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Wet Willy Scotch Ale - New England Brewing Co.

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Wet Willy Scotch AleWet Willy Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 51
Gots: 70 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2008)
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Bottle from '09 (cellared by Nikki's, purchased for $6).

A- Pours a clear amber color with a golden hue, a bit on the flat side without any head and not a lot of noticeable carbonation (3.5)

S- Aromas of dark fruits, plums, malts, light caramel, a bit of oxidation, gets better as it warms up (4)

T- Taste of sweet dark malts, plums, lightly syrupy caramel, butterscotch, and a bit of oxidation that blends well with the beer. Again opens up as it warms a bit, fairly tasty for it's age and lives up to the aroma (4.25)

M- A tiny bit light for the style, more carbonation then the appearance would lead you to believe with a little bit of a fizzy presence, fairly drinkable with just a mild boozy presence for 10%, just a very slight hint of syrupiness (4.25)

O- This was a nice beer for being 5 years old, I haven't had it fresh but I imagine it's right around it's peak right now but could maybe hold up for a couple more years. For $6 you can't go wrong, I may go back and pick up a couple more (4.25)

08-27-2014 22:32:24 | More by jaasen64
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Hojo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-22-2014 18:48:56 | More by Hojo
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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-13-2014 02:11:58 | More by RichD
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-06-2014 05:25:56 | More by zestar
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DrewRPS

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-04-2014 03:08:30 | More by DrewRPS
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gueuzegossage

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

07-29-2014 06:39:57 | More by gueuzegossage
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audioserf

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-25-2014 15:18:19 | More by audioserf
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-23-2014 05:03:31 | More by GRG1313
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-05-2014 13:55:54 | More by BeerThursdays
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-17-2014 20:47:34 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-09-2014 15:40:55 | More by slim2043
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -2%

500ml bottle poured into an unlabeled snifter 5/30/2014.

A- Dark brown amber body. Clear. One finger white head with short retention time. Not much lacing.

S- Tons of toffee, glazed caramel, brown sugar. Sweet but a beautiful smelling nose with a nice complexity.

F- Lot of toffee and molasses. A component reminds me of tapioca, like what is used in bubble tea. A hint of holiday spices. Even a bit of glazed donut frosting. Very sweet and one of the first scotch ales that I've found to be more than just a simple toffee bomb.

M- Medium bodied, even slightly syrupy, low in carbonation but about par for the style. Sweet, sweet finish that is unfortunately taken down quite a bit by a strong, boozy fusel flavour that leaves a hot finish as it goes down. I'm just not a fan of that type of booziness. Certainly a sipper.

O- Very interesting and quite sweet scotch ale that I actually find myself enjoying despite its heavy fusel character.

05-31-2014 04:17:03 | More by Stevedore
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Gobzilla

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-25-2014 06:27:22 | More by Gobzilla
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-10-2014 22:36:25 | More by HeadyTheElder
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illpass78

Maine

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky, cloudy orange with a short white head. It's very dense. Lacing minimal.

Aroma: The smell is complex and fairly unique. Lots of dark fruit, figs, dates, raisins, and sweetness. There's also toffee, burnt sugar, and a fair amount of booze. I also smell a note of apricot.

Taste: The taste follows the nose and is similarly complex and challenging. It's sweet, right up to the very edge of cloying, but doesn't cross it. The dark fruits dominate for me. Definitely a sipper.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice, thick body and a fairly smooth finish considering the high alcohol.

Overall: I enjoyed this. The high alcohol and complex flavors make it a bit of a challenge on the palate, but it a good way, for sure. Put they keys away and give it a try.

04-27-2014 11:45:14 | More by illpass78
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-15-2014 16:33:18 | More by MattXT
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Duffman79

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-13-2014 10:18:50 | More by Duffman79
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-28-2014 00:50:49 | More by PEIhop
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-08-2014 13:20:17 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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ShaneDorsey

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-08-2014 06:57:58 | More by ShaneDorsey
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-05-2014 03:52:12 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-04-2014 21:37:56 | More by NuclearRich
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-03-2014 18:20:52 | More by dheacck11
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-01-2014 04:09:23 | More by Gonzoillini
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-28-2014 01:55:15 | More by ubufan2112
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Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.