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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

336 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | 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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MortarPestle

Indiana

1/5  rDev -72%

03-14-2012 01:26:50 | More by MortarPestle
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vw73182

Indiana

1.63/5  rDev -54.3%
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

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2012 16:15:19 | More by vw73182
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

1.68/5  rDev -52.9%
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.

Serving type: can

12-29-2011 18:02:11 | More by FightingEntropy
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

2/5  rDev -44%

12-19-2013 14:43:04 | More by Stinger80OH
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kjc51478

Germany

2.03/5  rDev -43.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 20:56:39 | More by kjc51478
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Cozuma

Indiana

2.04/5  rDev -42.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2014 12:17:52 | More by Cozuma
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CitizenRay

Indiana

2.15/5  rDev -39.8%
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.

Serving type: can

03-02-2012 05:51:21 | More by CitizenRay
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Kbogac

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -39.8%
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.

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 15:17:21 | More by Kbogac
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.18/5  rDev -38.9%
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.

Serving type: can

12-19-2013 06:44:17 | More by Beaver13
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -37%

03-15-2014 17:09:58 | More by dcisco44
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BetsyE

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -37%

10-25-2013 00:49:13 | More by BetsyE
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

2.48/5  rDev -30.5%
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…

Serving type: can

07-05-2011 02:59:25 | More by BarryMFBurton
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Dayman766

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-05-2014 02:40:36 | More by Dayman766
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DGSchmitt

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30%

04-24-2013 00:07:51 | More by DGSchmitt
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IndianapolisDrinker


2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-18-2012 05:34:56 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
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birchstick

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-29-2012 18:43:53 | More by birchstick
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ThurmondTX

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-11-2014 23:28:43 | More by ThurmondTX
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tdeshaw

Indiana

2.56/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

Serving type: can

05-22-2013 16:37:16 | More by tdeshaw
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2011 22:08:34 | More by RoyalT
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THECPJ

Delaware

2.7/5  rDev -24.4%
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

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 21:41:08 | More by THECPJ
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Thads324

Connecticut

2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 02:22:51 | More by Thads324
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speedvagen

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23%

08-03-2013 01:53:15 | More by speedvagen
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Nachos4two

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23%

04-08-2013 16:39:46 | More by Nachos4two
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neckbracesub

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -23%

03-07-2012 00:23:22 | More by neckbracesub
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23%

02-12-2013 00:50:06 | More by Pillowburn
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Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.