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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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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 10
Gots: 33 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yamar68 on 02-09-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

kckme, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

olliegaff, Nov 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Bob402, Nov 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Joeyuwp, Nov 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

woodsman196, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

steveimthatguy, Nov 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Stoutlad, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

david131, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Woodysbeard
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Woodysbeard, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

He's big, but only a wee bit heavy... ...sorry... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep ruby-brown topped by over a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, clove, brown sugar, light molasses, a pinch of black pepper, and a smidge of fig. The taste brings in more of the same at the start, but as things progress a definite sense of strong banana weaves its way betwixt all the other flavors. It gets pretty damn strong at times, competing directly with the spicy roast for my tastebuds' attentions and detracting from the overall wee heavy experience. Near the finish, this banana bit starts to appear a bit toasted. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a decently solid Scotch ale, but one whose banana character holds it down.

TMoney2591, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A full finger's worth of active fizzy khaki colored head that quickly fades away leaving a mere splotch of lacing in the center of the glass and the slightest of collars... The color is a completely translucent sleek and glossy medium brown... A slight bit of carbonation can be seen moving at varying paces within...

S - A definite malt bomb... Caramel... Loads of toasted malts... A hint of vanilla... Some woody character... A bit of peat... Just the slightest touch of smoke... A bit of brown sugar as well...

T - Caramel... Toffee... Brown sugar... Some light wood and smoke notes... Toasted malts... Bread crust... Some light chocolate notes as well... The finish has notes of dark fruit and cherries... The after taste has a very slight, but not unpleasant medicinal character... Well rounded with nice depth and complexity...

M - Medium to full bodied, but closer to full... A bit sticky... A bit chewy... Even and consistent... Limited carbonation... Sleek...

D - A very nice Wee Heavy here from Leinenkugels... There Big Eddy line of brews has some very nice offerings... This one is a sipper... A nice brew to sit back and unwind with... I would gladly drink again and recommend to fans of the Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy style...

philbe311, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

PopnLoads, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

bozodogbreath, Oct 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mscott1975, Oct 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

leinie13, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Cramerican, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mrosenfeld32, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

crash8per, Sep 23, 2012
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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Flowyn82, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Wamba, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of matttttYCE
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a tan head, about a finger high, but recedes quickly, leaving a tiny ring around the glass. Slight lace. Color is a murky brown with a purpleish hue.

Very malty aroma, as expected, mostly sweet roasted malt, caramelized, and some light smoke in there, with a good deal of sweetness, molasses, leather, brown sugar, peat notes, toffee, cocoa notes, dark and pitted fruits, hints of tobacco, also hints of caramel apple. Very complex aroma.

A bit less malty than the aroma, more toasted qualities, caramelized malts, molasses, toffee, light smoke and peat notes, tobacco, slight leather, less sweet than the aroma as well, light candy apple, hints at pitted fruits and cocoa notes. Not quite as good as I expected from the nose.

Medium-heavy body, viscous, nearly filmy consistency, low carbonation, and medium length finish, dry, a touch alcohol heat.

Overall not a bad scotch ale / wee heavy. Would definitely drink this again when I'm in the mood. It wasn't amazing by my standards, but it wasn't bad by any means. If you enjoy a big, malty beer I think that this is worth your time, at least once.

matttttYCE, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

goblue3509, Sep 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

ejimhof, Sep 07, 2012
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.