RateBeer
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Thistle

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1424   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Scottish-inspired deep mahogany-colored ale showcases a rich, malty flavor profile of caramel and toffee offset by hints of roast and subtle smoke. The complex malty sweetness includes notes of dark fruit balanced by a subdued hop bitterness. Wee Heavy is incredibly nuanced and in a class of its own in terms of balance and sophistication. It ages very well and will keep improving for years to come.


N0AH's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
It’s not you, it’s me. I’m just not that into the "extreme" beer movement. This beer is a fine beer, certainly far more than passable, but the most noticeable thing about it is the alcohol. On the upside, it is wonderfully balanced, but maybe a bit too much so - a little unbalance might have helped.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1853) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, fruits Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish, Overall-perfect

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4458) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
Vintage bottle of a few years old. Thick, dense, creamy, frothy, pale yellowish beige head over a very dark but still translucent burgundy brown beer with purplish hue. Aroma of stewed plums, caramel, baked banana, toffee, cocoa powder, port wine, mocha, pear syrup, dry tea leaves, hint of bayleaf, touch of onsetting oxidation. Soft fruity onset (hints of fig, raisin, blue plum) with a touch of blackberry sourishness and residual brown sugar sweetness, softish carbo; thick, ’fluffy’, ’moelleux’ and full mouthfeel. Notably caramelly and toffeeish malt middle with ongoing brown sugar sweetness leading to a softly toasted bitterish ending with faint coffee-like features as well as a touch of herbal hop bitterness; oxidation is there and returns retronasally, but in this luscious environment, I cannot be bothered by it. This is a deliciously rich beer, Scotch indeed if you count in the roasted bitterish accent, but it remains a subtle addition, so that the whole feels more like a quadrupel than like a true wee heavy to me. Regardless, this is a beautiful sipper by all standards.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Kirkas, tummanruskea ja hyvin pienesti vaahtoava olut. Tuoksu paahteinen, karamellisen maltainen ja hennon kuivahedelmäinen sekä tamminen. Oikein nautinnollinen tuoksu. Maku tamminen, vaniljainen, makean karamellinen ja kuivahedelmäinen sekä hennon katkera. Täyteläinen suutuntuma, makea ja matalahiilihappoinen. Mausteisempi kuivattava ote loppupuolella tasapainottaa hyvin kokonaisuutta. Hienoinen alkoholisuus toimii tässä.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (619) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Dark brown/mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma of malt, wood, caramel and booze. Taste is malt, toffee, caramel, oak, alcohol, and light smoke. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at brewpub. A clearish ruby reddish dark brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar and soap. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, roast and ash. Finish is roast, burnt and sweet. Full body, slightly velvety mouthfeel and average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1914) - - JUL 15, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are large caramel, toffee, and some dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle at Svijet piva (World of Beers), Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja, Shotgun Fred and Marko. About a year ago. Black, small lasting tan head. Malty aroma, dry fruits. Bitter, but drinkable, dry. Alcohol present, dry finish. Not many notes on this one, shame.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2115) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle. Brown-ruby color, creamy foam. Aroma: wine, special malt, caramel, fruit, dried fruit. Taste: wine and malt, dried fruit, alcohol, prunes, port wine, powerful, good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2016
Tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Copenhagen - pours dark brown with a reddhish hue topped with a beige head. Rich sweet malty aroma and taste, some caramel, molasses, dried fruit, sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfinney23 (2659) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Ooh yeah, now we’re talking. All the complexity and nuance of the other AleSmith brews that have recently made it to Texas but also featuring smoky, roasty notes. Delicious. Will definitely be stashing a couple of these away for a later date.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 143


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50