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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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BA SCORE
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223 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | 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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One of the overlooked CANtributors to The CANQuest ™ is one of my local beer people, soon (eventually) to be a “Character” in my column – Justin C. He does a good job of looking out for new and different CANs for me in his travels and this is one with which he recently returned.
From the CAN: “Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale is a rich, malty session beer designed for food, friends and fun.”
The thing about these French Broads is that they often show up in (at least) pairs! I like that this one is a Wee Heavy. Er.
The Crack! revealed a well-filled French Broad who was a Wee Heavy. I picked her up and gave her an inverted Glug to kick off our time together. There was a nice pseudo-cascade which settled into three fingers of dense, light-brown head with good retention. Color was Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = 14.5) and the preciseness is due to the brewery including it on the CAN. Thanks! The nose had an earthy sweetness, sort of medicinal, like Geritol or along those lines. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full. Taste was quite vegetal, mostly earthy and not at all pleasant. The BJCP app tells me that this is allowable due to the use of peaty malt, but I was not digging it. We used to be admonished NOT to review based on style due to brewers’ interpretations, but if I rated this just on its merits, it would do very poorly. By taking style into account, it at least gets a fighting chance. Finish was semi-sweet but that vegetal taste was going to linger with me for a while. Ugh.

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2011 vintage

a - poured a one finger thick eggshell-colored head into a snifter. the body was a dark dull brown with purple edges.
s - dark fruits and toasted malts.
t - raisins, chocolate, toasted bread.
m - medium and slick.
o - good beer, not up there with some of the other scotch styles i've had but good nonetheless.

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M: Medium body with some syrup quality as well as medium high carbonation.

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Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.