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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:
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Added by cnally on 08-22-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
515
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
38.73%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
125
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 110 | Ratings: 515
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Photo of jc111
1.92/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

I was told to try this beer while on business trip. It was sold to me as the next great beer, It was suppose to be promising, with the potential to make it big. But once it came time to compare it with other beers of outstanding quality, it fell flat on it's face. The first half of the beer left no positive impression on me, it performed mediocre at best. I forced my way through it and when I got down the the second half that's when I decided to the throw in the towel as this beer was clearly out classed by better beers in the same league.

Shockingly, the expiration date on this beer was not in January.

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Photo of Marlowe_85
1.84/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

It looks good, so if you like to stare at your beer rather than drink it... I guess it has that going for it. But taste and feel were both way too watery for my liking. Disappointing.

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Photo of LakeEffectSteam
1.95/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Was expecting a lot more from this. Solid brown color, promising. But it was weak and not very Scottish. May go well with haggis, but that's about it. As someone with Scots background, clan MacBrady, Wee Mac did not leave me feeling very patriotic. Won't say much more except the aftertaste left something to be desired. More like something bracken from a muir.

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Photo of RoyalT
2.72/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This is thin brown in color with a mediocre head.

Smell - There are some sugary malts in the nose along with light toast.

Taste - This beer fell apart at the taste. It lacked depth, failed to provide the rich malt promise from the nose, and was overly bitter for the style.

Mouthfeel - Unfortunately this beer was ultra-thin, too thin even for the style, and had little carbonation.

Drinkability - This Sun King effort failed to cut the mustard.

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Photo of Ferg
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
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 davemarc87
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Beaver13
2.23/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

16 oz can. Pours clear ruby amber with a big fizzy off white head that goes to a thin film.

The aroma is sweet peaty caramel malts with a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet peaty caramel malts. The mouthfeel is thin and very watery.

Overall, very thin and watery and bland.

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Photo of dgfool
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jisom123
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LCS46208
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of veroymatt
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of 1Adam12
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of rsquared59
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ehammond1
2.84/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, dannyfrost!

Dark cherry auburn with a thick light khaki colored head that doesn't leave behind much lace or stick at all down the glass.

I do not like the way this beer smells. There's a lot of old sponge/dishrag aroma, without much of anything else positive left behind. There's a bit of caramel and bread I suppose, but I can't really keep my sniffer in here long enough to discern much positive.

Fortunately, and surprisingly, the beer tastes far better than it smells. The unfortunate old dishrag character is gone, and what's left is sweet caramel, freshly baked bread, and a low level of bitterness. Decent, and above average taste.

Thin to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

An average enough Scottish ale, though very unexciting and an unfortunately terrible aroma.

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Photo of sourdog
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MSUEmilie
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer has a nice clear dark brown appearance in its pint glass.

A light carmely malt aroma floats off the tan creamy two finger head of this beer.

If you were to take a small sip of this beer you would find that it's a very light watery flavor but the longer the beer sits in your mouth you pick up on it's caramel somewhat nutty ale flavors.

The flavor and mouth feel is very mild and drinkable so it goes well with hearty meals.

This is a very clean light tasting beer that would satisfy many from the bud light crowd to the adventurous craft beer drinkers.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jeonseh
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can poured into a FFF tulip

A - Chesnut brown with hints of red. Clean looking and slightly reflective. Small mocha colored head that went down to a thin layer of foam quickly

S - Smoked malt. Definitely had a smokey peat presence. There are also hints of orange peel as well as caramel malt

T - Lots of caramel malty sweetness and actually a little too sweet for my taste Initally. There is none if the smoke that you pick up in the nose. There is a slight hop presence on the finish that gives it a light orange peel that lingers on.

MF - Heavily carbonated and a bit too heavily for me with a slight syrupiness to it

O - Decent Scottish ale from Sun King. I wish it had more of the smokiness that I smelled in the nose and it wasn't so sweet.

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Photo of Zonian1
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear slightly dense brown body with a light tan head that soon fades to a spotty film. There is a gentle carbonation that trails up the glass.

S- The soft clean aroma has hints of woody brown malt.

T- The clean flavor has hints of dry brown malt and field corn with a grainy after taste that lingers.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz that covers the gentle flavor that it there. No alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer is very light in flavor and character with the field corn flavor in the aftertaste being the strongest flavor. Not much there. Although the beer being described on the can sounds delicious.

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Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 515 ratings.
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