AleSmith 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
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Reviews:
471
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Alesmith Wee Heavy
Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends
(4/4/4/4/4)

Pours clear and very deep, dark brown with a thin creamy head that falls fast and leaving bits of lacing. This beer has a massive nose full of ripe pit fruit (prunes, plums) and raisins, sweet chocolate and caramel. On the palate, the rich, dark fruit stars, but lots of sweet chocolate and milky nugget. The finish dries out a bit and ends relatively clean, a really nice surprise! It has medium body and low carbonation leaving this beer smooth and silky. A really nice wee heavy!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. 04/04/2013 bottled date.

(A)- Pours a pretty dark burnt sienna brown with ruby red highlights. Some good tan colored froth.

(S)- Sweet but grainy with a nice raisin malty aroma.

(T)- Ever so slight roast meets nutty raisin and molasses. Ever so slightly grainy and bready on the finish. Tiny bits of cocoa.

(M)- A nice carbonation level meets a really nice balance of grainy malts and raisin.

(O)- An excellently balanced Wee Heavy with great depth and complexity without being too sweet or cloying.

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,223 ratings.
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