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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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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-16-2011 03:43:06 | More by HopStoopid120
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earitt

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-17-2011 19:56:25 | More by earitt
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ineva

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

03-18-2012 23:20:52 | More by ineva
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HopHead84

California

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

12/8/2011

On tap at Alesmith. Apposed next to regular Wee Heavy.

A: Very dark brown, bordering on black with a large beige head.

S: Aromatic plum and date. Malt is incredibly rich, with pronounced graham cracker and caramel notes. Earth blends with brown sugar and a touch of smoke. The caramelization smells awesome. This is one of the best aromas I've beheld on a Strong Scotch Ale.

T: Bold caramel profile with notes of brown sugar, prune, and plum. The malt is rich and complex, deigning to bestow graham cracker and bread notes upon the beverage. Nuttiness melds with earth, and alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Upper medium body with lower medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and silky with substantial warming on the palate.

Overall: Excellent all around. One of the best examples of the style that I've had.

12-09-2011 05:01:22 | More by HopHead84
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +7.6%

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!

05-27-2013 00:32:59 | More by jjboesen
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outlaw1323

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-30-2013 02:00:58 | More by BillRoth
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heavenlyStash

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-16-2013 05:24:36 | More by heavenlyStash
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-24-2012 19:20:49 | More by ColinMcF
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%

On tap at AleSmith for 2011 San Diego Beer Week. Listed as "English Wee Heavy - Wee Heavy Fermented with English Yeast".

Pours a deep copper brown with a ring of light khaki foam. No lacing and decent retention. Smell is caramel malt with lots of fruit (cherry and strawberry) and some sherry. Taste is lots of sweet caramel and again a good amount of red fruit and raisin, but finishes quite dry. Medium carbonation and medium-full body. Overall, the fruit-forwardness with the caramel works extremely well, adding a degree of complexity missing from some Wee Heavys. This is a big beer, a sipper, that remains quite drinkable. Reminds me more of an old ale than a Wee.

11-07-2011 00:44:44 | More by pmarlowe
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Sweden

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-14-2011 20:22:26 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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RWNay

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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SHCC

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-17-2011 17:22:19 | More by ERlally
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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AleSmith English Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
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