AleSmith Wee Heavy | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Wee HeavyAleSmith Wee Heavy
BA SCORE
92.2%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 1,230 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:
#1,442
Reviews:
472
Ratings:
1,230
Liked:
1,134
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
9.13%
Alströms:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
210
Gots:
251
Trade:
13
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark near black ruby color with a dark tan head to about one inch with little retention.

Aroma - Currants, chocolate, floral notes, alcohol bite,

Taste - Lighter body than expected, dark fruity notes of currant, vanilla, caramel, and roasty malts with a wash of spice, clove and floral hoppy notes.

Mouthfeel - Light body with decent amount of carbonation.

Decent big brewski with nice complexity but a bit too strong of an alcohol bite.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ML bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Apperance- Super dark brown with 3 fingers of off white head that slowly dissipates and leaves lots of beautiful sticky multi layered lacing.

Smell- Candied dark fruits, carmel and booze are the top dogs in the nose.

Taste- A huge meld of flavors here that really work well together. In the front and middle of the tounge you get the dark fruit and carmel followed by some nice peat and sweet booze on the finish. There is also a nuttiness that appears through out.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body which works very good with wee heavies in my opinion. A tinge of alcohol warmth in the finish.

Overall- Super super complex. All the best qualities that make a superb wee heavy. It is definitly a sipper at 10% abv but if you can get past the alcohol in the flavor profile you are in for a definite treat!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours dark brown to black with a big creamy beige head. Aroma is candy sugar, scotch, some peat, raisins, chocolate, and figs. Flavor is chocolate forward and sweet, light carbonation, goes down easy. Only a hint of scotch here and it is going very well with my sharp cheddar. Beautiful scotch whiskey finish. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Wow. This is fantastic.

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AleSmith Wee Heavy from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.2% out of 100 with 1,230 ratings
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