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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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Pillowburn

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

01-11-2013 05:38:47 | More by Pillowburn
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keethrax

Minnesota

1.63/5  rDev -56.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 22:05:20 | More by keethrax
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

1.65/5  rDev -55.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 17:31:39 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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beergorrilla

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

03-09-2013 11:31:46 | More by beergorrilla
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -52.8%

04-28-2013 22:34:28 | More by Rekrule
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.8/5  rDev -51.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 03:05:21 | More by WVbeergeek
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DerrickW

Georgia

2/5  rDev -46.1%

12-28-2013 16:01:32 | More by DerrickW
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -46.1%

10-26-2013 00:14:17 | More by jmccullough108
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Zaphog

Michigan

2/5  rDev -46.1%

03-08-2013 21:29:19 | More by Zaphog
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addiwilliams

Virginia

2/5  rDev -46.1%

12-01-2013 21:04:32 | More by addiwilliams
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koes0024

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -46.1%

03-09-2013 03:07:58 | More by koes0024
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wesleypipes237

Michigan

2/5  rDev -46.1%

03-31-2012 19:56:09 | More by wesleypipes237
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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

2.15/5  rDev -42%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 13:47:28 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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krl2112

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

12-07-2012 20:12:01 | More by krl2112
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

12-01-2012 01:33:12 | More by IPAchris
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

07-28-2013 19:28:31 | More by martyl1000
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dahlen22

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -38.5%
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!!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 22:03:27 | More by dahlen22
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association330

Michigan

2.35/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 17:08:44 | More by association330
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bespin15

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-26-2012 22:36:20 | More by bespin15
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RollTide7

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

03-03-2013 14:02:04 | More by RollTide7
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

03-25-2012 16:31:49 | More by jawneyt
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Catlin

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

10-04-2013 01:45:15 | More by Catlin
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

04-19-2014 21:55:40 | More by Ernest78
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Djenx

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

07-18-2012 18:13:07 | More by Djenx
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jsanford

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

02-02-2013 04:25:16 | More by jsanford
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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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