Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale - French Broad Brewing Co.

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241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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

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(Beer added by: wcudwight on 01-16-2006)
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Photo of NorCalAussie
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of GPHarris
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage

a - poured a one finger thick eggshell-colored head into a snifter. the body was a dark dull brown with purple edges.
s - dark fruits and toasted malts.
t - raisins, chocolate, toasted bread.
m - medium and slick.
o - good beer, not up there with some of the other scotch styles i've had but good nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
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.

Photo of KFrank729
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Immortale25
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.

Photo of RochefortChris
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.