Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phelps:
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed at Tops in a tasting snifter.
Cola-brown with good clarity, sparkling crimson where the light hits it. No head at all.
Sweet aroma. Tons of caramel, sugared dried apples, a hint of peat and alcohol.
Much more toast and peat in the flavor, which work really well with the deeply caramelized malts. Caramel, a little apple, toast, peat. Sweet and rich through the swallow. Good stuff.
Smooth medium body with moderate pinching carbonation. Just a little fizz as it moves. Alcohol is like pepper heat on the tongue and lingers long after the swallow.
A solid scotch ale. Displays the all-important smokiness. I enjoy it much more than the other Big Eddys.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2012 18:22:30 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
3.59/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a dark brown color. No head, lacing, or retention. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and slight syrup. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, and slight syrup. Overall, very weak appearance, good body, and decent aroma.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2014 21:46:50 | More by Tone
3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Mud cola brown with a tiny ring of cream foam. Not attractive.
Strong concentrated grain stew, dark caramel maltiness, oak, burnt sugars, some roast bitterness, vinous notes, and a faint whiff of sweet mossy smoke. Phenolic and a little fruity. Notes of rum raisin, black strap, and date.
Sweet malt, dark sugar, peat, treacle, wet smoke, date sugar, light maple, medicinal notes, and faint crabapple tartness. The latter note plays into that oaky vinous note. Tinge of tartness is, actually, relieving. Tasty thick malty middle with a semi-tarnished unripe cherry finish.
A little stinging, but it's the tartness, not the booze. Alcohol level is right, wee heavy. I like this warmth. The carbonation is slighted, however. The body is okay, but some more effervescence would really elevate the overall mouthfeel.
Best Leinenkugels beer I've had, to-date.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 22:07:06 | More by thecheapies
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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