Updated Review 08/09
Between the first and the second review I have visited French Broad in Asheville! This second experience seems much better in the appearance depratment and although a touch acidic, it tastes and drinks much better than my experience of a year ago. Scores adjusted accordingly.
Original Review 08/08
22 oz bomber as part of a sampling at The Brick Store courtesy of Dave. Simple brown body with disappointing head and lace.
Malty beer (obvioulsy) but the overwhelming notion that I left with was a lack of body. Watery? No, but for the style it lacked depth. Alcohol presence seemed a little above the 7.00% too, which gave it an edge that I was not looking for.
Lacked smoothness for me which IMO is a critical characteristic of the style. My first adventure with French Broad and although OK, lacked satisfaction. Onward and upward, and hopefully their other offereings will excite me more.
French Broad Brewing Co.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy