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

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Added by cnally on 08-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
521
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17.87%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
128
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 112
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Beaver13
2.23/5  rDev -35.7%
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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Very dark brown color with a light head.

S - Slight, fairly standard ale, with malts, earthiness, yeast.

T - Enjoyable, if slight. This goes down easy, but lacks the hit one might otherwise expect. The flavors are balanced, with hints of alcohol and malts, but not much complexity.

M - Medium carbonation, but thin.

O - Sun King is local, so you find this one around town fairly frequently. I am torn, because I do enjoy this beer, and it is a go-to option for me when the choices are between standard major brews and select Sun King options. But the description of this as a Brown rather than a Scottish seems apt.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear deep ruby almost brown, but no head or carbonation.

S-Earthy, peat, dirt, malt, caramel.

T-Smokey, peat, caramel, toffee, very malt heavy. Not much bitterness but balanced.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonation but watery,

O-Was expecting more from this beer. Sun King usually does malty beer well but this one just wasn't where it should have been

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of roasted malt, hint nut, hint of coffee, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of a Scottish Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of yeast, hint of roasted malt, hint of hop, and slight nut. Overall, good blend, body, and decent aroma.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of minterro
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bought from Colorado Liquor Mart in Denver, CO

Poured into a Greenbush pint glass and paired with stir fry.

A&S: Light tan head with little to no retention. Dull-looking (not in a bad way) translucent brown colored beer. Very light aroma including caramel, toasted malts, and kinda irony.

T&M: Mild taste with the exact same elements as the aroma. Crisp and refreshing, but not fitting for the style. Low body high carbonation.

Overall: Unimpressed, especially because of the price (over 12 for a four pack of cans). I haven't had much from Indiana outside of Three Floyds so I didn't know what to expect, but this was just not up to standard.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

awfully thin for a Scottish ale, no body at all on this. more brown than red, but shimmers of both appear on the pour. minimal cream colored head rises and recedes. aromatics are fairly right on for the style, woody and mature, malt forward and a touch sweet. whats missing for me is the yeast. it just isn't there with its doughy fullness, and sweetness dominates the nose and taste as a result. some malt richness in the taste, but its got a hollow smoke flavor and a raisin hit that doesn't really meld. doesn't taste too bad though, its the feel that fails it. watery thin in a fall style that demands some heft. total letdown there, despite decent carbonation. it just doesn't stand up to the depth of flavor here. my first beer from these guys didn't impress me much at all.

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Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 521 ratings.
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