Weez | Maine Beer Company

WeezWeez
BA SCORE
83%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 1,035 ratings
WeezWeez
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
Ranking:
#4,598
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
1,035
Liked:
859
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
9.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
215
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,035 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of petewheeler
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Horbar
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/19/16
Passed up for years because I couldn't find one less than 3 months old.

Pitch black with nice head.
Smells of toasted malt and faint hops.
Tastes roasty upfront and then the hops come through in the end.
Very good black IPA.

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Photo of AnthonyMartellotta
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philcassella
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of groleau
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKasten988
4.73/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated January 18, 2016 poured into Belgian ale glass. Always nice to get a fresh Maine Beer Company offering down here.

L: Very dark brown with big 3+ finger foamy head with strong retention, leaving lacing and a cap.

S: Dark roasted coffee and malt.

T: Largely follows nose, with an added sticky hoppy character. Roasty finish. Little alcohol taste.

F: Pretty well-balanced. Light to medium body and carbonation. Long finish.

O: Quite tasty. Not my favorite style, but it's good.

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Photo of swmbo
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 01/19/16

Pours black with a fluffy creamy tan head. Smells like papaya and bright tropical fruit with some pine, dark caramel, and a big balanced coffee roast. Taste is dark and roasty up front, with the tropical fruits and pine coming through at the same time as the bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with low carbonation. Overall a really good black IPA.

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Photo of Beervana
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a pint-plus bottle, dated 011916, served in a tulip.

L: Pours deep black with barely a caramel highlight and a big billowing mocha head. Excellent retention and thick, sticky lacing.

S: Smells of yeast and rum, raisins, tropical fruits, tobacco and flowery spices.

T: Toasted malts, bitter coffee, and smoky dried fruit, tobacco and spruce, funky, earthy, with a long lingering bitter finish.

F: Moderate-to-light bodied and carbonated, resinous and mouth-coating.

Overall, a mighty tasty, well balanced beverage.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass. It pours jet black with a two-finger, frothy khaki-colored head and extensive lacing that did not dissipate . It's a very attractive pour. It smells of dark roasted malt, burnt coffee, and hoppy pine. The taste is a really nice blend of roasted, earthy malt , peat, burnt coffee grounds, bitter hops, and a hint of citrus. This ale is medium in body, moderate in carbonation, and 7.2% is the perfect ABV of a beer of this style. It's much more substantial than a session ale but it's light enough to have a couple of glasses. This ale would pare well with a hamburger or roasted meat but it's fine for casual drinking, as well. A very well crafted Black Ale from an excellent brewer!

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Photo of JeffKowalek
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The roasted counterpart to Another One, which happens to be my very favorite Maine beer. In that regard this one had a lot to live up to. I'm not generally a fan of black IPAs but this is damn good for the style.

Big roasted malt aroma. Very light coffee hit as well. There's something earthy here as well. Not like a Brett funk or anything, more like straight up earth or mushrooms or something. Can't pin it down. Like when you open a package of portabellas and they still have some soil on the caps. This is a beer that makes me hungry for some savory food.

Bitter more in the finish than up front. But still plenty easy to drink. In fact the slight hit of bitterness on each sip makes me want to take another to quench it. Hallmark of a well constructed beer, in my estimation.

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Photo of Steve_Trick
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultimate
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Professor_Frink
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok dark beer. I'm not a huge dark beer fan, but it's ok. It's an ale with the malt flavor. I would drink again if it's there, but wouldn't go out of my way.

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Photo of surfcaster
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pitch black/opaque with light brown head that lasted half the pour

S: Roasty notes predominate with hint of the hop bite

T: Toasted malts all up front but really satisfying hop bite on the back end. Integrated.

F: What I expected--looks like motor oil and goes down like a light porter.

O: Impressed--hoppy porter/"black IPA" not my thing but really loved this one. Better than Lag Nighttime which was my favorite of that style before.

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Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Weez from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 83% out of 100 with 1,035 ratings
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