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Three Heads Rochestafarian Wee Heavy Ale

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Rochestafarian n. 1. A beer, malty in nature, brewed to honor Rochester, NY. Like the city’s fine funky music, this sweet, full bodied, slightly bitter brew is sure to sway the soul and bring about a feeling of Irie. 2. One who loves 3HB.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown sugar, raisin, plum, strawberry, pear, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of dark malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, light roast, raisin, plum, strawberry, pear, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, light roast, raisin, plum, strawberry, pear, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Good balance of dark malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is very thin for the style, but otherwise solid. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a decent beer. Definitely not anywhere near the scotch ale style with the interesting yeast fruitiness and thin mouthfeel, but was pretty enjoyable otherwise. More of an estery brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3274) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber with a thin-moderate tan head that lasts through the first quarter of the glass and leaves scant lace. The aroma is weak caramel and not much else. The flavor is weak caramel and really not much esle. Short, somewhat dry finish accompanied by mild bitterness. Lighter in body than one would expect for a Wee Heavy. This one is just Wee.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Flat and syrupy. Not much to the look, aroma is buttered bread. Taste is sweet a little bannana and lots of sugar. Not my favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours clear amber into a thistle. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Mild nutty caramel aromas. Sweet dark caramel and butterscotch upfront turning dry in the earthy medium length finish. More of an English strong..

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vodka4blood (78) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Everyone who has already rated this is generally correct; Rochestafarian manifests as a too-thin-to-be-Heavy-by-any-estimation beer, with much brown ale aspects to it. In fact, the beer that this most resembles that I enjoy is Newcastle, so I think the guys need to try harder with the beer and worry less about the enticing bottle art……. three heads are not necessarily better than one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Undated 12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Aroma and flavor reflect a Scotch Ale that is a bit mild, sweet and caramelized for style. Fruity, with a light hint of smoke coming out at the finsih. Smooth with low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1789) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Malty, sweet, nutty with a caramel-like sweetness. Watery, long finish. A bit disappointing overall.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-brown color with a very large fluffy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was sour and nutty - almost vegetal and had touches of dark fruits and canned mushroom juice. The flavor was dryish and woody with hints of smoke, red meat, dark fruit and mushroom juice. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Not good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Meh...this beer is OK at best. Aroma was delicious. A sweet mix of roasted malt and chewy caramel. Like a Sugar Daddy candy. Pour was a surprisingly light (for the style) brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was a little weak, but it was good. The strong caramel and almost milky flavors were present with not much else going on. It’s not a bad beer on the surface, but lacks the depth of malt and flavor of a good wee heavy. Mild carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Ale Alpharetta December Meeting. Normally, I dig this style and seek it out. This was a poor rendition. Malt forward, slightly metallic, a bit nutty. All in all the flavour was just not there and what was there came off a bit old tasting and touches of brown paper bag.


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