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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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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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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DrunkinYogi, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Gatordaddy, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Jlang2012, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Boto
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ColSanders123, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%

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 +12.2%

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 +13.6%

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 +10.2%

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 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Jonmoore89, Apr 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Mappies, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

discdueler, Mar 24, 2012
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Beer21, Feb 22, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +17.9%

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
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4.33/5  rDev +23%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev -21%

Poured into a pint glass. Dark brown with little to no head. No lacing.

Smells of malt, some raisins and spice.

Sweet malt flavor with a little bitterness. Not a very strong flavor, almost watered down.

Mouthfeel is too thin and watery.

A little dissapointed, the taste that comes through is good but there was not much of it. This was too weak and thin.

busterwhite, Dec 17, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.