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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:
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(Beer added by: yamar68 on 02-09-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

zsalk, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

FFATS, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

njnj2000, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

georgiaboy8686, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

thecheapies, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

rwilde, Dec 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

DerrickW, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

spikechiquet, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

p-wagz, Dec 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

addiwilliams, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bigaddy, Nov 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Westuh, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Mattsk1, Nov 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Nov 01, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 12 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a root beer golden brown. A half-finger head of loose light mocha foam disappears quickly, leaving a thin ring around the glass and a large swirl of fine lace on the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a saturated cinnamon/rosewood red and just a tad fuzzy short of clear, with several columns of bubbles rising from the bottom center.

S - Big nose of rich, syrupy caramels on a foundation of the ABV during the pour. In the glass, the nose is caramel-forward and backed by moderately toasted malts. It's a soft nose, and the ABV is hidden. Notes of butterscotch and toffee slide forward and combine with the caramels. It opens to the sugars as it warms, but slowly, and the ABV becomes more prominent. At the end, there's notes of leather, like a new wallet.

T - Malts are on the well-toasted side. Hints of dark molasses rum. ABV is surprisingly muted. Butterscotch and caramel drip over the sides the tongue as the beer flows by. There's almost a dried, dark fruit quality in the profile, like chewy raisins and dried black cherries. Finish presents an almost-burnt quality in the malt sitting beside the dark sugars, suggesting smoke.

M - Rather fizzy. More than an adequate level of carbonation in the quaff. Medium body with viscosity that's smooth across the tongue. Components are properly integrated with a flexible structure. Finish is moderate and not cloying although sugar-based, and lingers across the tongue.

O - A pretty tasty take on the style. I would have liked a bit more fullness in the nose to savor, especially with that big ABV available to deliver it. The level of toast in the malt bill does a great job of balancing the sugars so they don't make this beer too sweet to enjoy. I know I liked it enough after the first couple of bottles to make a point of grabbing a second four-pak. What's interesting about this beer is the way the burnt wood shows up only in the back-end of the finish, giving it a campfire feel.

BuckeyeSlim, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Gotti311, Oct 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.61/5  rDev +24.6%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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