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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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80
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224 Ratings
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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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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

kushlash23, Apr 18, 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
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%

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
Photo of KFrank729
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

KFrank729, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%

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%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

grumpygerman, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

carrollmel7, Dec 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

jaswilson2, Dec 08, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%

This has a lot of manly body as it poured a frothy, foamy head that had real retention. The mahogany coloring was deep and rich.

The nose was high in barley and bran with a grainy backbone. The interesting thing was the soft roasted coffee tones I detected.

If the coffee aroma was interesting the taste was truly surprising. There's a lot of roasted grains barley malt and some dry maple sweetness. The flavors are not immense but it has good diversity.

There's a higher than moderate carbonation but it's not abrasive, I just think it should have more thickness as a wee-heavy.

KYGunner, Dec 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

JoninVT, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Pens1967, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

JISurfer, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Choooobee, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

baklo, Oct 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29%

traviswhillier, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

KevinGordon, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

marley2112, Sep 22, 2013
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.