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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

300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 50
Gots: 72 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2008

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A little surprised this is ranked so low. The appearance isn't anything to write home about. A bit lighter than expected, and pretty murky; not much head. The money is in the aroma and flavor. Super solid taste. Nice sweet caramel goodness with an appropriate hit ness. Dark fruits and all. Way good. The feel is also nice. Creamier than expected. Feels really good in the mouth. Overall, highly recommended. My bottle was aged two years. So that might make a difference. If you can get a bottle, then sit on it and drink it later.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown apricot copper color?A thinner slight off white head settles into a frothy mass.Fruit and caramel toffee mainly in the nose,quite alcoholic.Big chewey and yes alcoholic on the palate,cutting through the alcohol is dark fruit and more cramel toffee with a big hit of that warming alcohol in the finish all the way down.This feels all of 10% but it's made to sip and savor and it's great for that,I like it.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle, dated 12/2012.

Appearance: Pours a dirty, light brown body, thick & lasting head that seamlessly melds with the sides of the glass.

Smell: Smoky, caramel, rich.

Taste: Full on malt, rich warming, peaty a bit, heavy on the caramel, very sweet as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Very low carbonation, silky feel, covers the mouth.

Overall: Only saw now, a few days after i tasted it, that the ABV is 10%. In no way is that apparent. Great pick.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden honey with garnet highlights. One inch head dissipates quickly with a stratospheric top and foam hugs the ridge.

Booze stands front in the nose followed by a toffee/caramel with toasted nut and sweet malt aroma. Some allspice.

Again booze upfront on the taste buds balanced nicely with the malt and mild hop. Mellow burnt toffee.

Very mellow brew that finishes smoooth! I would compare a likeness of this to a Firestone Double DBA.

Overall nicely done. One needs to like a bit-o-booze and expect it in this quaff. Again, nicely balanced and not one characteristics outweighs the other. Only wish it were in my area as I would definitely git mo' of the Weee William.

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4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a large beer mug.

L - murky rust color with a thin beige head that just went away in a few minutes.

S - sweet toffee and burnt brown sugar.

T - sweetness upfront with the alcohol making itself known finishing with some light bitterness.

F - medium bodied, mild carbonation with some alcohol warming.

O - good example of the style.

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Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.