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Three Heads Rochestafarian Wee Heavy Ale

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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 cityís 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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (7940) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2015
12oz bottle, big thanks to BrainForest. Clear red brown color. Thin off-white head, kind of bubbly. Dots and bits of lace. Mostly caramel malt. Toasty malt, kind of spicy. Touch of oxizidation, I wonder how old this is (no date found on bottle). Moderate sweet taste, mildly tangy tart, sort of light bitter, sort of a spicy bite. Medium body. Lighter carbonation, mild roughness. Slick texture. No, this is not a good beer. Iím starting to wonder if Three Heads just isnít good. I think part of the problem is that they donít date their beers. Who knows how old this beer is, but I bet itís not fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4482) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
12oz bottle from Spirits Fischer Blvd. Poured a clear mahogany body under a dense creamy beige head. Aroma has a lot going on, peat, earth, rotting raisin, bad nut shells, rotting bread. Smoother body than expected, light carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor isnít as complex as the aroma but what is missing seems to be the "rotting" aromas. Notes of earth, peat, old dried out rsisin, brown bread dough, fig. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (354) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Slightly cloudy amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Normal head volume, retention and lacing. Light nose of dark fruit (raisin, plum), molasses and caramel. Medium bodied with a texture that has creamy aspects. Richly carbonated with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is reasonably intense (but lacks the punch of the World Class Wee Heavies), a bit complex and reasonably balanced. Blended dark fruits lead, but are a bit subdued for the style. Prune over caramel constitutes the middle as a nice effervescence takes hold. As these fade towards the finish, an herbal bitterness is prominent. The finish is a lingering herbal flavor with notes of caramel. Decent, but far from outstanding

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2540) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle Gift from Knackers. Nice notes of Chocolate, biscuit and rich malts. Medium body...flavors really come alive when warmed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
itsapurdy (4) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
This is a great beer for a cooler day. I had it first in the middle of summer, and it was a little heavy for the weather. It is a wonderful ale, with a nice kick.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3909) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Winter Beer Fest, Philly: Pours a murky brown. Aroma is malts and bitter chocolate. Taste is very malty. Body is a little bit on the sticky side. Not particularly good. I feel that this is a hard style to make work well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3206) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep clear copper with a creamy light tan head. Aroma: Rich, sweet caramel and toffee, so thick and unctuous, buttery/butterscotchy, berry-like fruitiness, very slightly vegetal, rich and inviting. Palate: Medium+ body, a touch slick and moderate, creamy carbonation. Flav.: Lots of rich, sweet maltiness with some buttery notes and also some cola-like (Belgian??) herbal notes, a touch vegetal; sweet with low bitterness and a richly malty, lightly fruity finish.

Nailed it, mon.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1240) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pour from 22oz bomber. Hazy brown ale wit tan head. Aroma of malt, some dank dark fruit smell - verging on vegetal but not unpleasant. Taste is sweel malt, dark fruit, with an earth bitter finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2009) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
July 29, 2014 - on tap at Extra Virgin. Light brown pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma and taste of sweet malt and dark fruit.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
burntgraphite (2) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Ugh. What is that? Did the brewer ferment this or pull it out of the trash? Heavy ester, phenolic and fusel notes round out a grainy malt profile. Based on the nose, this should be an outstanding, if malt slick beer, but the palate is over sweet and barely swallowable. I know itís not the water, because there are a lot of good cleanly fermented beers coming out of the rochester and finger lakes areas. Looks and tastes like custom brewcrafters needs some lessons in what a wee heavy should and should not taste like. In general, it shouldnít taste like barley garbage water.


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