Wee Heavy
AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #13
Ranked #4,038
4.16 | pDev: 9.13%
Sunday at 02:54 AM
Apr 19, 2002
A classic Scotch Ale. Scotch ales are typically sweet and malty, with a very subdued dose of hops– just enough to provide balance. AleSmith Wee Heavy is a wonderful interpretation of this traditional Scotch style.
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Rated: 4.1 by TheIPAHunter from California

Oct 13, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by HopBelT from Belgium

Mar 22, 2023
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Reviewed by minterro from California

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2022. Bought for ~13$ at Alesmith's brewery in San Diego, CA for a beer tasting with my buddy Ron. Just a few quick notes because during these tastings I don't spend too much time writing.

A&S: Not much head on this one. Brown black colored beer. The aroma is sweet with hints of oranges.

T&M: Very easy to drink. The taste is peet, black licorice, and butterfingers. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Overall: I would recommend it.
Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. foiled and capped bottle, with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: A cloudy amber copper orange colour with very thin beige head that dissipated quickly, while leaving some lacing.

Aroma: Dark fruit, prunes, caramel, toffee, booze, with a light roast and a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Sweet malt, light roast, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, prunes, brown sugar, with light notes of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice sipper with good flavours.
Feb 07, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by doctorgary from New York

Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750 ml bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. ABV is 10%. Very dark ruby colour, nearly black. Low beige head. Aroma of malts, dark dried fruits / prunes and caramel, maybe a hint of smoke. Very rich and malty flavour, again with caramel and prunes, and maybe a hint of smoke. Powerful stuff.
Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Nace4 from Virginia

Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by DarrellK from Florida

Oct 12, 2020
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Look - dark brown muddy color with a slight film rim
Smell - sweet caramel booze with some fig
Taste - a lot like the scent
Feel - a lot of body light carbonarion
Overall - great tasty beer. A lot like a barley wine
Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Sep 16, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by brandoneast from Texas

Jun 19, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Apr 12, 2019
Rated: 3.03 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 2.08 by jeschaefer from Texas

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 3.29 by CJNAPS from California

Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this when I was visiting the old brewery. Pours a dark mahogany and chestnut brown almost leaning into black territory. We're talking ~ looks similar to an imperial porter at this point. Tan colored head, 3/5". Good retention. Solid looking beer. The aroma is a mixture of earthy malt, toffee bitterness, booziness and mild smoked caramel sweetness.

Taste is chewy but not thick. More of that brown and smoked malt (in a minor way, not rauchbier levels) aspect. Mingles some dark fruit like influence. Mouth feel then gives more nuanced complexity in that you start getting more of a nuttiness angle to compliment all the other stuff. Moderate heat, which means at a double digit abv, it hides the alcohol decently. Thinner body than the appearance and taste would seem to indicate normally. Carbonation on point. This seems like a good candidate for an evening around a fire, especially campfires.
Jul 11, 2018
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