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Wee Muckle - Sun King Brewing Company

Wee MuckleWee Muckle

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BA SCORE
89
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%


Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: robwestcott on 05-17-2011)
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PeachLuvsHisBeer

Indiana

5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wee Muckle is freaking awesome. I am a big fan of Spaten Optimator.... this is even better!!!!

Also camparable to Broad Ripple Brew pub high alcohol content dark beer....can't remember what the call it. Also better than DogFish 120... We Muckle rocks!!

Also love Beer Advocates authentication tool.... prove you are human... LMAO !!!

Serving type: can

03-16-2013 00:10:00 | More by PeachLuvsHisBeer
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JamesS

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Creation Cafe. Poured a wonderfully deep burnished bronze with wonderful head and some decent lacing throughout. Huge deep malty scents, with lots of caramel and toffee and a nixe bit of earthiness, as well. Great huge sweet malty flavor, thick and deep with (in order) caramel, toffee, peat, and licorice flavors and a nice earthy hop finish. Thick with a bit of alcohol heat, this is an excellent and warming wee heavy.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2011 22:24:04 | More by JamesS
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can received via Growling at the Moon from jmarsh123. Thanks Jeremy!

Poured into an imperial pint with a 1" tan head, over the cloudy chestnut brew. Head collapses loudly and relatively quickly, with leggy but fleeting lace. Aroma is dark malts and lightly alcoholic.

Taste begins with meaty grain sweetness, some tannin action in the middle, and closes with alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Great stuff, nicely fits into my idea of a Wee Heavy.

Serving type: can

02-01-2012 22:35:51 | More by ppoitras
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Casedogg43

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: serious brown tone with a hint of deep red in the body. Nice off white head. Looks like a tasty brew.

S: malts, caramel and toffee. None of which are jumping out at you.

T: How about some flavor! Rich, malty, sweet and right on the boarder of too much. Caramel and a bite of alcohol right before the finish. Not your light Scottish Ale. One I will continue to drink every chance I get.

M: Big full body and a bit creamy as well.

Overall: What a beer! Never gotten into the Scotch Ales before as the first couple I had stunted my growth in this area. But Wee Muckle has given me new found optimism! Terrific beer! Got a little bite to it, but a smooth bite it is

Serving type: can

03-02-2012 02:00:49 | More by Casedogg43
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lbaker

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the beer finally worth reviewing since a 10 month absence from BA.

(a)- Poured with a very nice tan lacing from the can, not a alot of head. Looks like a traditional brown ale, not too far off from Wee Mac. 4.5/5

(s)- Toffee, carmel. Perfect except for the strong alcohol smell. (4.5/5)

(t)- Awesome. Does have a strong alcohol bite, but that is to be expected with this guy. (4/5)

(m)- Not too heavy on the carbonation. Surprisingly not as heavy as I expected. (4.5/5)

(0)- Awesome offering from Sun King. I'm thankful I was able to find this 4-pack at 21st Amendment in Carmel, saved me from a trip to downtown. Would buy again, but probably wont find it ever again, lol. (4.5/5)

Serving type: can

12-22-2011 21:36:53 | More by lbaker
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movingtrain

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cans are growing in popularity amongst small breweries these days. The brewery that seems to be at the forefront of this is Oskar Blues. So, it seems appropriate that Sun King (who is putting out, on a very regional basis, their beers in cans) collaborate with them. I don't believe Wee Muckle is one of those collaborations, but the beer comes in a can, nonetheless.

A friend of mine picked this up for me while she was up in Indy over the weekend--and I'm glad she did--I've been wanting to try something from them for a while.

Wee Muckle pours a dark brown color with murky reddish hues around its edges. A decent tan head floats on top.

The aroma is of sweet caramel, white grapes, vanilla, wet wood, raisins, and a subltle hint of chocolate. Smells like a good wee heavy.

The flavor is of chocolate up front. This flavor lingers for a while, and gives way to other elements such as caramel and cinnamon, raisins, cherries, and brown sugared oatmeal.

