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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleBig Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: yamar68 on 02-09-2012)
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blatherbeard

Texas

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Never had the chance to try the Big Eddy series before so when i saw this one on the shelf i had to grab a 4 pack. I like wee heavys as well, so on with the review!!

(poured from a bottle into a sam adams sensory glass)

Appearance is very good, minimal lacing, decent but not overly heady, nice dark brown color.

Smells great but ive smelled better(and worse!) Good earthy and peat notes for sure.

Taste was above average. Good peaty notes with a nice healthy malt finish.

I thought the mouth was a bit understated. Not watery per se, but just a bit less than i thought it should be. Carbonation was spot on.

Overall i am pleased with my first taste of the big eddy series and look forward to more of them.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 23:22:00 | More by blatherbeard
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Pours brown in color with copper edges and a finger of beige head that dissipates rather quickly. The nose is an exceptional blend of maltiness and breadiness. The flavor follows the nose. The mouthfeel is sticky and hearty. Sweet notes come on in the finish along with a mild but clearly out-of-place tartiness.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
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Excellent Wee Heavy from Leinenkugel. Pours dark brown to ruby red with light head and light lacing on the glass. Smell of peat, caramel, moderately roasted grains, and a hint of dark plums. Thick mouthfeel with syrupy sweet roasted malts up front, heavy caramel malts, sweet plums, and a light tinged hop bitterness that gives into a nice contrast to the booziness of this Wee Heavy on the back. Complex and earthy. Almost a scotch ale. I hate to say it, but I would think that this beer suffers with the identity of the brewer. It is a solid offering and a great addition to the Leinie's family.

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3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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12 ounce bottle into snifter; 2013 vintage, best before 1/15/2014. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, cherry, caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, light nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, cherry, caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, light nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, cherry, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, chocolate, light nuttiness, light smoke, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, smooth, and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice scotch ale style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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