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Wee Mac - Sun King Brewing Company

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Wee MacWee Mac

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BA SCORE
81
good

378 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 16
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cnally on 08-22-2009)
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Photo of MortarPestle
1/5  rDev -72.1%

MortarPestle, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of vw73182
1.63/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I’ve had several Scottish Ales and this one is nothing similar. First off the smell of this beer seems offensive. The appearance of the brown hue is almost like muddy water not what I would expect for a Scottish Ale. The taste is repulsive extremely metallic taste and that’s it. The Palate is all the same all the way through watery metallic

vw73182, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of FightingEntropy
1.68/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Copper ale with mostly gold highlights shining through in spite of being a wee heavy. Slightly off white head falls quickly. Strong malt nose w/o any hops noticed, but there's a stale bread smell that's rather unpleasant. Strong diacytl, I believe. Diacytal flavors, butterscotch, and staleness continue in the taste. Sour and off flavored, and the mouthfeel is watery. I'm generally beer adventurous, but extremely disappointed with this beer and having a hard time finishing it. Avoid.

FightingEntropy, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Stinger80OH
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Stinger80OH, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Piga88
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Piga88, Yesterday at 12:20 AM
Photo of kjc51478
2.03/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Appearance is dark copper color with thin beige head.

S: Aroma is weak with notes of chocolate and caramel.

T: Taste is fairly one dimensional with some caramel and nuts flavors in there but mostly just plain maltiness. Not much hop character to speak of.

M: Palate is light-bodied and slightly watery.

O: Overall, a very disappointing beer.

kjc51478, May 21, 2011
Photo of Cozuma
2.04/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: looks nearly like it could be promising but seems to be a little dark for a Scottish, thin head around the edge of the sample glass, no creamy head evident.

S: slight malty character

T: bland watery like lacking a strong or noticeable flavor

M: Thin and water like

O: For all the hype surrounding this beer and the number of people that told me to go get it and drink it I am glad to say I did not pay for a pint, the bar was kind enough to allow me to sample it before I threw my money away on it. I can't say it's horrible because it didn't make me want to spit it out or throw the glass but I was unable to see what others find so magical about it. Moral of the story: Happy to try it but very glad I didn't pay for it.

Cozuma, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of CitizenRay
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

I'm not too sure what Sun King was attempting to do with this beer. There's really not much to say about it besides maybe that it's a mildly acceptable brown ale. They are worthy of greater beers (recent beers have proven this point) but for some reason Wee Mac is still out there. Your guess is as good as mine.

CitizenRay, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Kbogac
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Cloudy light brown with minimal cream colored foam. Dissipated quickly to a light film with a ring. Very little smell. I get a little malt but not much else. Taste is light almost washed out. There is some malt, caramel maybe hops but it is tough to tell. The carbonation is high and somewhat off putting. Very sharp and an assault to the tongue. Overall I didn't really enjoy this beer.

Kbogac, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Beaver13
2.18/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

16 oz can. Pours clear ruby amber with a big fizzy off white head that goes to a thin film.

The aroma is sweet peaty caramel malts with a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet peaty caramel malts. The mouthfeel is thin and very watery.

Overall, very thin and watery and bland.

Beaver13, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of rudzud
2.23/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear mahogany hue with a nice two finger off white head that fades rather quickly, not quite soda fast but fast, to leave no lacing and very thin wisps. Quite average in the long run. Numerical score: 3 (x .05 = .15)

S - Aromas of caramel, toffee, light malts, faint biscuits and a little raisin. Rather underwhelming. Numerical score: 2.75 (x .2 = .55)

T - Taste is lightly creamy, faint caramel/toffee, faint sweet malts, fair amount of biscuit/grain. Very watery. As others have stated the finish has an almost dirty, metallic taste reminiscent of a cheap Euro lager or incredibly bland/thin brown ale. Numerical score: 2 (x .45 = .9)

M - Mouthfeel is incredibly thin and watery with that off finish. Numerical score: 1.75 (x .1 = .18)

O - Overall this beer was a big let down. I expect much more from Sun King and this scottish ale was incredibly subpar. Very thin and watery, mediocre flavours and a lack luster nose. Quite a shame. Numerical score: 2.25 (x .2 = .45)

Total Rating score: 2.23
Serving Type: Can

rudzud, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of dcisco44
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

dcisco44, Mar 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

BetsyE, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
2.48/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

What’s more American than drinking a great pint of beer from a local establishment on the Fourth of July? Well, besides running around foreign countries fighting terrorists in an Uncle Sam outfit, not a whole lot. It’s capitalism at its best: voting with my beer dollar to support a local group of entrepreneurs. Here’s hoping that the drinking experience lives up to the setting in which it’s being drank!

A: This one pours from the can a deep, shining crimson. Excellent. The head is awesomely creamy, but it disappears so quickly that it makes the original showing of carbonation forgettable. No lacing, either, but the body’s beautiful color saves it from mediocrity.

S: Some decent malts provide some good sweet notes, dark fruits above all else. Meaty hints of yeasts show signs of those alcohol-heavy tendencies that are so prevalent in the style. The grains can come off as old and unimpressive every once in a while, but overall it’s a pleasing, fruity welcome to this brew.

T: Fruit juice, anyone? As I sip away, the first thing I get is a thin, berry juice taste. It’s like Kool-Aid that turns out bad because you don’t have enough powder; watery is what comes to mind. The yeast makes its entrance after, showing a hint of darkness in the fruit category before drifting off without much of a lingering effect. Hops are not supposed to be huge in this style, so their absence isn’t missed as much; however, it would have been a nice distraction from the unwelcome nature of the palate. To be honest, this seems more like a drink that someone made in a “My First Beer” brewkit rather than a professional brewery. Not good.

M: Thin and watery, adding to this beer’s sad personality. Give me some carbonation! I wish this had been the brew’s saving grace, but it does nothing but amplify the worst aspects of the drinking experience.

O: The seas of good beer flavor are never at rest, presenting new challenges for microbreweries every single day. That’s why I can pick up four cans of Sun King’s Osiris PA and be perfectly content, but four of these would bring me nothing but disappointment. Ah well, it just goes to show: not every beer is great, and not every brewer has its styles down. Give these guys a few years and they might be sending this one out with the strength and flavor I know they can deliver. At least that’s what I hope…

BarryMFBurton, Jul 05, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Dayman766, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of DGSchmitt
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

DGSchmitt, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of IndianapolisDrinker
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

IndianapolisDrinker, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of birchstick
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

birchstick, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of ThurmondTX
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

ThurmondTX, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of tdeshaw
2.56/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: This was the best part about this beer, looking at it. I poured a nice ruby brown with small tan head. Clear.
S: It had a decent smell to it. It's not too roasty or peaty which was nice but it smelled very small, if that makes sense.
T: It was very smooth but was not what I was expecting. It is not very rich with little caramel hazelnut notes like I was prepared for. Very light for a Scottish style ale.
M: Smooth moderately creamy but the carbonation was good. I don't want to say it's watery but it was not very full, like not at all.
O: It's a solid session beer. They hit the mark dead on when they want to produce "craft" beer for non-craft beer drinkers. I would use this to convert people from domestics.

tdeshaw, May 22, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This is thin brown in color with a mediocre head.

Smell - There are some sugary malts in the nose along with light toast.

Taste - This beer fell apart at the taste. It lacked depth, failed to provide the rich malt promise from the nose, and was overly bitter for the style.

Mouthfeel - Unfortunately this beer was ultra-thin, too thin even for the style, and had little carbonation.

Drinkability - This Sun King effort failed to cut the mustard.

RoyalT, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark copper brown with a 1 finger off white head

smell: caramel, malts,

taste: caramel, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: this beer really has no flavor. really would like to know what exactly they were going for here. oh well another brewery to check off.

cheers,
The CPJ

THECPJ, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Thads324
2.71/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pint can with a lot of angles goin on...
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues. Big off white head, popping loudly. Very little lacing.
Smells of dusty attic and sweet neutral grains.
Flavor starts watery, with a bit of sweetness. Toffee and grainy husks, corn on the cob and the littlest bits of caramel. An ester and Yeast filled finish.
Very light body, highly drinkable.

I'd put this more in the realm of an esb than a Scottish ale. Watery, with little caramel flavor and no other qualities of a good Scottish style beer. If it was an esb I'd give it a higher grade. Not what I was expecting and disappointing for a brewery I really like.

Thads324, Mar 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

speedvagen, Aug 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Nachos4two, Apr 08, 2013
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Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.