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Wet Willy Scotch Ale | New England Brewing Co.

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Wet Willy Scotch AleWet Willy Scotch Ale
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
319 Ratings
Wet Willy Scotch AleWet Willy Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,862
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
319
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
75
Trade:
4
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of illpass78
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky, cloudy orange with a short white head. It's very dense. Lacing minimal.

Aroma: The smell is complex and fairly unique. Lots of dark fruit, figs, dates, raisins, and sweetness. There's also toffee, burnt sugar, and a fair amount of booze. I also smell a note of apricot.

Taste: The taste follows the nose and is similarly complex and challenging. It's sweet, right up to the very edge of cloying, but doesn't cross it. The dark fruits dominate for me. Definitely a sipper.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice, thick body and a fairly smooth finish considering the high alcohol.

Overall: I enjoyed this. The high alcohol and complex flavors make it a bit of a challenge on the palate, but it a good way, for sure. Put the keys away and give it a try.

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Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dheacck11
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of rjp217
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle (no date) into a tulip...

A - A dark orange look with a small head that dissipates immediately and no lace, meh

S - Difficult for me to pull any aroma out of this. I get some muted caramel and maybe some dark fruits but that is about it

T - Really shines here... Toffee, molasses, candy and raisins stand out big time. Pretty complex

M - Great body, silky smooth and a heavy booze presence

O - This beer is a bit of a monster. The 10% wacks you in the face. Definitely a sipper. The taste and mouthfeel are outstanding. Reminds me of an alcoholic fruit roll up. Good stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of mquartuccio87
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of guido19
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of C20Percent
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A little surprised this is ranked so low. The appearance isn't anything to write home about. A bit lighter than expected, and pretty murky; not much head. The money is in the aroma and flavor. Super solid taste. Nice sweet caramel goodness with an appropriate hit ness. Dark fruits and all. Way good. The feel is also nice. Creamier than expected. Feels really good in the mouth. Overall, highly recommended. My bottle was aged two years. So that might make a difference. If you can get a bottle, then sit on it and drink it later.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Stum-pub
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Pete27lax
4/5  rDev +2%

Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 319 ratings
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