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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: 231
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.34%
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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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

burnzgtm, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

loverofthecraft, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Vestlake, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown, Finger of beige head fades fast, semi-opaque but filtered, slight red tinge when held to the light.

S: Coffee, dark toasted malt, slight scotch scent, rye- pumpernickel bread, cigarette breath.

T: Coffee, rye-pumpernickle bread, cigarette, sweetness on the end. I think of dark lagers like the one from Portugaul, but more sweetness and other elements. Biscuity and bready.

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

O: Not like Old Chub which is my fav so far in this style, but fair. Fine by itself or with some Haggis or turnips.

patre_tim, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

CLEGentleman21, Jun 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

rickcrip76, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

plinythederek, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

mbonugli, May 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

EinFesteBurg, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ajdemma, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

OldhouseRecs, Apr 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

kushlash23, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

SFNC, Apr 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

RyanAU, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

OldSmaug, Apr 06, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a La Fin du Monde tulip. The pour is a beautiful reddish-brown, quite dark and clear, and sports a nice thick foamy head with some really good retention and lacing. Somewhat mild nose with light notes of toasted malt, hazelnuts, and toffee.

Medium body, firm feel, and a malt-forward flavor. Not as rich as some Scotch ales, but still a fair amount of toasty goodness. Some bread and biscuit notes up front are quickly accented by raisins, toffee, and then by just enough of a hop kiss to provide some spice on the finish. Very drinkable and food-friendly beer.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

KFrank729, Mar 16, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium goblet. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick bubbly ring behind.

S- Mild roasted malt brings notes of cocoa and vanilla plus the usual Scotch ale mustiness.

T- The malt is even more mild in the flavor, dropping to more of a toasty level. Slightly sweet with more notes of cocoa and vanilla. Alcohol is well-hidden and everything is smooth but there's not a whole lot of character in the taste overall.

M- A tad dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- It's important to note that there are very few Scotch ales I've met and liked. That being said, this one isn't bad IMO since it's drinkable and unoffensive, but I would be reaching for something else if it wasn't for the fact I got this for free and have nothing else to drink.

Immortale25, Mar 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

RochefortChris, Feb 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +42%

Scooter123, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

AngusOg, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

jerefreakinmiah, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

bomber into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: really deep caramel color. looks opaque brown at first, but it is not. great clarity. off-white head with good retention. thick lacing.

S: a mild chocolate and even more roast. virtually no hop aroma. smells dry as more and more roast comes into play.

T: chocolate and dry roast similar to the nose, however I am getting the faintest acrid smoke flavor as it warms. undetectable at first, but opens up a little with warmth. I would say chocolate is the biggest presence here. maybe a little vanilla? slightly sweet finish, but mostly dry.

M: moderate to low carb. medium body.

D: not a bad brew, but not a wee heavy to me at all. too roasty, chocolately, and not enough malt complexity to be to style for the wee heavy. they have a great base going here, just need to add some more unfermentables and build more caramel/body. imo of course.

Jimmys, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

wr3ck00n, Dec 30, 2013
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.