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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

365 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 16
Gots: 40 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

SnatchyMcPants, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

MSandahl23, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

rmehughes, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

JDizzle, Mar 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

MortarPestle, Mar 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

nathanjohnson, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

zhubbard, Mar 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

neckbracesub, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
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 ChugginOil
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sun King Wee Mac

Pours a dark brown with an amber tint. Less than an inch of off-white head.

The nose is is malty and sweet with a touch of hops. Light caramel is noticed.

The taste has some cocoa, hazelnut and sweet malt. Subtle.

Mouthfeel is ligh-medium with average carbonation.

Overall, this beer is alright if youve been sipping hefty brews and want something light and subtle. Nothing too special.

ChugginOil, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of dwduncan2
3/5  rDev -16.2%

dwduncan2, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of EricCioe
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had with Adam H and RWNewhouse at a blind scotch ale tasting.

This pours a very light ruby, almost looking like an Irish red, with some decent lace. On the nose there are fruit esters and dry bread, perhaps with some nuts. In the mouth the nuttiness comes forward with the esters but there isn't a whole lot here. The body is medium-thin at best and there is a short finish with the fruitiness.

Overall, this was the consensus worst beer of the tasting. We were surprised because we thought one of the locals would finish worst, but it just goes to show that the grass isn't always greener.

EricCioe, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Casedogg43, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

scott2269, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

meehandennis, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jopi2222, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Feb 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

bpfrush, Jan 30, 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 stakem
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

stakem, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Billakowski, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

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.

ehammond1, Jan 08, 2012
Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.