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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale is based on our Wee Heavy Scotch Ale recipe, but with a little more-er alcohol. This traditional Scotch Lowland ale is one of our most popular brews. Some of you may remember the original Wee-Heavy from the days when North Carolina brewers could not brew beers containing more than 6% ABV. We would like to take a moment and thank the people of Pop-the-Cap for all their hard work. Gold Medal - 2002 World Beer Championships, Chicago

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaveStroud (10) - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Very smooth taste, almost no bitterness. Good color and flavor, but leaves something to be desired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2016
1/31/2015: Sugary and caramelized malts in the aroma along with hints of toasted nuts; deep chestnut brown color with an ivory-colored head; caramel-toffee malt, raisin and golden raisin, brown sugar, toasted pecan, bread crust, subtle earthy hops, fleeting hints of soy sauce (something different that I can’t quite nail down); medium body, smooth and slick on the palate; damn good beer! Scotch Ale is my favor style and while French Board Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale doesn’t have all the depth and smoke that I love in The Duck Rabbit Scotch Ale (one of my all time favorites), it’s still quite complex and a very interesting interpretation of the style. I like the lower alcohol (compared to many typical Scotch Ales) and the all around balance and drinkability of this beer. I really wish that I would have picked up a 6-pack of this since it isn’t available in Ohio, but I bet this is best on draught any war. Oh well, I’ll definitely be seeking this one out again the next time I’m in NC... Draught at Standard Pizza Co. in Asheville, NC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Clear medium brown with little beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is nuts and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (641) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Tap, amber pour, tan head, nose and taste are caramel, nutty, sweet, pretty godo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3966) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 24, 2015
A pretty okay wee heavy. Malty and rich, but with a thin finish. Raisin, brown sugar, and grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Can during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 think I brought this one ? Clear amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is apple orchard, musty fruit tones, nutty, toffee. Taste comprises biscuit, apple pie, bitter orange, brown sugar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close. Bit of a mess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1853) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Nice scotch ale. Dry malty body. Caramel. No head. Bready at first, the rounds out to nice hoppy after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can. Poured clear brown color with an average to large tan frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

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