Wee Muckle - Sun King Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.2/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx. 40 degrees
Super thanks to a friend of mine, who is going to school in Indiana, for bringing this home for the holidays!
This pours a deep, rich, mahogany color with slight ruby tinting. It produces a mild head of light brown colored foam. The retention is good. The lacing is in short strands and small spots, but they are fairly sticky.
As one should expect, the first scent to hit your nostrils is of a rich maltiness. Excellent! There is some good yeast presence right behind it. Hints of sweetened red cherries (not quite marascino level), sprinkled with brown sugars, floating on toast down a stream of caramel toffee. Mild spice notes.
Cherry hints are still here, as well as loads of brown sugar sweetness. Balance is provided by a very nice toasted malt presence. Lots of toffee, with traces of caramel and treacle. A light touch of earthy grains. A kiss of hop spice notes. The finish is very smooth.
The body is full, as it should be. The carbonation level is light-to-almost-medium, which is slightly low, though. It gives this a light touch of creaminess, but makes you really want more.
My favorite offering that I've been lucky enough to taste from Sun King, so far. Too bad that I'll probably never get to have it again. I'd love to see this one get pushed into full-time production and distribution!
Serving type: can
12-26-2011 00:23:13 | More by coldmeat23
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Wee Muckle from Sun King Brewing Company
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