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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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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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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
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
Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Gotti311, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of jmccullough108
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
Photo of EgadBananas
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

EgadBananas, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +8.1%

coz, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of JimH3000
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

JimH3000, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Catlin
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Catlin, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Fluffmeister
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Fluffmeister, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

animal69, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jame515, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev +8.1%

tommyguz, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of bernat1971
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of crowsnest
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

crowsnest, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a teku glass

A - It is copper colored with amber highlights. It had a fleeting inch of tan head.

S - The smell is toffee and caramel. It smells like a malt bomb.

T - The taste is sweet. I taste some caramel and toffee. The alcohol is hidden. There are no hops to speak of.

M - Moderate. It is a little thinner than I would like.

O - This is a flavorful beer with the flavors being sweet and malty. This is a decent beer. It is a tad sweet for me though.

buschbeer, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of inbierveritas
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

inbierveritas, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage.

Pours an almost opaque dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toffee, and slight smoke aromas. There is also a slight funk smell that I am getting as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with smoke and band-aid flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a smell that is quite sweet and sugary but it doesn't really show in the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

jgunther71, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

komsul, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

thebouch01, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

keenanite21, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of jeranbrews
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - rich dark milk chocolate high clairity, dark khaki pants thick but small head.

S - bitter chocolate and fig, chewing tobacco. Maybe magnolia

T - abv fusil aftertaste that turns into rich chocolate. Like medicine. Hints of oats and leather. Complex but not forgiving. It does not hold back.

M - decent. Some fusil burn but fine for the style.

D - not for the faint of palate. But enjoyable.

jeranbrews, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Smurf2055, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Audi4awrangler, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

skaboom420, Aug 05, 2013
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.