AleSmith Wee Heavy | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Wee Heavy
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
Ratings:
1,227
Reviews:
472
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
209
Gots:
251
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,227 |  Reviews: 472
Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Nose: Not big, fresh baked dark bread crust, plum, raisins and dark sugar.
Very dark but brilliant ruby tinged chestnut under a 2" very finely bubbled foam cap that descends to a thick, clingy film. Rouses easy, lacy and has legs.
Palate: A surprisingly interesting, subtle and balanced flavor profile for a beer so big and bold. Begins with rich malt with dark caramel to toffee, a suggestion of dark fruit such as plums and raisins and a light hop finish. Faint smoke.
Chewy, exceptionally creamy. medium low carbonation but very soft with a very fine bead. Some warming but not a lot for such a big beer.

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Photo of MattWhoElse187
1.8/5  rDev -57%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, completely opaque, mahogany color, with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Tons of molasses, malt, toffee and dried stone fruit.

Taste: Wow, very strong flavors of dried stone fruit, roasted malt, dark molasses and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: A little chewy and pretty smooth, as there is very little carbonation. With an ABV of 10%, there is a very pleasant touch of alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a damn good wee heavy, but it reminds me more of a Belgian strong ale than a wee heavy. It’s certainly more different than other wee heavy that I’ve had. Still, it’s a damn delicious beer!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,227 ratings.
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