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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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214 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wcudwight on 01-16-2006)
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GJ40

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3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle in a DFH snifter. It's been a while but I think I picked this up at Bruisin' Ales while visiting Ashville.

A - A deep brown with a reddish tinge and some light coming through. A small beige head.

S - A mild aroma of sweet malt, peat, bread and biscuits.

T - Somewhat mild for a wee-heavier but pleasant and well balanced. Semi-sweet with some brown sugar. Ends with a nice bitterness.

M - Silky and a bit oily with a nice low carbonation.

D - Drinks more like a session beer than a wee-heavier but I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 21:35:29 | More by GJ40
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S: Coffee, dark toasted malt, slight scotch scent, rye- pumpernickel bread, cigarette breath.

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Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.