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Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale - French Broad Brewing Co.

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Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleWee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale

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250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wcudwight on 01-16-2006

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Ratings: 250 | Reviews: 127
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3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is caramelly, with a touch of fruity specialty malt. Fairly nutty. Flavor is fruity, wIth a nutty caramel malt backbone, and a bitter finish.

Photo of ordybill
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a very sweet malt and vanilla aroma.
Appearance- This beer is a light brown color with a small tan colored head.
Taste- Has a mellow malt flavor with a mix of vanilla, i did not care for the aftertaste.
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with mild carbonation and an oily texture.
Overall- I have not jumped on the "Scotch Ale" bandwagon yet. I have tried several and none of them have blown me away yet. I will try this beer again once I have sampled more of this style.

Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Asheville Brewey (DL likes it)

Photo of KajII
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium caramel brown with a pillowy off white head and has notes of sweet toasted malts, caramel and a light herbal hop. It has a lightly malty sweet carmel taste with a small dark fruit presence at first, then a decent bitterness slips in to balances it out... https://www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

Photo of GlacierSapien
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A good solid wee-heavy
There's much better scotch ales out there but still good and easy to drink

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.03/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

French Broad Wee-Heavy-Er Scotch Style Ale has a thin, beige head, a red-brown, somewhat bubbly appearance, some ascending bubbles, and minor lacing left behind. The aroma is of an odd sweet-sour, some peat, a touch of smoke, caramel candy, and brown bread crust. Taste is of the same strange sweet & sour sauce, moderate bitterness, lemon, lime, and bread. Mouthfeel is on the light side, and French Broad Wee-Heavy-Er finishes mostly dry and not unlike Bud Light Lime, in some respects.

RJT

Photo of EigenBeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamstone714
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Crimkj
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jgustafson
2.72/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jburlew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear very dark amber in color with almost a hint of dark brown to it, moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass, and moderate amounts of cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet toffee malts with light to moderate aromas of light fruit/green apple and just a touch of toasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet toffee and toasted malts with a moderate amount of brown sugar sweetness. The sweetness fades into a light to moderate flavor of light fruit/green apple and apple cider. Just a hint of earthy hops in the finish which lend just a touch of bitterness which fades quickly. Hints of booziness but not much.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy drinking considering the strength of the beer and it has a nice complexity to the flavor with enough but not too much sweetness. Enjoyable.

Photo of chewymangos
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of relynnjr
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of midlifec
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Had at Bro's place in Stechoa NC...beer tasting after a trip to Barber. With Bro and the Sheilds...

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.52/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of qcghost
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Total Wine & More in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $2.49
Purchased: Sept. 9, 2014
Consumed: Sept. 15, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark mahogany semi-opaque color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-tan frothy lacing. Healthy dose of bubbles coming up from the bottom at lots of different locations. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled dark apple, caramel, toffee, red apple, Scotch whiskey, dark sour fruit and apple juice. Apple I tell you. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted similar to the nose. Got dark apple, red apple, apple juice, caramel, toffee, light butterscotch, Scotch whiskey, honey and more dark sour fruit. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Alcohol was well hidden. (Feel - 3.88)

This was a better than average scotch beer, although I feel like I slightly overrated it (without looking at the eventual ratings). (Overall - 3.75)

3.65 | 83 | B

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Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.