Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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Ratings: 355 | Reviews: 99 | Display Reviews Only:
4.01/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
08-09-2013 04:36:55 | More by jeranbrews
3.33/5 rDev -10.2%
A- Pours a dark caramel brown and when held up to the light gives off a reddish hue. Head retention didnt hold very well.
S- Very sweet almost like dark candied fruits, also gives off a watered down scotch profile.
T- Dark fruits with a sweet malt background and a hint of scotch.
M- Lightly carbonated, coats the mouth well and is very satisfying.
O- very enjoyable. havent had many of this style so cant wait to expand.
08-03-2013 21:10:33 | More by Juuroumaru
3.66/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. It pours out very dark, but clear. It's mahogany in color with a hint of red and has a nice finger of head that dies off pretty quickly, leaving a ring of foam on the boundary of the surface. Nice nose. Lots of sweet malt, nutty toffee, and some smokiness. There's also a hint of vanilla as well. Really nice.
Medium-full body and malt-forward flavor. Lost of bready malty notes up front, but they're not as deep as I was hoping for. I get a faint lemon tea like character that comes in around mid-palate and disrupts the malt party, lending a bitterness that is a bit excessive for the style. Moderately dry finish and no hint of the alcohol.
Overall a nice beer, but not as rich and flavorful as some other Scotch Ales. The lemony notes provide a pleasantly dry finish and some balance, but I don't believe it's necessary in this style. It should be all about deep, rich malt flavors, even at the expense of a dry finish. I prefer a Scotch Ale with a sweeter finish.
07-26-2013 02:05:27 | More by deadonhisfeet
3.44/5 rDev -7.3%
Pours an off white fizzy slightly creamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, some lines of lacing, over dark ruby molasses reddish brown colored beer with some ruby light coming through barely.
Nose has lots of candy malts, candy syrup, candied apple, caramel galore, toffee, a bit of a fruity aroma like candied apple kinda fruit, a light bready chewy malt, as well as toasty reddish malt, don't get much else though, maybe a faint fruity hop.
Taste starts with the chewy malt, plenty of smoked malt actually, a chewy smoked not quite campfire malt but definite smoked and thats like 90% of the flavor, a smoked cheese kinda flavor. Then a light bready chewy candy malt, little caramel and molasses like syrup. This all combines with a fair bitterness, a chewy slightly spicy hop bitterness, kinda balanced but not quite since the smoked malts dominate so much. Very light warming booze comes through the slight sweet syrupy taste. Finish is sweet a bit sticky, more earthy slight herbal hops, smoked malts are plenty lingering.
Mouth is med bod, light warming booze, fluffy decent carb, bit syrupy.
overall meh, nothing special, too much smoked malt that doesn't go far, and nothing else really. Hops try to do something but can't even compete, everything else pretty much drowns out. Is this a smoked malt beer or a scotch ale?!
07-13-2013 01:36:27 | More by jlindros
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a dark orange-brown amber with a fine one finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of plum, dark stone fruit, sweet caramel malt, peat, lightly sour. Flavor follows with caramel malt, dark stone fruit, light bitterness; malty with a nice hint of peat. Oddly thin in the finish. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A reasonable domestic take on this style, but not as full flavored or complex as I expected for such a high ABV ale. Fun to drink, but not quite a top scotch ale.
06-22-2013 03:58:30 | More by LiquidAmber
4.39/5 rDev +18.3%
A - A beautiful amber.
S - Low hops, lovely malt.
T - Low hops, caramel, malt, molasses, and a peaty finish.
M - Interesting coating on the tongue, the sugars are apparent quickly.
O - Great if near perfect example of a "Wee Heavy" Scottish Ale.
THANKS EVAN, you rule mate!
06-15-2013 23:48:52 | More by Electros
2.28/5 rDev -38.5%
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!!
06-14-2013 22:03:27 | More by dahlen22
Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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