Wee Heavy 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: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by stirgy on 05-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
15.82%
 
 
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1
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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a somewhat opaque brown with a hint of amber. Off white head is not very strong and dissipates quickly, limited lacing with no strength grabbing the glass.

S: Weak aroma, really hard to pick much up, slight roast and sweet malt, but very slight.

T: Again very muted, there is a sweetness there with some roast but muted. That said it is very clean on the finish, not really dry but clean. Pretty smooth with some flavor.

F: Pretty light mouthfeel. Carbonation is also limited. Just a touch of cloying sweetness.

O: Okay, so this is no world class Wee Heavy or Scotch Ale, but not a bad brew. Some taste, very clean, smooth and easy to drink. I will call it a decent session scotch ale.

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Photo of RochefortChris
2.7/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of greeniedgator
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of KFrank729
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of grassybranch
4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Brewski
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of pjhalifax
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JordanPP
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of GFish
4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mklinger
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lob
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of tony1017
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dfpratt09
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

caramel color with a small head of off white that hung for a good long while before settling down. Lots of malty goodness on the nose right away. Caramel, nice earthy tones with an almost peat like touch to it as it warms. Nice body, a bit undercarbonated for me, but still decent. Warm bready malts, a light touch of grain and a smooth, rather dense caramel flavor wash over the palate. Intresting blend of flavors, but nothing really show stopping

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Photo of John_M
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barley's the other night.

The beer pours an amber brown color with OK at best head retention and decent lacing. On the nose I'm surprised by what I smell. While attractive, I normally don't encounter the sort of roasty and smokey aroma I'm picking up. The beer really smells more like a robust porter, with smoke, roasty sweet malt, and something of a tootsieroll aroma. Hmmmm.... Flavors generally replicate the nose, with the flavor profile dominated by the dry, roasty smoke flavors. It's not terrible, but is not what I was expecting in a wee heavy scotch style ale. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and the flavors drop off a bit on the finish. Drinkability is OK, with the alcohol not at all noticeable.

An interesting effort, but just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of Enola
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer had a smell head. It was a light mahogany color. The smell was similar to a red ale. The taste was good for the style. It was a little thin bodied and had a macro type aftertaste. I could drink these again. A decent Scotttish Ale. This beer should not be confused with the Wee-Heavier Scotch Ale. Two different beers, two different styles.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.43/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Terry's in SC.

No head whatsoever. Not sure if that is due to the pour or lack of head forming ability of the beer. No lacing either. Quite dissapointing looking.

No aroma. I tried and tried to get some aroma and could not for the life of me get anything out of this brew. Again, dissapointing.

Malty taste is nice. No hops in the flavor. However, the beer is slightly fruity, which is usually indication of hops. Interesting.

Average beer. No body, a bit watery. Not my favorite. Try a different kind of scotch ale.

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Photo of NClifestyle
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a growler of this at Greenlife in Asheville.
Poured up an amber color, very clear and bright. Not much head, a think layer that disappeared quickly.
Some malt smell, with a touch of sweet bread.
The taste was similar to the smell, with a nice malt flavor being the dominant one, with some hop near the end, more sweet or light syrup than hop.
Possibly due to the growler, but not much on the carbonation side. Smooth, somewhat creamy, and easily drinkable.
Not a bad beer, but I thought it would be a bit stronger. Actually, I was hoping it was a post 'pop the cap' creation, but sadly, it was quite a bit under the 6% cap. Still, I would order another one from the tap if it were a warmer day.

cheers...

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Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale from French Broad Brewing Co.
3.54 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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