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

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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | 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 Immortale25
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
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%

Photo of Scooter123
5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Jimmys
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of wr3ck00n
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of carrollmel7
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KYGunner
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.