Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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1.65/5 rDev -55.4%
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.
05-01-2014 17:31:39 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
4.43/5 rDev +19.7%
For a Wee Heavy, it is wonderful. Taste very similar to Scotty Karate from Dark Horse, it is a great sipping beer. It starts off with a bitter bite but ends with almost no aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light and the nose is sublime. Will definitely be enjoying this wonderful brew again.
04-30-2014 02:47:28 | More by Bstrickler
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Seeing the low scores for this, I had to chime in.
Everything you could want in a wee heavy, malty, silky mouthfeel.
I purchased one as part of a mix-a-six and found myself regretting I didn't have another, it's a beaut.
Classic wee heavy taste, mouthfeel, underrated imho.
Wasn't expecting greatness from Leinenkugel, but found it here.
my evening consisted of a Blue Mountain' lights out christmas ale'
a big Eddy wee heavy
a Affligem Blonde
and a 1 1/2 year old Sierra Nevada Narwhal
By far the best of the evening was the Big Eddy.
04-04-2014 23:16:43 | More by CaptFrothy
3.79/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours dark ruby-brown with a thin, wispy head. Dotted lacing sticks.
The smell is of toffee, dark fruits, especially black cherries and raisins. Slight peat smoke is in the back.
The taste is of sweetened black cherries and raisins mixed with toffee. It has warming booze and a touch of peat smoke in the finish.
It hits full-bodied, or close enough to work. It leaves a sweet, minty aftertaste.
On the sweet, fruity side of the style-spectrum. Just enough peat to balance it. This is an enjoyable sipper!
03-21-2014 22:49:57 | More by jwc215
3.59/5 rDev -3%
Pours a dark brown color. No head, lacing, or retention. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and slight syrup. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, and slight syrup. Overall, very weak appearance, good body, and decent aroma.
02-17-2014 21:46:50 | More by Tone
3.63/5 rDev -1.9%
Mud cola brown with a tiny ring of cream foam. Not attractive.
Strong concentrated grain stew, dark caramel maltiness, oak, burnt sugars, some roast bitterness, vinous notes, and a faint whiff of sweet mossy smoke. Phenolic and a little fruity. Notes of rum raisin, black strap, and date.
Sweet malt, dark sugar, peat, treacle, wet smoke, date sugar, light maple, medicinal notes, and faint crabapple tartness. The latter note plays into that oaky vinous note. Tinge of tartness is, actually, relieving. Tasty thick malty middle with a semi-tarnished unripe cherry finish.
A little stinging, but it's the tartness, not the booze. Alcohol level is right, wee heavy. I like this warmth. The carbonation is slighted, however. The body is okay, but some more effervescence would really elevate the overall mouthfeel.
Best Leinenkugels beer I've had, to-date.
01-02-2014 22:07:06 | More by thecheapies
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.