The overall character of this beer is quite a perfect match for the current season...it's a warming beer, full of spicy flavor and comforting elements. It's a drinkable Scotch ale, heavy on ABV and a little sweet, but the body of this beer is balanced, well-crafted, and colorful.

Serving type: can

11-12-2012 23:47:06 | More by movingtrain
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 Oz can poured into a snifter

A- A deep colored murky red. Very little of an off white head. A big looking beer.

S- A sweet caramel malt dominates the nose. There is a slight roasted character as well. A load of dark fruit. A slight grain and yeast as well. A really strong nose on this one.

T- A big sugary sweetness up front. A massive silky smooth caramel body to this beer. A bunch of toffee and nougat. A huge dark fruit presence, there is ton of fig and plum in this beer. A big grain flavor and a nice fruityness from the yeast.

M- A massive feel to this beer. Really syrupy and silky smooth. A slight warming. Dangerously drinkable.

O- This is a damn good Scotch ale. Its big, syrupy and flavorfull. A perfect candidate for barrel aging, do it Sun King. My only gripe is the price, 17$ a 4 pack is a bit steep but it is a great brew.

Serving type: can

02-02-2013 04:23:18 | More by TwelveOunces
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can of scotch ale? Sure! 16oz can from CWBlues, into a tulip.

Dark brown with some khaki head. Moderate retention and only a bit of lace. Dark fruits and some distinct dark spicy bread character. A bit of dark fruit gummies as well. Palate has toasted malts, dark fruits, some toffee character and even a touch of roast that comes out mid-late palate. A bit of alcohol that's easily forgiveable. Lower carbonation, and medium-full feel. Excellent.

Serving type: can

12-26-2012 20:17:45 | More by liamt07
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SmartyPints

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler.

A- Poured a light brown color with some off amber highlights when the light hits it. One finger cream colored head show medium retention. Light streaks of lace down my glass with each sip.

S- Lots of malts in the nose. Caramel and toffee overtones linger throughout the aroma. Hints of earthiness with a light bitter hopping toward the ending of the aroma. Nice blend of the nose overall.

T- Lots of caramel malts and toffee overtones on the front of the beer. There is some oak to this around the middle of the beer that lingers as a undertone with the caramel coming through more. Hints of toffee and light nutty flavor toward the ending. Alcohol is in the backing but not distracting.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Caramel malts and hints of toffee left on the palate. Aftertaste was warming alcohol, light nutty taste, and lingering caramel/toffee overtones. Flavors were actually quite well balanced for the style. No off flavors were present as I drank this beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate with each sip.

O- This was a nice well put together beer with flavors that linger but not overly so. A good take on the style and yet another beer from Sun King that I enjoy to drink. Great job guys!

Serving type: growler

12-15-2011 01:53:50 | More by SmartyPints
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Snifter
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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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JAYBLACK for this one

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a DFH shaped pint glass.

This beer pours a deep mahogany color with a small amount of ruby highlights, and a generous amount of off white head that slowly recedes into a small amount of lacing.

The aroma is big and malty. The nose comprised of bready & caramel malts, brown sugar, toffee, and a bit of molasses. No real hop presence to speak of

The flavor is big and full, with a boozy hotness being prominantly featured. The malt profile is both bready and sweet; with toasty malts, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee featured prominantly. To a lesser degree chocolate, and just a hint of molasses. The hops are almost an afterthought, just enough to make their presence known, but not enough to distract from the malt profile. Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Very nice

All in all this is a really good beer, I believe that I heard that this is the same grain bill as Wee Mac, but doubled. Very nice beer.

Serving type: can

02-15-2012 19:56:45 | More by CBlack85
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rangel2

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black, tan head, one fingers worth.

Smell upfront is toffee, rich maltiness.

Taste is licorice, caramel malt backbone, followed by smooth alcohol, comparable to an imperial stout. Dark fruits abound.

Slight dry finish. Tingly carbonation.

Not big into the Scottish stuff, but this one is great. An imperial Wee Mac with good carbonation and the dark fruitiness of a SkullSplitter or Maudite.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 16:41:38 | More by rangel2
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So I only bought this because the kid at an Indy liquor store told me this was barrel aged... After trying it, I think he was wrong-- but I don't regret the purchase.

