Wee Mac | Sun King Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
565
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
144
Trade:
1
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 124 | Ratings: 565
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like Scottish ales, this one is okay...

Great coloration - dark caramel colored liquid with good foam, though it has no staying power and no lacing. The smell is caramel sweetness with a deep malty aroma - i really enjoyed it. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, slightly creamy but more creamy than watery feel. The taste is muted, not quite the best Scottish ale I've had, but still decent enough. Overall, it's solid and I did enjoy it.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Heavy yeast and smoke note in the nose which marks the style. Yeast and malt and that peaty Scottish thing kind of take over after that. This is a solid Scottish Ale but nothing mindblowing.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown in color with a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering a quarter of the top. There's plenty of vibrant carbonation bubbles erupting from within. There's a cola like malt aroma. I'm tasting malt which is tasting much more like cola. The mouth is a bit watery and overcarbonated.

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Photo of Buck89
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. A clear dark copper brown color and a normal pour produced a modest tan head. The foam left rather quickly and left wispy tracks. The aroma was malty as expected, punctuated with caramel, toffee, and plum. Light on the palate with a slightly tart plum note. Mainly caramel and toffee notes, but the fruity notes were distracting. I didn't get any peaty or smoky notes. Enjoyable overall, but a touch too fruity for me.

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Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from Florida with a 13 October 2018 BB date.
It pours with a clear, copper colored body topped by a short but durable beige head.
Aroma: mild; malts with faint spices.
Flavor: moderately strong for style. About equally bitter and sweet.
Feel: medium body with medium-light carbonation.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, date stamped "11JAN18 NEED A LITTLE WIND HERE". Beautiful ruby-brown hued ale with a foamy tan head that fades rather quickly. Malty and earthy peat aroma; brown sugar, caramel, and grain in the mix as well. Big and malty as expected with notes of caramel, toasty grain, earthy peat, brown sugar, and more earthiness and some spiciness from the modest hops. Medium body, ample carbonation, very dry finish. Overall, it's a decent Scottish Ale but I can't see myself recommending it or buying it again in the future.

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Photo of Murphious
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours the color of dark tea with good carbonation to start, but head dissipates quickly. The taste is good but not enough of everything that makes a Scotch Ale unique. Too thin mouthfeel and lacks maltiness. An average offering, especially when compared to Oskar Blues or Founders; versions that sell for the same price in my region.

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Photo of darktronica
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber on the pour with a half-finger of head on the pint glass. Caramelized malts, brown sugar and a touch of grape must on the nose, not much hop character, florals, or smoke to be found. Candied on the finish, moderately thin body.

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Photo of SanWrencho
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Attractive deep red color with a mellow malty aroma. Surprisingly crisp taste for being such a malty beer. Fairly dry, very little residual sugar. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin. Overall a decent example of the style, would buy again.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: roasted dark malts, cocoa, hazelnut,sweet toffee notes. Same with the nose. Dark brown, partly clear, with a delicate head and lace. Medium/full body. Clean finish. 23 IBUs

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Photo of DrMullet
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear cola colored mahogany with minimal head and lacing.
Smell is mild and malty caramel with some dark fruit.
Taste is smooth malt. Dark fruit and a bit of nut.
Earthy but pretty understated.

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Photo of DaneBramage
2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a goblet glass, medium head and typical dark ale color. Taste is malty and bready with mild hints of caramel and vanilla, otherwise no real flavor. Just a bland, inoffensive beer that goes down easy. Before you know it the glass is empty and you realize it didn't really taste like anything.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I live in Central Indiana, and get this beer from time to time. Beer has a great feel, malty, not overcarbonated, and for a dark beer feels light overall. Finish is clean, and not dry. Taste is almost light bread at first, then hops, grass, and is bitter but in a smooth way.

This is a common beer in this area, and quite refreshing, and can be found on tap in many local places here. I keep thinking that this is a light feeling beer, especially for being such a dark beer.

