Wee Mac - Sun King Brewing Company
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3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
A - Hazy warm brown body with a white/yellow head. Nearly no lacing. Thin and not sticky.
S - Malty and cardboard... something odd.
T - Best part of this brew. Malty, slightly sweet and earthy.
M - Light/Medium body with moderate carbonation.
O - Not what I wanted from a scotch ale.
02-04-2012 01:26:10 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
1.63/5 rDev -54.3%
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
01-30-2012 16:15:19 | More by vw73182
2.88/5 rDev -19.3%
Pint sized can into a snifter. This brew appears a perfectly clear color of amber red with a finger and a half of yellowish stained tan froth. The cap recedes fairly quickly leaving some webby patches of lacework on the glass. A light swirl revives slightly more than a lace atop the brew.
The smell is a bit tangy with something I perceive as a combination of fruited alcohol and caramel malt. It takes a turn with a slight nod in the darker direction of toffee to brown sugar sweetness to the aroma. Some citrus hops are present and as it warms, it gets an increasingly stronger scent of vinegar mixed with apples.
The taste is sweet with some apple flavoring initially that is quite fruited almost mildly reminiscent of tart cherry as well. It blends into a bit of vinegar aspect before more of a burnt sugar sweetness minorly like caramel or toffee. Alcohol is noted with a fruity appeal and there is a bit of mineral inclusion across the back.
This is a medium to light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol is well integrated but overall I really feel like this interpretation of a scottish ale missed the mark. The label describes this as dutch cocoa and toffee but this certainly includes more vinegar, fruity and tangy notes than what is listed on the package.
01-25-2012 03:20:10 | More by stakem
2.93/5 rDev -17.9%
Acquired via trade
Dark cherry auburn with a thick light khaki colored head that doesn't leave behind much lace or stick at all down the glass.
I do not like the way this beer smells. There's a lot of old sponge/dishrag aroma, without much of anything else positive left behind. There's a bit of caramel and bread I suppose, but I can't really keep my sniffer in here long enough to discern much positive.
Fortunately, and surprisingly, the beer tastes far better than it smells. The unfortunate old dishrag character is gone, and what's left is sweet caramel, freshly baked bread, and a low level of bitterness. Decent, and above average taste.
Thin to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
An average enough Scottish ale, though very unexciting and an unfortunately terrible aroma.
01-08-2012 20:38:00 | More by ehammond1
3.55/5 rDev -0.6%
MarkFy hooked me up with this beer in a recent trade. Sun King's Osiris left a great impression on me and I've been looking to sample more ever since. Cheers and thanks, Mark!
Poured into a Firestone Walker nonic pint glass this beer is copper in color, mostly clear. A thin light tan head formed up top but fizzled away and didn't retain well.
Big caramel aroma in the malt-forward nose. Subtle touch of smokiness. Malty sweet.
Again the malt forward flavors are here. Somewhat earthy with a hint at brewed coffee and a dash of sweet caramel in the finish. Leaves the palette dry and clean.
Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
Always great to sample more of the Sun King offerings but this might be my least favorite so far.
01-06-2012 04:07:23 | More by BrewerB
1.68/5 rDev -52.9%
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.
12-29-2011 18:02:11 | More by FightingEntropy
3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a crystal clear solid copper brown color with a good sized creamy white head that slowly dissipates, but leaves some spotty lace in its wake. Now this beer is still quite cold, freshly poured after coming out of the "regular" refrigerator, but most of what I'm getting from the aroma is an almost tart fruitiness. As this warms it opens up a little and I get more malt with sweet caramel and toffee, bread, and hints of dark fruit. Taste is mild toffee and caramel up front followed by some tart and dark fruits for the dry finish. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick sugary mouthfeel. This one is a bit weird. There's a tart almost metallic thing going on the aroma. The body is a bit to thin for the style and the flavor should have more rich caramel/burnt sugar maltiness in it, but it doesn't. This one kind of falls short of expectations.
12-26-2011 02:49:03 | More by johnnnniee
3/5 rDev -16%
Sun King Brewery, Wee Mac Scottish-style Ale. "Wee Mac is an eminently quaffable brown ale. Crafted to be smooth and malty, Wee Mac has a rich hazelnut character with toffee undertones and a hint of Dutch cocoa. Hops are used sparingly in this beer and serve only to help balance the sweetness of the malt. Wee Mac is sure to delight your palate with malty goodness." ALC 5.3%.
By the way, before we start I am going to start a list of beer phrases that need to be retired. One of them may have been invented by Michael Jackson, and was probably clever when he coined it. However, "eminently quaffable/drinkable" must die. On with the review.
It's toffee brown, clear, and with no head at all.
Aroma: sweet, malt, caramel, toffee, yaddeta yaddeta. Not especially multidimensional.
Taste it: Flat, bland, boring. Lightish body, forgettable finish. I'm searching and searching for something interesting in this one, something significant and rewarding, and I'm coming up short. Utterly uninspired, this one.
12-24-2011 08:46:16 | More by feloniousmonk
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
a - a light reddish brown in pour with a nice-thick head, that quickly recedes to a half finger in depth...
s - bit metallic on the nose, bit a carmel & malt...
t - not sure of scottish ale, almost seems more like a brown ale with slight tendencies of scottish ale? reminded me somewhat of a new castle... malty presences mixed with nutty tones and a tinge of vanilla.. interesting..
m - slightly lighter than I would have expected in body, but this fact made it quite easy to drink - not sip... :)
o - very drinkable... my first from Sun King. I've an Osiris waiting...
12-20-2011 05:06:43 | More by vande
2.7/5 rDev -24.4%
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.
12-17-2011 21:41:08 | More by THECPJ
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
P: Drank straight out of a 16 oz can.
A: Have had this before in a glass. SRM is light/medium brown. Translucent and clear filtered. Head is off white/cream, puffy, 1 in, dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Light/medium lacing.
S: Malty (medium roast), slight carmel notes. Smells slightly sweet and slightly nutty.
T: Much lighter than the smell, but medium roast malt and carmel tones still come through. Nut flavors are light but noticable. Balanced and easy drinking. Aftertaste is malty, slightly sweet, slightly nutty.
M: Medium body. Mf is reflective of ingredients. Light creaminess from the malt and toffee/carmel aspect. Robust quality comes from the light nuttiness of the brown ale component.
O: Easy drinking. Not huge flavors, but very well put together and very good at what it does, which is be an everyday drinker. Nice malt and carmel tones, nice touch of combining Scottish and Brown Ale components.
12-10-2011 08:13:53 | More by tsauce2
Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.