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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
frenchbroadbrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wcudwight on 01-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
290
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
30
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 290 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of Bamarooster
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDocT
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of cnealc
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darktronica
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JWhat
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of target88
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seanote
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
2.68/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glanzman
4.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked great but really not that flavorful. I've had better in this category.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.17/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aProtagonist
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(not sure this was it but it was a scotch ale from asheville)

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Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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