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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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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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:
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(Beer added by: wcudwight on 01-16-2006)
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Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - When held to the light it reveals a dark rust color with amber highlights. It was topped with an inch of beige head.

S - I get some toffee and caramel malt. I get a little smokiness and some alcohol.

T - The taste is caramel malt with some roasted and smokey notes. I also get a little alcohol.

M - Medium

O - It's not a bad beer, but nothing great. I would probably drink it again. I guess it's above average.

buschbeer, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bomber bottle from the brewery in AVL. Notes.

A: A caramel color, still translucent but definitely richer and darler on the amber spectrum. A white head - no lacing.

S: The nose is a combination of caramel and nuts - malty no two ways about it. Decadent with chocolatey notes following the caramel and nuttiness.

T: The nose is a big set up that the body struggles to keep up with. The ale is plenty malty - the caramel and nuts still there - but the sweetly bitter tinge of the chocolate isn't. Over time, as the ale warms up, a distinct peaty aroma manages to peep through - that is the richest part of the ale. Enjoyable but I liked the Heavy-est more.

M: A resounding malty body, well-carbonated with just a bit of hoppiness to balance. The nose is a winner, followed by the finish of a warmer glass.

akorsak, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Dope
3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a rusty brown with a enormous fluffy tan head. Fades at a medium pace, leaving only minor lacing artifacts behind.

S: Caramel is prominent, not much else. Maybe a hint of toffee. Touch of toasted malt and I swear I get orange marmalade.

T: Toffee and caramel up front. Turns toasty with a hint of brown sugar and maybe even some maple. Simple and malty but smooth at least. Ends a touch drying with some earthiness.

M: Carbonation way too high, making this one annoyingly airy.

O: Meh, it would be a pretty simple but tasty scotch ale that would probably garner a 4, but the carbonation is way too high, bringing this one down.

Dope, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of tony1017
4/5  rDev +13.3%

tony1017, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

PEIhop, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of TDizzel
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

TDizzel, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Gatordaddy, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Jlang2012
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Jlang2012, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Boto
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber: This one pours a dark, clear caramel brown color. There was just a wisp of an off white head on it. Nice big malty nose to it. Mainly toffee, toasted malts and caramel. Just a hint of some earthy hops. Medium bodied. Toasted toffee malt taste, just a hint of bitterness coming through. Nice.

Boto, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ColSanders123, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Jack of the Wood in Asheville

A - deep amber bordering on dark brown with a reddish hue; thin lacing of off white head

S - creamy, butterscotch, caramel, toast

T - caramel, butterscotch, creamy, mild hop bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a good example of the style. It has a nice flavor profile and good drinkability. It's worth cehcking out.

tdm168, May 29, 2012
Photo of McNealc31
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ours nicely with a bigger head than most Scotch Ales, and that familiar deep amber color. Toasted malt and toffee are coming through in the aroma. Rather inviting. Surprising amount of chocolate in the flavor. Toffee and smoked malt are rather noticeable, as well. Hops provide just a bit of a bitter and dry finish, but don't overpower anything, just as it should be with Scotch Ales.The 7% ABV give a bit of heat in the flavor and warmth in the finish.

I like this Wee-Heavy-er Scotch Ale. Perhaps not quite in the top tier of the style, but the chocolate gives it a nice twist.

McNealc31, May 20, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mikesgroove for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with an off-white head. As expected, the aroma is full of malt, with heavy amounts of toffee and caramel, as well as a hint of chocolate. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of toffee and caramel, as well as some peat malt notes, a hint of smoke and some light amounts of dark fruit. The alcohol is also present in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 13, 2012
Photo of Apellonious
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at jack of the wood.

A - dark brown, slightly cloudy, no head, sticky thin lace.

S - slight smoke, bread

T - chewy malts, bread, and smoke, but not overpowering or distracting. Some fruit hits at the back of the tongue.

M - sits well. Slightly below average carbonation. Sticky finish.

O - good scotch ale, worthy a try. Would drink it again.

Apellonious, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: dark brown, some reddish highlights. Wispy tan head.
smell: Nose on the light side of a wee heavy. Subtle caramel bready.
taste: Much like the nose. Pleasant though more subtle than I prefer.
overall: Nice and tasty. My first French Broad. Should be Wee-er Heavy.

cindyjeffsmith, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Jonmoore89
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Jonmoore89, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Mappies
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Mappies, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of discdueler
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

discdueler, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +13.3%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Beer21
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

Beer21, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at City Beverage in Durham. Oh and pint night. Lets go

Pours murky brown with a thin white head. No real carbonation.

Smells like a German Dunkel. Toasted corn, sweet caramel, and toffee come to mind. No bitterness. Honestly, I swore it was a Dunkel and still do.

At first, I get a mild bitterness. Then the sweetness sets in. Smooth feeling. The caramel and corn syrup really take the forefront here. Toffee comes in later.

VncentLIFE, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of DIM
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a clear chestnut brown. It was served to me with a small creamy cap.

s: Earthy toffee and brown sugar with hints of chocolate and muted fruits.

t: Mildly sweet up front with restrained flavors of peaty toffee, brown sugar, and hints of raisin. The finish adds a touch of warmth with a little cocoa and some dry, leafy bitterenss.

m: Medium bodied and kind of creamy.

o: Just a spot-on medium sized Scotch ale imo. I enjoyed my $4 dollar bomber just as much and I'm kicking myself for not getting more to bring home. I love the subtlety and restraint shown with this beer.

DIM, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of whitekiboko
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.