Pours clear with an enormous off-white, medium-sized bubbled foam (gives me the willies wondering if it is contaminated as this isn't normal for the style). Retention is really good while there is surprisingly little to no lacing.
Aroma is sweet, caramel, and toffee. Bread and butter scotch come to mind too. Roasted malt brings up the rare but is muted like most of it but the first three.
Taste isn't all that wonderful. Butter scotch and more to the point butter flavors overwhelmed me making my palate slippery for anything else to come by.
Medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.
There are some makings of a beer behind it but not enough to make it past my fourth sip: drain. I wanted to like this beer but it didn't take me in. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 20:54:12
Tasted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
$5.99 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
This staple from the highlands of Scotland is right at home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Wee Heavy-er is French Broad’s best-selling beer. At 7% ABV, this beer is meant to be savored. Great with food and friends.