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:
289
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 289 |  Reviews: 135
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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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of jjboesen
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Asheville-brewed poured into my tulip glass purchased from Trophy Brewing (Raleigh, NC) with a quick head that soon subsided into a ruby body. There is little lacing with a sparse and flimsy head. There is a subtle malty nose; the palate detects a sweet plum flavor with a malt base. The balance is superb and the mouthfeel is silky and smooth.
Highly drinkable.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mantooth
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barczar
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is caramelly, with a touch of fruity specialty malt. Fairly nutty, as well.

Flavor is fruity, wIth a nutty caramel malt backbone, and a bitter finish.

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Photo of ordybill
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a very sweet malt and vanilla aroma.
Appearance- This beer is a light brown color with a small tan colored head.
Taste- Has a mellow malt flavor with a mix of vanilla, i did not care for the aftertaste.
Palate- A heavy bodied beer with mild carbonation and an oily texture.
Overall- I have not jumped on the "Scotch Ale" bandwagon yet. I have tried several and none of them have blown me away yet. I will try this beer again once I have sampled more of this style.

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Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Asheville Brewey (DL likes it)

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Photo of KajII
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium caramel brown with a pillowy off white head and has notes of sweet toasted malts, caramel and a light herbal hop. It has a lightly malty sweet carmel taste with a small dark fruit presence at first, then a decent bitterness slips in to balances it out... https://www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

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Photo of GlacierSapien
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A good solid wee-heavy
There's much better scotch ales out there but still good and easy to drink

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Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.03/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

French Broad Wee-Heavy-Er Scotch Style Ale has a thin, beige head, a red-brown, somewhat bubbly appearance, some ascending bubbles, and minor lacing left behind. The aroma is of an odd sweet-sour, some peat, a touch of smoke, caramel candy, and brown bread crust. Taste is of the same strange sweet & sour sauce, moderate bitterness, lemon, lime, and bread. Mouthfeel is on the light side, and French Broad Wee-Heavy-Er finishes mostly dry and not unlike Bud Light Lime, in some respects.

RJT

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

Photo of Jamstone714
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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