Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale | French Broad Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by wcudwight on 01-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
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9
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Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Jimmys
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

bomber into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: really deep caramel color. looks opaque brown at first, but it is not. great clarity. off-white head with good retention. thick lacing.

S: a mild chocolate and even more roast. virtually no hop aroma. smells dry as more and more roast comes into play.

T: chocolate and dry roast similar to the nose, however I am getting the faintest acrid smoke flavor as it warms. undetectable at first, but opens up a little with warmth. I would say chocolate is the biggest presence here. maybe a little vanilla? slightly sweet finish, but mostly dry.

M: moderate to low carb. medium body.

D: not a bad brew, but not a wee heavy to me at all. too roasty, chocolately, and not enough malt complexity to be to style for the wee heavy. they have a great base going here, just need to add some more unfermentables and build more caramel/body. imo of course.

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Photo of wr3ck00n
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of carrollmel7
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of KYGunner
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This has a lot of manly body as it poured a frothy, foamy head that had real retention. The mahogany coloring was deep and rich.

The nose was high in barley and bran with a grainy backbone. The interesting thing was the soft roasted coffee tones I detected.

If the coffee aroma was interesting the taste was truly surprising. There's a lot of roasted grains barley malt and some dry maple sweetness. The flavors are not immense but it has good diversity.

There's a higher than moderate carbonation but it's not abrasive, I just think it should have more thickness as a wee-heavy.

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Photo of JoninVT
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Pens1967
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JISurfer
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Zach136
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, amber color with a small head of foam. It smelled earthy/peaty with some toffee and caramel. Very malty and sweet with a mossy/grassy presence. It was crisp and smooth.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of animal69
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of duff247
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of travishardy929
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of GratefulEdd
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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