Wee Heavy-est
French Broad River Brewing

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From:
French Broad River Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV:
10.1%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 31, 2016
Added:
Feb 07, 2011
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  2
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.02 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Oct 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 04, 2016
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Rated by mlockman from Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Definitely a sweeter brew, but not cloyingly so.
Jul 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by Goatdavemac from North Carolina

Jan 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by ThurstonHowell3 from Kentucky

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.88 by fastestmanalive from Florida

Aug 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Nov 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina

Sep 12, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by smithj4 from New York

May 27, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by ecmoon3 from South Carolina

Oct 17, 2012
 
Rated: 4.5 by SamBzkr from North Carolina

Oct 07, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by greencovesteve from North Carolina

Feb 20, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by whitekiboko from South Carolina

Dec 27, 2011
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Reviewed by mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
hickory brown with a very cloudy and hazy consistency to it. Not bad overall, I could see some carbonation, barely making it out through the haze. Very nice looking indeed.

deep malty backbone was starting to push through. Lots of sweet notes taking over on this one, with hints of caramel, vanilla and nice earthy grains starting to come to the front. Definitely, some wood somewhere in its history as the aroma of oak was huge on this one. Lots of caramel and vanilla starting to take shape here, really lightning it up and make it that much sweeter. Next up in the lineup was a full on assault of the oak and wood flavors that were coming through earlier. Strong hints of oak and bourbon dominating it here, really giving it a deep flavor and pronounced presence
Nov 27, 2011
 
Rated: 3 by thebouch01 from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2011
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Reviewed by DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage. This explicitly says 10.10% ABV on it and is named "Wee Heavy-est Belgian Style Scotch Ale."

4.0 A: Pours a dark brown color. Just about two fingers of frothy beige head that retains about as well as can be expected from a brew of this nature. A small ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Not nearly as sweet as I was expecting. Rather, the main contributing aroma is a dry, dusty nuttiness. The Belgian yeast comes through well, lending a clove and pepper spiciness. A good bit of toastiness and a vinous fruitiness with white grapes and plum. A little odd overall and certainly out of place for the supposed style, but not bad.

3.5 T: For the most part, this follows the nose, but adds hints of caramel. Toasty, nutty, and perhaps a bit musky funkiness. Clove and pepper again from the yeast. Again, plenty of nuttiness. Not nearly as vinous as the nose. Instead, the fruitiness comes in the form of fig, raisin, and plum. The finish leaves an almost charred roastiness.

3.5 M: Medium body and fairly light for the style (I guess the Belgian yeast influenced this to a degree). Good moderate carbonation. Slanted more toward dry and dusty than creamy. Still, it goes down easy.

3.0 D: Not too bad, but this isn't a beer to reach for if you want an actual wee heavy. I'd call this a Belgian brown ale if anything.
Aug 10, 2011
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Reviewed by mikereaser from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz. bottle on July 7, 2011 into my New Belgium globe

Pours a dark brown with 2 inches of off white foam that faded and left plenty of lacing. The taste is very vinous, lots of grape skin and quite unexpected. Its unlike any other wee-heavy i've had. Quite enjoyable There is a big tannin flavor that is just very enjoyable. The mouthfeel is a medium body, but lively carbonation. Its unique flavor has me coming back for more, but the flavor can become a bit taxing.

3.5/3.5/4/3.5/3.5
Jul 07, 2011
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Huge thanks to kubrick215 for sharing this.

Pours a deep dark ruby/chestnut brown color that's almost completely opaque with slight mahogany edges and a two finger frothy, pillowy beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic rings and chunks of lacing left behind.

Sweet earthy aroma with lots of vinous dark fruit notes that accoman
Feb 07, 2011
Wee Heavy-est from French Broad River Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 19 ratings