Ale Smith – Wee Heavy – 3.5 smokestacks out of 7


Wee Heavy smells like a beer from San Diego, a sweet beer from San Diego. I smell caramel, roasted malts, and something weird. Kinda reminds me of a bunch of Fort Collins beers, along with whatever they use on the west coast. I’m going to find out what that taste is. I’m thinking its cascade hops, because someone said it was, but I need proof. But, I’ll still consider it weird regardless. This beer is sweet, a little bitter, and boozy. I like how the booze is warming up my throat. BTW, I’m working my way through every episode of Cheers. I’m 2 seasons past Kirstie Alley’s arrival and Sam Malone just kissed Woody. Kirstie Alley tricked them. Hilarity! She won that battle, now Sam can get back to sexually harassing every woman on the screen. That episode included Rhea Pearlman’s dad, in fact a buncha episodes did, like hundreds. He was a bar fly whom I don’t think ever had any speaking scenes. And her sister was a producer on the show. Anyway, I’m not sure if this counts as a smokebeer, but the description has the phrase “subtle smoke” in it. This beer needs to do a better job of keeping me interested… or maybe I’ve had too much to drink tonight. Whatever the case may be, the overall smokestack rating = 3.5 smokestacks out of 7.

Brewer Ale Smith Brewing Co.
Beer Name Wee Heavy
Brewer’s Description Wee Heavy is a 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.
Food Pairings Roasted or grilled meat and vegetable dishes. Robust cheeses, salty blues and farmhouse style cheeses also pair very well with this beer.
Brewery Location San Diego, CA
Alcohol content by volume 10%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 21
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 4.5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 2
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 2
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 5
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 3.5

AleSmith’s website looks alright:

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