Caramel and Vienna malt with a nice boozy bite on the finish. Really pretty tasty.

The booziness on the back end helps to dry it out, which I find to be a big plus.

Nice reddish brown color. Small head. Weak lacing, decent retention.

Overall-- not too bad Sunking! This may just be my top beer from this brewer.

Serving type: can

02-22-2012 01:39:29 | More by AleWatcher
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

grabbed at the brewery a few weeks ago and poured cold from the growler tonight to a sun king shaped pint a nearly opaque rich, mahogany brown with a 1/2 finger, short lasting tan head leaving little to no lace.

aroma of toffee, burnt caramel and butter.

candied almonds, roasted malts, brown sugars, and dark cherries(?)

medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy smooth and super sweet.

overall: a great wee heavy, big malts, big sweet.

Serving type: growler

02-14-2012 22:43:59 | More by robwestcott
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cnally

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice looking pour--tan head stays longer than you'd expect but ends up disappearing into the nearly pitch black body.

Aromas are burnt toast, dark caramel, just a slight whiff of peppery hops.

The flavor is boozy. However, in spite of the poorly hidden alcohol content, there are a lot of great things going on here. Lightly toasted grains, almost like a honey malt, go beyond your expectations. Very small mossy/earthy quality and finishes sweet and smooth.

The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, well positioned thickness without being too heavy.

I do say--Sun King's finest offering. I have always been a slight skeptic of their resounding quality. This beer proves me wrong.

Serving type: can

12-21-2011 23:31:33 | More by cnally
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this last evening at MacNiven's in Indianapolis. I couldn't find much info about it.

This beer poured a dark and full bodied mahogany in color with a one finger cream colored head. The aromas were of caramel malts, light sweetness, light earthy wood, and light hazelnut coffee. The flavors were a blend of brown sugar, light oak, sweet caramel malts, with a nice hazelnut finish. I'd say I definitely prefer it over Wee Mac. It was medium bodied and went down smoothly. It had a bigger body and more complex flavors than it's base beer. Overall this beer wasn't too bad. I kind of liked it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 15:46:38 | More by aasher
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky brown copper penny color with a light copper head. After the foam settled, this was actually pretty clear after it settles.

S: Aroma of rich caramel, sweet malt and a light bit of booze

T: This starts reaking of scotch ale with the aroma, but is soon less than reaking of scotch ale flavors, more or less a very good brown ale with a nice caramelized malt sugar and caramel flavor. These are great flavors to me and I highly am enjoying these flavors but for a Scotch ale I just don't think it is top notch. As this warmed a little, I picked up some of that "off" cidery flavor I have picked up un a recent homebrew batch. Again, I could probably make this a regular but it is more of a nicely hopped brown ale with a scotch ale presence.

M: Medium body with a light carbonation.

O: This beer is highly enjoyable and I like it a lot , but for a scotch ale, it falls just short of the goal line. highly drinkable and sessionable, but not quite as heavy on the scotch flavors as I like them. I saw the prior reviewer rated this against Old Chub. This is better than Old Chub IMO, but not with the scotch yeast Kick that I really enjoy.

Serving type: can

03-11-2012 22:46:00 | More by alpinebryant
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a can of Sun King Brewing Company's Wee Muckle that Another6pack hooked me up with, thanks a lot. I'm a fan of Wee Heavys and Scotch Ales and I'm interested to see how this one stacks up, so lets see how it goes. Couldn't decode the canning date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The can looks really nice, it's got a real nice design to it and I think it's pretty eye catching. It poured a nice dark mahogany color that took on more of a ruby and crimson hue when held to the light with a fingers worth of tan head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This was a pretty nice looking beer, but I wish it had a little more head and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount high sweetness with some sweet malt and caramel malt like aromas being the first to show up and they are followed by a nice dark fruit aroma with a light black cherry like aroma coming through. Up next comes some malt aromas with some grainy, bready and lightly roasted malt aromas with some slightly doughy yeast in the background with a noticeable smokey aroma showing up along with a light alcohol aromas. The aroma was pretty nice, it was true to style and the light smokey aspect was a nice touch.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that was almost on the border of being highly sweet and it's followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart all those malty aspects that I got in the aroma, but they seem to be a little bit light and the caramel malt aspect seems to stick out the most. Up next comes that same dark fruit aspect with some nice raisin and black cherry like flavors coming through along with a pretty light smokey aspect. On the finish there was a lighter amount of alcohol that wasn't warming at all and it had pretty much no bitterness with a caramel malt, dark fruit and lightly smokey aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting Wee Heavy, but I wish the malts showed up as much as they did in the aroma.