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Photo of Hackattack
4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wee Mac is basically a local beer to me. Indy is about 100 miles away so I get it fresh. I lean towards malty, mildly sweet beer and Wee Mac hits that spot for me. Tried it the first time on tap and was hooked from then on. Wish it was easier to get for me...living in a rural area....but I can get it after a 30 minute drive and I think it's worth the drive. My opinion is that it's better than 3 Floyd's ( a 40 minute drive to the brewery from my house) Robert the Bruce ......also a Scottish style dark brew.

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Photo of tone77
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, light bread. Taste is malts, some caramel a bit of sweetness, fairly mild. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer, a bit lacking in flavor and punch.

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Photo of smcolw
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Smallish head and little lace. Cloudy light brown color.

Smells weak but with all the right aromas. Some chocolate, some vanilla.

Thin bodied with an elevated carbonation level. Brown sugar base flavor. Light hop bitterness but not enough to balance which is typical for the style. Overall, not very impressive.

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Photo of amsoller
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my favorite standby beer in the Indy area. When in a pub where all the proprietor has are pale ales, I reach for this one. I believe that, as the other reviewers here have stated, its even and average taste and lack of extreme attributes just adds to its appeal. Sun King has done a great job of being consistent with this recipe.

I have sampled this beer many times: from good and bad bar taps, from growlers filled at the brewery, and from the can. When drinking from the can, it's best to first pour into a glass to let the beer breathe a little and to get a good feel for the nice, lightly malty aroma and body of the beer. It has a good brown color with a modest head when poured well. The head does not linger, however. It is a bit light. But if I want a heavier beer, I'll order a stout or a porter. It goes well with a large variety of foods -- also adding to its lack of overpowering attributes.

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Photo of AleMan66
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured this from a can into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a nice brown with a light brown one finger white head. I really like it. It is, in fact, "smooth and malty." I had a friend pick this up for me at the brewery since they don't sell it in my market, or else I would seek it out.

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Photo of drpimento
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is malty beer, but nothing that reminds me of Scotch Ale. Flavor does deliver a little in that way. Body, despite being malty, is still a touch thin. An ok beer. I'll enjoy this one, but not get another.

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Photo of mlockman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very smooth, but only a mild maltiness to it's flavor profile; it definitely left me wanting more in that sense. Very easy to see, however, how this is the base for the amped-up malt-bomb that is Wee Muckle.

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Photo of 98green
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taster from a can share at a bar. Not much to say. Mediocre in every way. Just didn't hit any notes I like in my scotch ales. Comparing to dirty bastard or kilt lifter, this is just a muddy nothing. Appreciate the taste but I will pass on this one

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Photo of jettjon
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 16 ounce can into a pint glass. Coppery brown ice tea color. Thin to nonexistent head in keeping with style. Malt and bread on nose. No peat notes. In the mouth malt and diacytal. Thin. Overall barely recognizable as a Scotch ale.

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Photo of brentk56
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours clear and copper with a modest head that fritters away quickly; minimal lacing action

Smell: Caramel, fruit, grain and a whiff of nut

Taste: Caramel forward, with some nut and grain flavors building; modestly fruity and earthy, through the middle, with a slightly sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This beer sure has got its haters but I found it rather enjoyable, even though it is more of a hybrid rather than a true Scottish Ale; not worthy of such poor reviews, to my palate

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Photo of Ferg
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have had this beer on tap, and it was very enjoyable.
One of my favorite dinner beers with pub food.
Rate a 4 +/- if you can find on tap.

From the can, it is horrible!
Little taste, what notes you get are very tinny and not enjoyable.
Rate a 2 +/- from the tin can.

Sun King needs to go to bottles, as the can does not cut the mustard.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, little bit of Amber shade threw the light. Smells good. Roasted malt, caramel bit of coffee. Tastes good nice and sessionable, not gonna feel this. Toffee, roasted favors. A little hit of bready yeast. Overall, I love sun King. Love their year round session beers. This one is another I really enjoy. Buy more of this NYD.

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Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 565 ratings