embarrassment of riches that are available to thirsty visitors. Of course, if a brewer wants to survive, he (or she) had better make some good brew. Alesmith need not worry …

In any case, their Wee Heavy is a superb rendition of this sweet and tasty style. The beginning is one to impress: a monumental mountain of cream colored foam, sloppy and glimmering, overwhelms the tulip glass; it sits for some time. Beneath this marshmallow crown, there is a dark and impenetrable pool of liquid tar.

There is an intense nose that glops together blasts of cocoa powder, whiffs of brown sugar and a few subtle snorts of grass. This elixir coats the tongue with a smooth combination of semi-sweet molasses and malty toffee.
The balance is excellent; so much that it disguises the Wee Heavy’s eventual potency, one which increases as it nears room temperature. (The bottle provides storage directions.) If you are an acolyte of this style, then this is surely one to add to your collection. A bonny beer!

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Served on-draught into a plastic taster cup at Alesmith's remodeled taproom in March 2012. Reviewed from notes. Cost was $1.00. Expectations were high given the brewery.

A: Pours a half finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and abysmal retention. Colour is an opaque nontransparent solid black. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Rich chocolate, wonderful cream, toffee, alcohol, and attenuated yeast. Toffee and caramel are dominant. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Lovely dark caramelized malts form the foundation. Cream and caramel. English toffee is present. Balanced, but it doesn't fulfill the promise of the aroma. Pretty well built, but it's a bit too malty.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some nice cream. A touch too thin. Could use more cream.

Dr: Drinkable, but far from Alesmith's best offering. I'd have it again, for the style it's far from ideal. Hides its ABV impressively well. Will satisfy fans of the style.

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AleSmith English Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.