M- Pretty smooth, crisp, a little rich, slightly sticky, medium bodied with a slightly higher higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice, but I wish it was a little thicker with a little less carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a above average example of the style and it had most of the aspects that I look for in the style, I thought the dark fruit aspect was pretty nice and I thought the light smokey aspect showed up just enough and it added to the complexity of this beer. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, crisp, a little rich, slightly sticky, not too filing, and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, this was pretty smooth for the style and with the lighter body it makes it even more drinkable, I could probably drink a couple of these, but I think that would be my limit. What I liked the most about this beer was the dark fruit aspect and the light smokey aspect, they were both pretty good. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, If it was a little thicker and less carbonated it would be truer to style, but that might hurt the drinkability a little. I would buy this beer if I saw it, I'm not sure I would buy a whole four pack, but I might think about it and I would recommend giving this a try if you like the style. This beer made for a pretty nice first impression for Sun King and I am for sure interested in checking out more of their beers. Dirty Bastard is still my favorite of the style, but this beer is still pretty nice, and if I couldn't get a Dirty Bastard I wouldn't mind drinking this as a substitute. Nice work guys, this was a very solid Wee Heavy, keep up the good work.

Serving type: can

03-11-2014 03:37:12 | More by StoutHunter
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick dark tan head into an english pub glass that settled to a thin ring throughout. the body was a dark mahogany color.
s - caramel, toffee, boozy alcohol.
t - chocolate, raisins, plums, booze.
m - slick and medium mouthfeel, creamy.
o - really nice scotch ale. the heat was very pleasant and added to the overall experience.

Serving type: can

08-31-2012 14:42:15 | More by GPHarris
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sweethome

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can purchased at brewery.

Pour is medium brown. Decent off-white head with excellent retention and lacing.

Nose is all malts - sweet dirt, very traditional scottish malts, brown sugar. Slight peat.

Entry is medium to full. Hot charachter hits quickly. Quite boozy. Loads of sweet malt with and earthy component. The alcohol and sweet malts dominate early. Almost cloyingly sweet. As it opened, this beer improved in my mind. The peated malts didn't come out for some time, but added charachter once they did. The heat seemed more balanced to after a 15 minutes of swirling and sipping.

A fine scotch ale with less smokey or peat charachter than many. Big and warming.

Serving type: can

12-31-2011 00:10:39 | More by sweethome
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

All hail Sun King! This beer is one of their numerous Gold Medal from last year’s GABF. Way to make Indiana proud, you guys.

“346” is printed on the bottom of the can, so I’m guessing this was brewed on December 12, 2011 (little over a month ago).

A: Very small amount of head; the head is beige, a half-finger of smooth cream. There’s a moderate-looking thickness to it. The body is dark, coffee brown, shining almost opaque at first. In the light, though, you can see through it with a hint of reddish-brown, like maple syrup. Lacing is thick and enveloping, though it eventually slides back down into the darkness.

S: Rich toffee and pungent, Scotch Ale fruits: black cherry, peach, lemon. Maple, toasted oats, and vanilla come rolling out from the malts, with light cinnamon bread beneath. It’s a full, earthy nose, powered by its apple-cider fruitiness and peat underpinnings. Incredibly satisfying.

T: Apple cider, musty oak, and a flood of nutty malts make up the majority of this thick flavor-fest; otherwise, it’s a treat of smooth Scotch whiskey, toffee, and coffee. Now, it isn’t can-conditioned, but the yeasts make a powerful statement of dark breads. The bitterness comes to a head with a mild hop buzz – a spicy showing of pepper. For a Wee Heavy, it’s a mild finish; just some caramel and fruit rind.

