Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale
French Broad River Brewing

Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleWee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale
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From:
French Broad River Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #167
ABV:
7%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,924
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 14.41%
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
166
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 05, 2022
Added:
Jan 16, 2006
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  31
SCORE
81
Good
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style AleWee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale
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Rated: 3.82 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
on draft at a bar in Charleston, served in tulip glass

dark brown in color, off white colored head. rich malty aroma and flavor, but not too sweet. fuller bodied.
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz can
lot #2862 packages 08/27/20
L: brown body; tall & foamy khaki head
S: malty grain, caramel, earthy hops & peat
T: caramelized grain, brown sugar, earthy hops, peat, molasses
F: full body, moderate carbonation, sweeter dry finish
O: this was decent at best; always glad to try something that I picked up while on vacation
Nov 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Oct 04, 2020
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very dark appearance. Hits you with sweet, roasted malts at first, but this flavor quickly dies down. Lingering, syrupy, dry finish.
Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Jul 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Nov 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by SmokySignals from North Carolina

Mar 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.18 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Jul 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by tgriff from South Carolina

Mar 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by BigBry from Canada (AB)

Jan 22, 2018
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Rated by Rovermonkey from North Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I love an oatmeal porter. This is not a porter. But it will please those lovers of Scottish ales as well as porter lovers. Does not disappoint!
Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.48 by weareallfalafel from Virginia

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Skagerrak from Georgia

4.32/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a solid Scottish style ale. Has a small head, clean malty smell, and not overly hopped. It's good from the can but if you're lucky enough to find it on draft, don't pass it up.
Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Apr 12, 2017
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Look: It pours brown with a light brown head.

Smell: It has a sweet, malty fruity aroma. It has a heavy plum and sweet malt aroma. There are also toasty elements.

Taste: The initial flavor is sweet. It has flavors of caramel, sweet grain, and heavy on the plum.

Feel: It has a moderate body and a sweet finish that is highlight by fruit, especially plums.

Overall. It has a sweet flavor from start to finish. The grains are sweet with sweet dark fruit.
Jan 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Pencible from Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: This poured a hazy dark mahogany with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like sweet light caramel and sugar daddy, with some milk chocolate and raisin and buttered honey biscuit.
T: It tasted like sweet caramel and fig and honey biscuit, with some copper hops and milk chocolate. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick and chewy with some carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a really nice scotch ale with intricate scent and taste. The body was solid, and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol. Not earth shattering, but quite enjoyable.
Sep 15, 2016
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Reviewed by OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
This Scotch Ale looks the part: a few shades shy of deep brown, clear and sparkling with a large, pebbly light-tan head that leaves thick slabs and microcells of lacing. The nose is light-medium, leading with cinnamon-like spice followed by toasty malt, behind which lurk hints of cherry and chocolate over a modestly complex, if not terribly deep, sweetish caramel character, all underpinned by a modest boozy undertow. The palate is a mildly-bitter, seamless melange of the notes found on the nose; it lacks the layered complexity typical of the best of the breed. Alcohol character is light-moderate. The finish is a significant hit of booze-tinged caramel, and the linger is a mildly bitter grassy, slightly caramelish toast flavor that lingers for a good while. Mouthfeel is biggish for the medium body, and the texture is creamy and very slightly peppery from the restrained carbonation. (12 oz can, no code date)
Jul 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by JDW4195 from Florida

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by aknalley from Texas

Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Dark copper, no head.

Raisin, toffee, and charred malt aromas.

For a Wee Heavy, especially a kicked up version of one, there's not much flavor here. It's surprisingly light, a little tangy, with nutty caramel.

It basically comes across as an amber.
Jun 26, 2016
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Reviewed by MECove from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not sure of the "look" as I drank it from a can. Ditto with the smell as I only caught the metallic aluminum. The feel is crisp! Not bubbly with too much air pockets, but enough for texture. The aftertaste is its best feature, a nut brown not creamy and not bitter, but a nice blend and balance of the two. It's a session, which is a style that I've come to appreciate only recently. IBU 24 and 7% but I don't know what SRM means...14.5. As a Scotch Ale, it's not too thick or rich.
Jun 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by Bamarooster from Virginia

Jun 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by bb-magic from Florida

Apr 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by buckyp from South Carolina

Apr 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Feb 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by BeerDocT from Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance 3.5: Pours out a very attractive chestnut brown. No head to speak of. Poor to no lacing.

Smell 4.25: Very nice bouquet. Roasted grains, light hops and a deep caramel. Promising!

Taste 3.75: Front is slightly sweet. Middle is watery and a huge disappointment. Some slight hints of malt here. Finish is where most of the flavor resides and what is there is good: caramel malts, light hops and some general residual sweetness. Aftertaste is nice: a slightly caramel/candy sweetness and some roasted, smoky notes.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Much too watery on the palate and displays a general lack of balance.

Overall 3.75: An uneven experience. This is like a friend's brew that you taste and think, "Hey! This isn't that bad! But, wow, is this a weird version of (fill in blank)." This is a good beer, but has some big gaps in its style profile. Still, it is a good Scotch ale in a pinch and that's what led me to buy it: the only Scotch ale I could find at the time.
Dec 30, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: A brilliant cherstnut poor rouses a 1” light tan head that quickly recedes.

S: Malty aromas with kettle sugars and traces of peat smoke.

T: Creamy, dark malt sugars, kettle sugars, lightly sweet, some drying from unmalted barley on the end with a touch of tartness. Lingering sweet dark sugar.

F: Medium body and medium to medium low carbonation.

O: Although a little light, a decent and very drinkable wee heavy.
Nov 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by cnealc from North Carolina

Nov 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by darktronica from Indiana

Nov 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Nov 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by JWhat from North Carolina

Oct 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.17 by robebo44 from Virginia

Oct 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by target88 from Kentucky

Oct 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by seanote from Ohio

Sep 03, 2015
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a beautiful clear garnet. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Light nose of caramel with hints of toffee.

Light full bodied with a creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is good, but lacks the intensity and complexity to be outstanding. Balance is world class. Basically, you get a blended one dimensional flavor - weak caramel / subtle toffee. The middle brings a subtle bitterness. The finish has a subtle sour undertone. Get Founder's Dirty Bastard instead.
Aug 26, 2015
Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad River Brewing
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