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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: 4
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

B-

kojevergas, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

t0rin0, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

dmsohyea, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

yokken, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Kegger37, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Flippengruven, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Skramer, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

sd123, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

RangnaR, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ERlally, Dec 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

fastjohnny, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Hacksaw34, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Rollzroyce21, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CasanovaCummins, May 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

chrisxmartin, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CoolEthan, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

RWNay, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SHCC, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

pmarlowe, Nov 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

outlaw1323, Jan 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

slowandlazy, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

BillRoth, Apr 30, 2013
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AleSmith English Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.