AleSmith Wee Heavy | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Wee Heavy
BA SCORE
92.2%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 1,229 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,440
Reviews:
472
Ratings:
1,229
Liked:
1,133
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
9.13%
Alströms:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
210
Gots:
251
Trade:
13
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2012 Vintage, 750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours thick and viscous with a deep ruby-amber-brown color creamy off-white colored head reduces to a ring around the glass, leaving some alcohol legs after agitation

S- huge aromas of rum soaked cherries, raisins, figs & dates up front, reminiscent of Christmas fruit cake. Big whiffs of black strap molasses continues the sweet nose. Vinous port wine notes kick in adding a hint of chocolate, burnt brown sugar with smoky smoky dry malt close it out

T- This one is definitely a big and sweet malty bomb, reminiscent of an English barleywine. Black molasses mixes with rich caramel & toffee up front. Fruity and red-wine like flavors kick in with an emphasis on dark fruit. Light chocolate mixes with rum qualities and a hint of coffee. Nutty and earthy tones kick in providing a hint of dry smokiness on a sweet finish

M- thick and rich body with low carbonation leads to a creamy-almost chewy mouthfeel, and silky smooth slightly warming finish

O- this is definitely not one for those who aren't a fan of big sweet beers, but the complexity is quite astounding. Two years of aging seems to have blended the flavors brilliantly, even bringing our more notes that may not have been noticeable when fresh. A big, slow sipper that s among the best of the style that I've tried

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 1,229 ratings
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