461. Maine Beer Weez

Maine Beer WeezThis is the other beer than Maine Beer Company released today. Both Weez and Another One use the same hops but a different malt and with that they create two entirely different beers. The label on this one says ale but it truly is a black IPA which is a style I have not really enjoyed all that much.

As you can see from the photo this beer is very dark with a thick tan head. Unlike Another One the aroma is dominated by the roasted malts with a bit of hops coming through. The hops that are present do not have the overwhelming citrus character that Another One had. Taste is solid with a lot of the burnt/roasted malts from the nose and a slightly bitter hop profile. This one actually finishes a little cleaner than Another One without the film on your tongue and teeth.

Overall this is a very well done beer in a style that I have not yet embraced. In my opinion buy two of Another One and a Weez.
Pros:
Clean finish
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Maine Beer
Brewers Description: From the website: Hoppy and roasty American IPA, brewed as the dark-colored counterpart to Another One (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule).  Weez presents a blend of hoppy and roasty notes on the nose, followed by hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes with a deep roast.

From the bottle: This beer is dedicated to all the stray cats out there. Our tasting room helps to fund a local shelter that is dedicated to finding warm homes for every cat that comes its way. Cheers to HART. Another One IPA and Weez use the same hops but different malts. The result – Another One is very light in color and Weez is very dark. Each however, allow the hops to shine out front.

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2 Responses to 461. Maine Beer Weez

  1. Zafra says:

    sounds a lot like the Lawson’s Collaboration… rebranding?

    • sanborn13 says:

      Certainly similar but not the same. Looking at the details on the Maine Beer website the hops used are slightly different; Weez = Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe and Collaboration Time = US Magnum, Centennial, Cascade, Columbus.

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