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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
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3.52/5
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290 Ratings
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

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Added by wcudwight on 01-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,043
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
290
pDev:
14.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 290 |  Reviews: 135
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - When held to the light it reveals a dark rust color with amber highlights. It was topped with an inch of beige head.

S - I get some toffee and caramel malt. I get a little smokiness and some alcohol.

T - The taste is caramel malt with some roasted and smokey notes. I also get a little alcohol.

M - Medium

O - It's not a bad beer, but nothing great. I would probably drink it again. I guess it's above average.

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Photo of akorsak
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bomber bottle from the brewery in AVL. Notes.

A: A caramel color, still translucent but definitely richer and darler on the amber spectrum. A white head - no lacing.

S: The nose is a combination of caramel and nuts - malty no two ways about it. Decadent with chocolatey notes following the caramel and nuttiness.

T: The nose is a big set up that the body struggles to keep up with. The ale is plenty malty - the caramel and nuts still there - but the sweetly bitter tinge of the chocolate isn't. Over time, as the ale warms up, a distinct peaty aroma manages to peep through - that is the richest part of the ale. Enjoyable but I liked the Heavy-est more.

M: A resounding malty body, well-carbonated with just a bit of hoppiness to balance. The nose is a winner, followed by the finish of a warmer glass.

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3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a rusty brown with a enormous fluffy tan head. Fades at a medium pace, leaving only minor lacing artifacts behind.

S: Caramel is prominent, not much else. Maybe a hint of toffee. Touch of toasted malt and I swear I get orange marmalade.

T: Toffee and caramel up front. Turns toasty with a hint of brown sugar and maybe even some maple. Simple and malty but smooth at least. Ends a touch drying with some earthiness.

M: Carbonation way too high, making this one annoyingly airy.

O: Meh, it would be a pretty simple but tasty scotch ale that would probably garner a 4, but the carbonation is way too high, bringing this one down.

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3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber: This one pours a dark, clear caramel brown color. There was just a wisp of an off white head on it. Nice big malty nose to it. Mainly toffee, toasted malts and caramel. Just a hint of some earthy hops. Medium bodied. Toasted toffee malt taste, just a hint of bitterness coming through. Nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Jack of the Wood in Asheville

A - deep amber bordering on dark brown with a reddish hue; thin lacing of off white head

S - creamy, butterscotch, caramel, toast

T - caramel, butterscotch, creamy, mild hop bitterness in the finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a good example of the style. It has a nice flavor profile and good drinkability. It's worth cehcking out.

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3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ours nicely with a bigger head than most Scotch Ales, and that familiar deep amber color. Toasted malt and toffee are coming through in the aroma. Rather inviting. Surprising amount of chocolate in the flavor. Toffee and smoked malt are rather noticeable, as well. Hops provide just a bit of a bitter and dry finish, but don't overpower anything, just as it should be with Scotch Ales.The 7% ABV give a bit of heat in the flavor and warmth in the finish.

I like this Wee-Heavy-er Scotch Ale. Perhaps not quite in the top tier of the style, but the chocolate gives it a nice twist.

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Wee Heavy-er Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 290 ratings
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