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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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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wcudwight on 01-16-2006)
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-23-2013 22:19:59 | More by GratefulEdd
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-28-2013 01:11:44 | More by Rifugium
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-17-2013 02:55:02 | More by dan027
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-14-2013 00:03:24 | More by Dave1999
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-12-2013 18:25:43 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-23-2013 05:21:53 | More by wyatt13
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csparace

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

So from the start the smell seems a little off. Its like a wetish peat smell. The taste is super super mild. Overwhelmingly mild. I have to look for the scotch for sure and it doesn't have that warming quality that I like in better scotch ales. Carbonation levels are appropriately low, but since the taste is, well watery, it doesn't really satisfy me. You can get a bit of an earthy woody feel with this beer, which is kind of attractive, but should be much stronger.

I picked this up at a gas station for $4 bucks so I'm still content. Definitely not a bold beer by any measure, but probably a good beer for anyone starting out with the genre or with micro brews in general.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 03:55:17 | More by csparace
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-11-2013 00:27:15 | More by NoCurse2012
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-04-2013 22:05:54 | More by firstlighthiker
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-26-2013 02:35:27 | More by M_C_Hampton
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DrinkDrankDronk

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-20-2013 02:22:01 | More by DrinkDrankDronk
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Lob

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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NastyNate11

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-10-2013 02:01:06 | More by NastyNate11
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hink29

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-26-2013 01:03:03 | More by hink29
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North Carolina

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Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Neddyboombox

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -57.4%

12-27-2012 19:18:23 | More by Neddyboombox
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JohnBender

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-27-2012 04:42:01 | More by JohnBender
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A new brewery for me. One of my favorite unheralded styles, and one that helped get me into craft beer.

Pours deep coffee brown, a hint of red, and dark enough that it's opaque but for the edges. Two fingers of big creamy light tan head, foamy, dense, delicious-looking. Relaxes slowly to a thick ring around the surface, creeping up to meet the abundant lacing. I don't know if that description paints the picture, but it's pretty.

Smell is malty and earthy with a bit of smoke. Dank, dark mud, a little musty, with figs backing it. Nice, if a litte on the soft side.

Taste is a bit flat. I don't have anything bad to say about it, but there's just not enough there. Very earthy malts, peaty, but they drift away too quickly, leaving only a lingering mild bitterness. Could be better; mostly I'd like to have more varied flavors from it.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium-heavy body, carbonation that rises up in the middle stages, right when it's needed, and a smooth finish that slides gracefully away.

A decent wee heavy. Definitely earthy and peaty. Main complaint is that I just want more flavors, more variety/depth/complexity, out of it.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 03:45:20 | More by zeledonia
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-09-2012 07:33:49 | More by Falcone
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of off white foam on top of a clear, dark amber brown body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - Dark toffee with just a touch of roast.

T - Soft caramel and dark sugar up front. Smoky caramel in the middle with a finish of dark, smooth malt and a touch of red apple.

M - Medium thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Well done, the balance is excellent and the beer hides its strength quite well.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 03:59:58 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: half finger rapidly dissipating head on an excellent clear deep amber body. A very attractive beer.

S: roasted and toasted malts, burnt toast and caramel.

T: flavor follows nicely with more toasted malts, sweet caramel, toffee, nuts, nutmeg and brown sugar. hints of smokey notes

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. very clean taste.

Overall: This beer is very attractive, incredibly easy to drink and very flavorful. The ABV is well hidden, a very nice beer and one of my favorite for this style. Its simple but that almost makes this one better.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 03:59:15 | More by kylehay2004
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.