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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: 219
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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 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.

06-09-2012 21:50:20 | More by Boto
Photo of ColSanders123


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

06-06-2012 14:10:23 | More by ColSanders123
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

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.

05-29-2012 08:39:06 | More by tdm168
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.

05-20-2012 01:54:57 | More by McNealc31
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.

05-13-2012 02:35:44 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Apellonious

North Carolina

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.

04-14-2012 23:11:07 | More by Apellonious
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


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.

04-11-2012 23:31:34 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of Jonmoore89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

04-04-2012 22:44:52 | More by Jonmoore89
Photo of Mappies


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-30-2012 03:07:34 | More by Mappies
Photo of discdueler

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-24-2012 04:19:00 | More by discdueler
Photo of UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-12-2012 00:54:31 | More by UltimateLivewire
Photo of OldTime


4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-09-2012 21:20:52 | More by OldTime
Photo of Beer21


1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

02-22-2012 02:02:39 | More by Beer21
Photo of VncentLIFE

North Carolina

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.

02-17-2012 01:35:06 | More by VncentLIFE
Photo of DIM


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.

01-03-2012 20:52:52 | More by DIM
Photo of whitekiboko

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-27-2011 01:03:05 | More by whitekiboko
Photo of jophish17


3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-24-2011 07:10:32 | More by jophish17
Photo of busterwhite


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.

12-17-2011 15:32:27 | More by busterwhite
Photo of bsuedekum


2.5/5  rDev -29%

12-14-2011 04:01:42 | More by bsuedekum
Photo of tbeq00


4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2011 20:25:20 | More by tbeq00
Photo of Lantern

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-06-2011 16:57:14 | More by Lantern
Photo of tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-03-2011 23:49:50 | More by tclapper
Photo of brandoman63


4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-29-2011 03:43:55 | More by brandoman63
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +17.9%

brown with a huge tan colored head. A great amount of lace was left down the glass, and the settling of the beer was a fantastic site, grat pour, looked perfect. Smell was sweet right away. Lots of sugar and caramel smells, hints of grains and breads and even a light hop presence rounded this put nicely. The taste followed right away, but was alot more hoppy then I had envisioned. Lots of caramel and sugar flavors

11-27-2011 06:12:35 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of dc55110


2.68/5  rDev -23.9%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 12oz snifter.

Pours a deep amber, almost crimson. A flurry of head quickly rises, but dissipates just as fast. A decent amount of lacing rings the glass.
The smell is some what bright and fruity. There is a bit of the normal caramel maltyness in the background. Sweet is what I smell...
The taste is very similar to the nose, bright tangy sweetness with an underlying amount of the caramel malt I am looking for.

Rather thin, carbonation while looking full, is not very present.

Overall this is OK at best. I think this bottle may have been well past its prime.

11-24-2011 04:33:23 | More by dc55110
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
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