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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
Ranking:
#1,469
Reviews:
472
Ratings:
1,232
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a big creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet smokey peat malts.

The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malts with a little dark fruit and some smokey peat in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

Overall, nice scotch ale - a little too sweet.

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

wee heavy, my butt . . . this stuff is just plain HEAVY....
beautiful thick creamy, rich HEAD on top of a super dark brown and thick liquid. malty aroma; malty and sweet to the point of wondering if this ought to be classified as a dopplebock....what IS the difference between a wee heavy and a dopplebock, anyway?
some bitterness at the front, the sweet aroma is definitely taking a back seat to this bitter 'twang'. thick and heavy, bitter and twang-y. I guess the 10% abv is why it's so difficult to quaff down... maybe a good storage in a bourbon barrel would do it some good....
overall, it does its job. and a good job it does. it's decent, it's not terribly difficult to drink, and at 10% that's an admirable quality. but the higher abv does seem to make a difference and maybe this one can stand to make an improvement? or, maybe at a BA score of 93, it doesn't need to improve itself.... it just seems a bit 'thick' to me. but still a great finished product!

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4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great beer. had it at story tavern in burbank, ca.

appearance: super dark, almost pitch black

taste: very full bodied scotch ale. bit on the sweeter side though. hints of berries and
sweat candied fruit. light warmth.

mouthfeel: thick and not to carbonated

overall its great but i think it would be 10x better if it aged for 6 months to a year.

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,232 ratings
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