Weez | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy and roasty American IPA, brewed as the dark-colored counterpart to Another One (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule). Weez presents a blend of hoppy and roasty notes on the nose, followed by hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes with a deep roast.

Added by ToasterChef on 06-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,035
Reviews:
161
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
215
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,035 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of coldshowers
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crotharagain
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dabear85
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a very dark brown that looks almost completely black in the glass, with a huge, fluffy light brown head.
The nose is a pleasant mixture of roasty, dank, and slightly fruity. You get dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and burnt toast, complimented by black licorice, plum, raisin, pine needles, and grapefruit peel.
The taste is nicely balanced. You get red grapefruit and orange peel that brightens bitter cocoa and burnt toast. On the finish you get more lingering bitter dark chocolate and black coffee, and then a lingering aftertaste of pine sap and grapefruit pith.
The texture is smooth, lightly carbonated, medium-plus, creamy up front. Turns watery on the finish, but dries out nicely.

A very nicely done black IPA that highlights the roasted malts. A good beer worth buying.

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Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fscottkey
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: [4.75] Looks jet black in the glass. Forms a full 2 fingers of dense khaki head. The head looks impenetrable. It recedes really slowly and leaves sticky arcs of lacing all over the glass. The bottle lists the ABV at (7.2%) and there is a born on date (03/01/16).

S: [4.00] Peppery, grass, smoke, slight char, bitter chocolate. Nice all around smell.

T: [4.50] Immediate chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate across the palate. This leads into the hops. They present as mild grassy notes, pepper, and smokey bitterness. This is a fantastic combination of awesome.

M: [4.00] Carbonation is lower and the body is slick and slightly sticky. The finish is dry from the bittering of the hops.

O: [4.50] I love this beer. I am a fan of Black IPAs but this is the most impressed I have been with one since Southern Tier Iniquity ceased production. The chocolate flavor right out of the gate is amazing. Then it is followed by an array of hoppy flavors that all work in concert. I am really impressed by this beer.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown, nearly black, with a slight red/mahogany tinge. Big foamy coffee color head that gives way to a creamy and sticky lace. Looks like a porter or stout.
What first struck me about the aroma was the hops; earthy, slightly pungent, and IPA like dankness. Later, the roasted malts made their presence known, providing a coffee and chocolate like essence. It was a nice balance between the two. I loved sniffing on this one.
It was smooth and creamy on the mouth. The body fulling but easy to drink. A great balance between roasted malt and hops. Some sweetness on the tongue and slight bitterness in the finish. Hints of grapefruit.
This was an interesting brew that felt like a cross between IPA and stout. I really liked it.

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Photo of hop_junkie
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpmcguire11
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curtis6290
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to having this beer after having it in my basement for the last few months. Date of 1/19 on it, which wasn't too long before I picked it up in New York City. All of Maine's other offerings have been great and this might have been the best of the bunch that I've been lucky enough to have so far. Full-flavored, full-bodied, and smooth, this was a Black Ale that felt like a black IPA from start to finish, while hiding the alcohol quite well!

Of course, the pour was dark to this but not quite black,as the dark brown hue of this was cloudy as a bit of light streamed in around the edges. Nice tan head to this and great lacing that covered more than half of the pint glass as I made my way through this. Lots of chocolate, cocoa, and raisin in the nose with even more in the taste. Tons of bread in the malt with a grainy mouthfeel and dark fruits underneath really gave this a great flavor profile while making this feel a bit like a Belgian beer. Not a strong roasted tone to this as the chocolate and fruits stood out more without coming across as terribly boozy. Piney hops and some resin could be found underneath everything as the coating left behind gave this the feel of a subtle, but mildly potent IPA.

The alcohol was perfect here as I could feel a slight warming throughout my enjoyment of this but never felt like I could taste or feel alcohol on my breath. Not as roasted as a Porter, this was properly categorized and quite possibly the best example of this style that I've ever had. Props to Maine for brewing tasty brews that sneak up on you from behind and quickly grow to be some of your favorites. The dry-hopping was so evident here as the bitterness took a while to be felt but never did this feel dry or strong on the tongue. Wonderfully balanced and probably the first beer I'd reach for again if I were to find all of their offerings on the shelf here!

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Photo of Dur921
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedStrosser
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KDHannan
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grue_soda
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dee4maine
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very good black ale but the awesome hops make it more hop forward and I feel the slightly imbalanced from the malts stand point. nonetheless, a very flavorful and delicious brew.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt .9 oz bottle on March 7, 2016. 01/19/16 born on date.

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Photo of chivermac
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Weez from Maine Beer Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,035 ratings.
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