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Wee Muckle - Sun King Brewing Company

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Wee MuckleWee Muckle

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BA SCORE
89
very good

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: robwestcott on 05-17-2011)
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-14-2012 01:13:09 | More by Kyrojack
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RunForYourBeer

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-13-2012 04:33:55 | More by RunForYourBeer
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-09-2012 04:34:41 | More by stakem
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-07-2012 01:50:44 | More by tdmccarthy
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Shoo65

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

12-02-2012 04:39:01 | More by Shoo65
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-26-2012 02:23:43 | More by Rempo
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mrandypandy

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

11-22-2012 04:16:48 | More by mrandypandy
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cosmonick

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

11-21-2012 00:28:58 | More by cosmonick
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bryang002

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-16-2012 04:17:54 | More by bryang002
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abuss2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-13-2012 02:40:47 | More by abuss2
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movingtrain

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Boilerfood

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-12-2012 16:52:45 | More by Boilerfood
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-11-2012 15:06:43 | More by tbone1384
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SteveForSuds

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-17-2012 02:29:41 | More by SteveForSuds
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
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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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-20-2012 04:12:28 | More by iL0VEbeer
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bhir

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-13-2012 23:24:52 | More by bhir
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-02-2012 03:07:03 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-25-2012 15:28:53 | More by smartassboiler
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: can

05-21-2012 23:40:02 | More by brentk56
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-05-2012 21:05:07 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Tiki_Easton


4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-04-2012 01:45:16 | More by Tiki_Easton
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -2%
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 18:13:54 | More by Thorpe429
Wee Muckle from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.