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Wee Muckle - Sun King Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 15
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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Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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.

liamt07, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of atoulouk
4.25/5  rDev +6%

atoulouk, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Kyrojack, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of RunForYourBeer
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.

RunForYourBeer, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of stakem
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.

stakem, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

tdmccarthy, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
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.

rlee1390, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Shoo65
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Shoo65, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Rempo, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of mrandypandy
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

mrandypandy, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of cosmonick
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

cosmonick, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of bryang002
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bryang002, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of abuss2
4/5  rDev -0.2%

abuss2, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of movingtrain
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.

movingtrain, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Boilerfood
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Boilerfood, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev -0.2%

tbone1384, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of SteveForSuds
4.25/5  rDev +6%

SteveForSuds, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
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.

GPHarris, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of bhir
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bhir, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

bigbluebeerguy, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -0.2%

smartassboiler, May 25, 2012
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, May 22, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -0.2%

DrunkinYogi, May 05, 2012
Photo of Tiki_Easton
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Tiki_Easton, May 04, 2012
Wee Muckle from Sun King Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.