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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 11
Gots: 36 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

Pillowburn, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of keethrax
1.63/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Started out looking a litte thin, but with nice color. Formed a promising head which sadly vanished in the blink of an eye.

Smelll: Farly tame, some malt and maybe darker fruits, but not a lot of aroma either way.

Taste: Tasted sorta like someone added brown sugar and alcohol to a normal Leinenkugel. Not malty, just sugary. Kinda sour, kinda sweet, just a bit smoky. Would maybe be tolerable if the price point was closer to their normal offerings, but at this price it was completely unacceptable.

Mouthfeel: way too thin and fizzy.

Overalll: Ignoring style and cost this might get a 2-2.5. Taking those into consideration it gets dinged a bit further.

keethrax, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
1.65/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

I don't know if the bottle was bad or improperly stored but, this is something i will NOT buy again. The smell was sweet as others reviewed but, this bottle had know malt it was all sour Tartness, not hoppy bitter but sour! I have tasted a few scotch ales so far and this did not taste anywhere near the others. Too thin in the mouth feel. I poured it out because I could not stand the way the sourness was overpowering , it was almost like a sour of something that has spoiled like a dairy product.

Dr_Bahmbay13, May 01, 2014
Photo of beergorrilla
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

beergorrilla, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Rekrule
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Rekrule, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
1.8/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

The hard part to get over is Leinenkugel's is making craft style ales that are up nearing 10% abv yet they pour like fizzy yellow carbonated beers. The color is nailed a deep ruby nearly mahogany body with a light khaki head forming thick, and dwindling and fading fast, specks of lace are said...this beer misses the boat on appearance. Aroma has tart fruit notes, dark ripened raisins a bit of booze marinating those plump jewels of shriveled grape. Definite caramel notes a hint of smoked malts, and a tart apple cider lingering quality in each sniff. Flavor harsh acidic grape juice with ripened raisins and fake oak chips with a strong booze overriding the whole experience, each sip makes want to gag, this is truly the worst pseudo craft sin I've come across yet I will drink a six pack of the Anheuser Busch Wild Blue before I ever reach for this again. I honestly have a headache from the first sip, drain pour with a capital D, get out of here cloying gag inducing sips of unrefined malt sugars floating around in a watery substance. Prolonged alcohol burn in each sip, burns the back of your throat down to your gut. Overall get out of dodge stay the fuck away from this beer, please do not enter...truly horrible creation and a sorry excuse for any beer let alone something attempting to be a craft beer.

WVbeergeek, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of DerrickW
2/5  rDev -45.9%

DerrickW, Dec 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Zaphog, Mar 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

addiwilliams, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of koes0024
2/5  rDev -45.9%

koes0024, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of wesleypipes237
2/5  rDev -45.9%

wesleypipes237, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of BEERWOLF1951
2.15/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance- Deep ruby with thin to no head.

Smell - Sweet with smokey peat.

Taste - Raisens, slight malt, toffee and then the unmistakable peat-smoke flavor, which I am not a fan of. Somewhat clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Thin for the style.

Overall - I would really enjoy this beer if the peat flavor (correct for the style) was less apparent.

BEERWOLF1951, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of krl2112
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

krl2112, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

IPAchris, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of martyl1000
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

martyl1000, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of dahlen22
2.28/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Appearance: Dark brown with almost no head at all.

Aroma: Smokey, malty, and some dark fruits.

Taste: Beer is big and malty with some burnt sugar, dark fruits, and a weird rusty after taste.

Overall: Heard a lot about this beer and mostly good things. Not a big fan. While I love Scotch ales, this one's after taste is just too rusty and weird. I have always believed that good beers do not linger after a sip for more than 20 seconds. This one lingered too long. If you like Scotch ales, and I do, go for the Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Old Chub or the Belhaven Wee Heavy...even the Dogfish Head Indian Brown ale is sort of a Scotch ale. Cheers!!

dahlen22, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of association330
2.35/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours murky brown with no head

Smells vaguely of toasted malt, but the strongest smell by far is bacon. It's smoky, but it's a "meaty" smokiness. I have no other way of describing it.

Tastes oddly sour, with that same "bacon" finish. I typically hate rauchbier (smoked beer), and this tastes similar.

Mouthfeel is too thin for the style.

I think I might've gotten an infected bottle or a bad batch. Either way, this was pretty nasty, and not a scotch ale I would buy again.

association330, Sep 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

bespin15, May 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

RollTide7, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

jawneyt, Mar 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Catlin, Oct 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Ernest78, Apr 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

moot2142, Aug 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.