Wee Mac
Sun King Brewing Company

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From:
Sun King Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Scottish Ale
Ranked #75
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,742
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 16.57%
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
466
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Aug 22, 2009
Wants:
  28
Gots:
  154
SCORE
81
Good
Wee MacWee Mac
Notes: Wee Mac Scottish-style Ale is an enticing and malty brown ale with caramel, cocoa, and hazelnut character balanced with toffee undertones.

23 IBU
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Ratings by Darkbeerlover0:
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Rated by Darkbeerlover0

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 16, 2022
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Rated: 4.14 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by rabembenek from Indiana

Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by eluvah from New York

Mar 10, 2022
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Rated by KnightFighter71

4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good Scottish ale. Not the best, but definitely not bad.
Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Look: It pours brown with red hues to it. It has a tan head with moderate head retention.

Smell: It has toffee aromas with a bit of a sugary presence. There is a bit of butter in the background.

Taste: It has toffee like flavors with some caramel. Sweetness is noticeable. It has some cherry notes in support.

Feel: It has a medium body with a somewhat sweet finish.

Overall, the beer is sweet from start to finish with good malt flavors and a little bit of esters in support.
Jan 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Chris7482 from Illinois

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Bought Wee Mac as part of my homework for the BA Thread this weekend on Scots and Winter Warmers.

Wee Mac has average Looks; its foam fades fast on an amber-red body, but no lace. Smells are mostly the sweet malt slightly roasted. Sweet Tastes are balanced with hops for the American palate; but the sweetness lacks complexity (probably from a weak yeast) and Wee Mac finishes oddly semi-dry. I like Scots because they offer richly-blended malts in a lower-ABV style. Wee Mac has some of the style's caramel/nutty character, but could be richer. Lightly mouthed, yet bubbly. Probably good enough to pair with fried foods in a bar.

Sun King is twelve years old and claims (from their website) to be Indiana's second largest crafter. But this is only my second beer from them, so they don't distribute much in Illinois that I seem to see. But Sun King also has six pubs, which is unusual focus because they are labor-intensive. But, they solve that by each pub having restaurants as partners. Sun King also has diversified into spirits to complement their diverse beer lineup. And they are good guys per their DEI Statement on their website. So, they have grown to Indiana's #2 and Wee Mac was only $2. So for all that, I give some pretty good Overall Hugs.
Dec 15, 2021
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had Wee Mac at Nick’s English Hut, Bloomington, Indiana, on draft into pint mason jar, and later poured from pint can, bottom stamped "BEST BY 11/9/21," into Teku tulip.

Pours apparently deep, opaque brown, but deep rusty red or ruby amber with clarity when backlit, and 1-finger very light-tan head, which dissipates to a persistent ring and partial film, leaving a little sketchy lace. Aroma of perhaps hazelnut off pour, but if so then the mild aromas are soon all caramel and sweet malts. Begins dry, crisp yet malty, and then a bit of sweetness and a bit of fruit join the growing caramel and mild cocoa malts, before a moderately malty and smooth but still crisp finish.

A rather mild, peatless Scottish ale, especially for the name, but a not uninteresting crisp and flavorful brown ale.
Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Nov 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Really dark but clear body.

Light and watery up front, but builds to a nice toastiness complemented by dark fruit. Some toffee and caramel, along with hints of coffee.

To me, this is more of a brown ale than a Scottish ale, lacking the rich malty depth of the latter. It’s tasty, though, and at a very reasonable ABV.
May 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by lsudduth from Ohio

May 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 23, 2021
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured from the 12oz can into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a clear amber color with a 2 finger foamy off-white head that sticks around for a bit.

S: A moderately sweet aroma of toast, biscuit, and caramel. Slight metallic twinge. Not a ton going on here, but pleasant enough.

T: Mild flavor of toast and some sweetness that is ambiguous. Maybe fruit or raisin. Slight caramel. Slight bitterness in the middle, making me think more of a red. There isn't a ton of taste here, and especially not a lot of the heavy malty flavor that make a Scotch ale notable.

F: Feels thin.

Overall: An accessible beer, and drinkable, but as far as Scotch Ales go, not super notable. I wouldn't turn it down, but not super motivated to pick up again.
Jan 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by bd709nc from Indiana

Jan 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.74 by cwm51662 from Indiana

Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Judgie from Indiana

3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can with an Exp date of 12/27/20. Nice initial light brown head which was gone in seconds leaving little lacing. Very dark brown/amber color that promised a richness that didn't happen. Cola like smell and taste. The promised flavors of caramel, cocoa, hazelnut, & toffee were there but muted. Mouthfeel seemed very thin for what I expect from the style. I think this beer is made for those just getting into craft beer and looking for a style that is not an IPA but "cooler" than an AAL.
Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep ruby color with a one-finger creamy off-white head that has great retention

S- smells of toasted grains, caramel, toffee, banana bread and raisins

T- grainy malt up front, followed by notes of cola, brown bread, dried fruits, with just a hint of toffee on the finish

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a thin finish

O- doesn't have that typically caramel sweetness you expect from the style, but still decent
Oct 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 11/27/2020. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red/light brown color with a 11-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas and flavors of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread/crust, toast, biscuit, roasted nuts, raisin, plum, red apple, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, light chocolate/coffee, and yeast/toasted earthiness. A bit too fruity/muted aromas, but not a big deal. Light herbal, woody, grassy, peppery, roasted bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread/crust, toast, biscuit, roasted nuts, raisin, plum, red apple, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, chocolate, coffee, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malts, moderate fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a delicious scotch ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malts, moderate fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish; great soft feel. Great complexity of rich English malts, with restrained fruity yeast, and solid earthy hop balance. Light residual sweetness with lingering bitter dryness. A very enjoyable offering and well made spot on style example.
Sep 10, 2020
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A - Dark chestnut color with nice clarity and a light tan creamy colored layer of foam on top.

S - Bready aroma with sweet toasted caramel malt and a small hit of dark fruit.

T - Lightly toasted malt with light dark fruit and ends on the sweeter side with a lingering caramel malt and light dark fruit notes.

M - Thick and frothy for the style.

O - Not bad.
Aug 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 26, 2020
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Rated by Wootep

1.18/5  rDev -66.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
No taste, maybe the draft line...but I'm getting nothing like description
Dec 08, 2019
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
The best of Sun King’s staple beers that you can find everywhere in Indianapolis. Sweet caramel, toffee and malt.
Oct 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Sep 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can : Dark carmel in color with a very small head. Sweet malt smell. Flavors of malt, sweet bread and toffee in the finish. A very solid Scottish ale.
Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.24 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Aug 19, 2019
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Rated by Johnnyc3 from Florida

2.59/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
More of a brown ale. Nothing stands out about this beer.
Aug 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.78 by Dope from Massachusetts

Aug 02, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of earthy notes with toffee. Sweet maltiness with some peat and earthiness.
Jul 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by JohnBrown from North Carolina

Jun 18, 2019
 
Rated: 1.82 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by jtransel from Illinois

Apr 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Apr 11, 2019
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