Wee Muckle - Sun King Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -12.7%
Appearance: Pours an auburn color with a modest head that fails the retention test; not much lacing at all
Smell: Very malty, with a strong treacly aroma
Taste: Treacle, up front, with a growing earthy element; finishes sweet and slightly earthy
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation
Overall: Decent enough, but lacks the subtle peaty element I seek out for this style
Thanks, duels, for the opportunity
05-21-2012 23:40:02 | More by brentk56
3.53/5 rDev -12%
Thanks to raveskdr for bringing this can over the other night. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head that diminishes somewhat quickly, leaving behind an average amount of lacing as it falls to a collar.
The nose has some nice toasted bread notes along with brown sugar and caramel. There's a touch of maple coming through as it warms and heading into the flavor. Moderate sweetness and a light bitterness coming off of a medium body that's slightly boozy.
Malt bomb here, though fairly well done and appropriate for the style with enough bitterness to carry it through. Perhaps a bit too boozy for the alcohol volume, but otherwise fairly nice.
04-21-2012 18:13:54 | More by Thorpe429
3.63/5 rDev -9.5%
Served in a nonic pint...
A: Pours a very dark ruby copper. A finger of cream colored head emerges and settles to a quarter finger. Good lacing on the glass with very tight beading. Looks good.
S: Lots of caramel, sweet biscuity malt, and some dark fruit. Just a hint of citrus hops on the very finish.
T: Loads of caramel, some burnt biscuit, hints of vanilla and tobacco. A little boozy on the finish, which is distracting. Flavor profile is spot on though and very creamy. Loses points for a hot finish, however.
M: Full bodied, thick and creamy. Smooth throughout except for the finish, which is just a little bit hot. What comes before the finish, though, is very well done.
O: Wee Muckle is a solid Scotch Ale that manages to be creamy and fruity and provide loads of flavor. The finish gets a little thin and hot...probably the biggest problem with a beer that otherwise would have gotten much higher marks from me. At $18 per 4pk, I can unequivocally state that this beer is nowhere near worth the price of admission. If you see it on tap, though, I wouldn't hesitate to snag a pint.
02-13-2012 17:17:29 | More by siege06nd
3.65/5 rDev -9%
Acquired via trade
Murky dark brown and ruby with a moderately sized light brown head. Surprisingly, this leaves almost no stick down the glass.
The aroma is a wonderful combination of plum and raisin, some caramel, and bread.
The flavor is a pleasant combination of caramel and toffee, bread, some plum and raisin, and a bit of alcohol bite.
Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
A nice example of the style, though there's a touch of alcohol presence which bring this one down a notch.
04-07-2012 03:32:15 | More by ehammond1
3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
16 oz can into a thistle glass.
Pours a deep clear garnet in the glass, with a finger of rich light tan head. This maintains a smooth foaminess, leaving back a robust cascade of moderate spotty lacing. The aroma smells roast and sweet, with brunt sugars (definitely brown sugar), dark fruit, and a bit of stiff spicy warmth all making an impression here.
The taste has a nice density to it, with caramelized sugars, dark fruit (cherry is standing out), and a burnt and roasty character that spreads out across the back. Sweet and spicy alcohol kisses the edges and finish on this. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a firm prickly feel on the tongue that then explodes up and out, filling the mouth with a sharp creaminess. The alcohol is generally pretty well hid for such a big ABV, mostly just adding some extra sweetness and spice to the flavors.
While I appreciated the fullness and power to the flavors here, this just didn’t come off like a Scotch Ale to me. The sweetness and dark fruit was there but any smoky peat flavors that you would usually associate with the style just weren’t. For the most part though, this is still an enjoyable enough sipper. I just don’t think it’s really worth the $4.00+ per can that a 4-pack of this ended up costing.
04-12-2012 18:31:28 | More by Kegatron
3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
A: Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head that quickly goes away.
S: Some sweet, bready malt with a bit of roastiness.
T: Follows the smell. Lots of sweet malt thats slighty roasty. There is also some raisin, plum, and caramel with a bit of alcohol warming. The finish is just slightly bitter.
M: Medium carbonation with medium body.
O: I enjoyed this, but I think it could use a bit creamier, smoother mouthfeel.
12-13-2012 04:33:55 | More by RunForYourBeer
3.73/5 rDev -7%
Big thanks to Kegatron for gifting me with a can of this. 16oz into a snifter, the brew appears a dark mahogany with a finger of khaki head that is composed of big bubbles and is quick to fade. Rising bubbles maintain a ring around the outside perimeter of the glass. When held to the light, it shows some brownish coloration and some chunks of yeast are stuck in suspension.
The aroma is a bit nutty mixed with bready grains and a hint of toffee to caramel-like sweetness. The more I smell this brew, the more sweet smelling it gets almost with a hint of vanilla as well. As it warms up, a mild hint of that 8% abv starts to poke through along with a mild suggestion of herbal hops. Overall, not a bad smelling brew.
The flavor is sweet with hints of toffee, caramel and mild light molasses. A bit of bready to toasty grain almost nutty at times with a minor fruit ester and hints of fruity hops to melt out the focus on nothing but residual sugar. More sips bring out a bit of herbal hop character but that is quite faint in comparison to the maltiness and residual sugar found in this brew.
This is a medium to fuller bodied brew. It is slightly lower than moderate carbonation which is fitting for the style. Overall this is a pretty solid take on a wee heavy and worth a try but not something I would go out of my way for or buy multiples of. I am appreciative of the chance to try this and have no problems throwing back the 16oz.
12-09-2012 04:34:41 | More by stakem
Wee Muckle from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.