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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4644) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3496) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onslow (1317) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2268) - 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.

   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 it’s 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 shouldn’t taste like barley garbage water.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
obguthr (5085) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Whoa, the aroma is plastic, spoiled vegetables, currants, none of which should be in a wee heavy. Hazy copper, thick cream colored head. Bleh, flavor is spoiled vegetables, plastic, and fingernail polish. Oh boy, this is very bad. Bottle is undated, but these flaws are not attributable to age. Bad beer happens sometimes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EtTuCthulhu (1387) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2014
The aroma is reminiscent of caramel and toasted malts, dougy yeast, and a hint of vanilla, and the appearance is a cloudy reddish orange with a small off-white head. The taste is mildly sour, a touch umami, and slightly bitter, and the balance just isn’t there; furthermore, the palate is uncomplementary due to the thin and slick texture, medium-light body, soft carbonation, and a sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (3964) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbill (3598) - 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.

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