Widow Maker Black Ale | Keweenaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
keweenawbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,411
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
340
pDev:
16.38%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
79
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Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of JimboBrews54
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
2.76/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Hitchman
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aasher
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurt20
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strix
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cola-brown with a good initial head and nice lacing.

Mostly malty in the nose.

Interesting flavor combination here, light lager and bready flavors mixed with nuttier, roastier flavors. Certainly drinks paler than it looks, so it's a bit of a surprise every drink.

Highly drinkable but probably a bit thin for the style.

Drinkable enough, but a little on the watery side to be great.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dd53grif
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.52/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Taste: mild malt, some acidic sour notes, molasses thin. Mild sour nose. Dark brown hue, medium sized head and some lace. light body. Needed a little more punch. Had some years ago.

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Photo of Ssitron
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Something is different about Widow Maker currently. Definitely not the same as I remember it. Smell and taste are not right.

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Photo of Weinerdog43
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"Black Ale" : Poured into a pint glass. Looks a lot like Pepsi. Dark, but not black. 1" head dissapates fairly quickly. Not much aroma. The can says: "Easy on the hops and easy on the palate; a light bodied ale with hints of smoky molasses and a surprising depth of malt flavors." They are right about the hops, but wrong about the depth of malt flavors. I'm not getting much maltiness. The body seems lighter than it should, but it is pretty drinkable. Not excessively alcoholic.

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Photo of MrOH
1.18/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Very dark brown, minimal head, shit retention and no lace
Smells like weak, stale coffee with an underlying sourness
I don't know if I can properly describe how bad this is: slightly ashy/smoky, acetic, watery, blah
Very thin and watery mouthfeel
Tastes like someone mixed in equal parts a schwartzbier, rauchbier, flemish brown and seltzer water. I get the feeling that this beer sucked in the first place, and then got infected.

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Photo of Duknukem
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikecd234
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVH
5/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of freewill35
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.48/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Widow maker pours a black color, with a small tan head. Nice mellow aroma, hints of smoke. Flavor is smooth, maltier, with small hints of smoke and peat. Good body and feel. Overall, very easy to drink, very approachable.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peritectoid
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Deep black with faint amber highlights. Short, creamy white head that only lasts a minute.

Smell: Pale malt with a hint of savoriness.

Taste: Light, bready malt with virtually no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

Overall: Easy to drink “liquid bread”.

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Photo of CCLEID
3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz on tap, dark, subtle, tame in taste; not smokey, coffee or bitter. Mostly bready w slight pine.

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Photo of MiraJade
4.55/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Black ale. Light bodied, hints of smoky molasses, malt flavors, easy on the hops. Easy to drink, goes down smooth. One of the lightest black ales I've tried. I generally prefer a heavier body, but this is a good beer.

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Widow Maker Black Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 340 ratings