Wee Heavy | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 04-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,556
Reviews:
475
Ratings:
1,241
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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Ratings: 1,241 |  Reviews: 475
Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Poured out a semi-opaque, black color with brown highlights and a khaki-colored head of foam. Smelled peaty and smokey with roasted malt. Big, strong roasted malt flavors with smoke and peat.

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Photo of Duncian
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An excellent Wee Heavy. Poured from a 750 ml bottle with silver foil around the neck into a tulip glass. Huge dark cream colored head with great head retention and bands of lacing on the glass. The brown color is dense but there are reddish highlights coming through. A great looking beer!!!! Aroma is sweet, malty with traditional toffee and some oak as well. Taste is more of the same. A delicious rich malty, sweet beer with toffee, oak and warming alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is rich and mostly smooth with a slight alcohol "burn" and a little oak bitterness. This is a bit expensive, but a great beer.

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Photo of user785335
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ummswimmin
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treefig33
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cmurphy7
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Bomber bottled on 10/15/15 poured into a tulip.

A - pours a dark brown opaque color with an off white head.

S - lots of sweet caramel roasted malts, toffee and oak.

T - more caramel sweetness, toffee and nuttiness. Also get some smokiness on the back end.

M - silky smooth and creamy. Finishes clean and smooth with some noticeable alcohol warming.

O - this was a great sipper and definitely one of the top Scottish ales I've had.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADG2995
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Into a thistle, the appearance has a dark brown close to brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies at a nice pace; lacing is extremely light and tries to cling but spider webs and slides; the aroma has a nice assortment of caramels, chocolates, the normal light peat that usually comes in a Scotch ale, slightly boozy; the taste is sweet through the previously mentioned flavors; nice boozy somewhat chocolatey aftertaste; the finish is really interesting actually, I get the sense that it wants to be dry, hmmm....but comes across slightly smooth and sweet, maybe even somewhat sticky; on the palate, this one sits about a medium in body; sessionable - not really, more of a sipper; carbonation comes across slightly smooth; overall wow, I really like this Scotch Ale.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber with a bottled on date of 10.2015. So 1.5 years old

L - Dark brown, 1/2 a finger of head and no lacing

S - Raisons, brown sugar, dates, and definitely ...booze!

T - Sweet up front and throughout, sweet potato, raisons and dates, brown sugar, and licorice. The brew changes as it warms up. Excellent

F - Thin body and well carbonated

O - A very complex beer. So much goodness going on, and every sip you discover something new. Fantastic job Alesmith

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Photo of FreshZ
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,241 ratings