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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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352 Ratings
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Ratings: 352
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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lm0406910

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.8%

04-28-2012 18:33:32 | More by lm0406910
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MattSharpless

Virginia

5/5  rDev +34.8%

08-10-2012 16:56:14 | More by MattSharpless
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moejoe10

Missouri

5/5  rDev +34.8%

06-23-2012 00:58:39 | More by moejoe10
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.8%

03-02-2013 22:14:07 | More by KC9LDB
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walkerfrost

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a a very dark brown with just a touch of red when the light hits it just right. It has a medium light head to it with a nice darker almond color when it is there. The lacing can be a wee heavy(pun intended) and linger on the glass. It smells of burnt brown sugar (ala creme bruľe) with the slightest touch of peat. The taste overall is kind of sweet with a bitterness that hits the back of your tongue with a Smokey peat flavour that lingers and completes the experience. The mouthfeel is thin but hints at syrup with a touch of carbonation. Over all this is a delightful beer especially for those who enjoy a a touch of smokiness in their adult beverages.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 01:45:54 | More by walkerfrost
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +28%

08-14-2013 19:15:19 | More by jgunther71
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a sample flight at Backstage EDL in Torrington, CT

Dark brown/black with 1" brown head.

Aroma is amazing. Peat, caramel, smoke(?). Tons of roastiness.

Flavor is similar to the smell, but so rich. Carmel and peat-smoke, brown sugar, plums, creamy richness. To be honest, I didn't expect this to be so good. Especially against the other exotic beers in my sample flight. But this was my favorite. It just hit that spot and blindsided me with unexpected goodness in a glass. Should have gotten a full glass!

Really good on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 16:00:31 | More by nebula1999
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.61/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale has a medium, cream-colored head, a red-brown appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is rich- dark cherries, some wood, strong barley malt, sweet, brown bread crust, and raisin. Taste is of all those, with smoked wood, cherry skin, raisin, and brandy wine, with a slight bitter undertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty much heavy and slick, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale finishes semi-wet, rich, chewy, and delicious to the hilt. Overall, this is outstanding.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 13:40:11 | More by RonaldTheriot
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cherrywood colored...looks impressive

S-Really impressed here...loads of goey caramel, toffee and nougat....hints of vanilla...as well....really enticing.

T-A bit of a surprise as a smokey malt dimension fires the first blow...I got zero smokiness on the aroma but what a pleasant surprise this is....kind of a smoked meats flavor....the rich malt load provides ample backbone for the smoke to not overwhelm. The more I drink this the less noticeable the smokiness is...

M-Full bodied..barely...not quite as rich and decadent in texture as I expected from the aroma. It is fine. Just for a 9.5% ABV wee heavy I perhaps was expected something a bit more plush.

O-Leinie's Big Eddy series does it again. A wee heavy that ranks up there with the best.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 03:22:05 | More by ZAP
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.51/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

served in an over sized wine glass

had one of these a while ago, loved it, and never reviewed it (so of course i had to get another one so i could)

appearance: dark brownish, ruby color with little to no head. i don't use this word often for a beer, but when shown up against the light, it looks beautiful.

smell: sweet smell with a hint of dark fruit, earthiness, and a slight graininess.

taste: this is utterly delicious. smokey, deep, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar. mildly complex, but perfectly balanced

mouth-feel: smooth. medium to thick bodied, but in a good way. easy to drink, but not one to chug.

overall: this is one of the most delicious beers I've had in a long time. been getting into scotch ales recently, and this is my favorite thus far. i know it doesn't have the highest BA rating, but it is absolutely one to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:39:53 | More by alex_hart
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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.