M: As with other Sun King beers, it’s watery at times. This time, it doesn’t hit too bad a note – it’s slick and still solid. For a Wee Heavy, it’s pretty drinkable.

O: MUCH better than Wee Mac; what a difference. It’s worthy of its medal, for sure. One of the easiest-drinking Scotch Ales I’ve had in a while – well done, Sun King!

Serving type: can

01-21-2012 01:00:17 | More by BarryMFBurton
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass, more of a clear brown/amber around the edges, one finger office white head that doesn't last

S-Very malty, some peat, tad bit of roasted malt, was expecting more here.

T-Lots of malt, good balance, chocolate, smoke, tad bit of wood and vanilla, plums and darker fruits even some slight bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation but a tad watery.

O-Scotch Ales are an under made style, a great malty brew.

Serving type: can

12-03-2012 01:38:53 | More by rlee1390
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LusciousJackson

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm looking forward to popping the top on another Sun King sent my way from Robwestcott, to whom I am grateful. Every beer I've tried from this brewery has been damn good so far, I have similar hopes for this one. I see why he likes them!

A casual pour into my trusty New Belgium globe reveals a russet brown brew with a tinge of ruby on the edges when the light hits it right. A thin beige head quickly retreats to a ring around the rim of the glass with a cluster of large bubbles stranded in the middle of the glass.

Aroma is of malt and burnt sugars. There's no hops jumping out, only dark and sweet with a bit of nuttiness. Dark fruit is there too, but not like you would think of in a classic dubbel or quad. Here those fruits have been cooked down to where they are slightly burnt and slightly acrid. In the end, you feel a bit of that tell tale tingle of an increased ABV in the nose. Leaves me very curious.

The taste is reflective of the nose. Rich malt sweetness, with those burnt flavors of toffee/caramel mixed in. Other reviews mention a cherry note that I'm having a hard time sensing. Like I mentioned in the aroma, the fruit I get is what I would imagine burnt raisins to be like. A odd descriptor I know, but I don't mean it as a negative. It fits and its a pleasant beer to sip. Again, a sense of alcohol on the exhale through my nose.

Carbonation is low. My glass is completely void of any carb at this point and looks more like a dark whiskey in my glass. I don't believe I would want this to be bubbly by any means, but I'd prefer a bit more action. A medium bodied mouth feel turns that around though.

Overall, I was not let down by this beer. I normally turn to brown ales or stouts for my malt fix and this beer reminds me that the rich, sweet, burnt flavor of a great scotch ale scratches that itch just as well. Bravo to Sun King and Rob for sharing! One of these days, I'll make the trip over and pay both of you a visit.

Serving type: can

03-04-2012 00:34:57 | More by LusciousJackson
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a pretty good amount of carbonation. Pretty big head that faded out for me. Light khaki color head, dark auburn beer. A dark brown until you hold it up to the light to see the red come through.

Smells of dark fruit, molasses, raisins, bread, cherries and sugar. Some earthy hops as it warms.

Taste is mostly bready at first, then quickly fruity with a lot of the cherries and molasses. Finishes fairly dry with the earthy hops poking through. Long finish.

Mouthfeel is nice and full. Somewhat syrupy, but quickly dries out, as I've mentioned. Leaves the mouth watering for more in the finish. I feel like it could use a bit more carbonation, perhaps.

Overall a nice wee heavy. Complex and pretty balanced.

Serving type: can

05-01-2012 23:39:32 | More by AaronHomoya
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Thanks to BarryMFBurton for this LIFed can!

I could see ordering "Just a wee muckle" at a bar in Scotland... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep ruby-sienna topped by a half-finger of lightly effervescent, darkly sandy tan foam. The nose comprises toffee, dark greens, very light orange peel, and brown sugar. The taste holds notes of brown sugar, toffee, light tobacco, clove, and mandarin orange flesh. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a nice wee heavy, probably the best I've had from a can.

Serving type: can

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Wee Muckle from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.