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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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kojevergas

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -18.1%

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-

03-30-2012 04:14:39 | More by kojevergas
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-20-2012 18:04:52 | More by t0rin0
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

01-17-2014 13:55:27 | More by Sammy
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dmsohyea

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-22-2012 23:53:07 | More by dmsohyea
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yokken

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-18-2012 05:05:40 | More by yokken
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-04-2013 01:34:56 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Kegger37

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-09-2014 23:51:53 | More by Kegger37
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Flippengruven

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-10-2014 02:00:13 | More by Flippengruven
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Skramer

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

03-02-2013 14:03:34 | More by Skramer
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-17-2013 02:37:59 | More by Beerbuddy21
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-29-2013 23:52:53 | More by sd123
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RangnaR

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-17-2014 22:32:06 | More by RangnaR
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ERlally

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-17-2011 17:22:19 | More by ERlally
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fastjohnny

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-26-2014 09:02:31 | More by fastjohnny
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-29-2012 02:54:08 | More by Hacksaw34
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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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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-14-2013 02:51:55 | More by CasanovaCummins
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chrisxmartin


4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-05-2012 10:46:07 | More by chrisxmartin
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-04-2013 19:43:01 | More by CoolEthan
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RWNay

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-17-2013 21:14:12 | More by RWNay
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SHCC

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-02-2012 04:21:39 | More by SHCC
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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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outlaw1323

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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slowandlazy

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-16-2012 04:00:23 | More by slowandlazy
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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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AleSmith English Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.