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
Ratings:
527
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17.58%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
129
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of Parmesan
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wamba
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gatorlove
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JeffSK
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spointon
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the can in a snifter via a friend at work who oddly enough shares my same last name---

Thanks Justin!

This Scottish ale pours a beautiful dark reddish mahogany with a quickly dissipating head of foam that leaves a thin ring and little lacing. Nose of brown sugars, bread crust, subtle hops, and light caramel. Flavors surpass the nose with lightly toasted bread and sweet caramel, mingling with subtle grain and brown sugars that fade to a light herbal hop note mixed with cream. Solid for the style with a clean lightly creamy finish and moderate carbonation that ends slightly dry. Quenching and delicious.

A first for me from this brewery, and so far a winner.

Cheers

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dontbugmeSIW
1.78/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like something that came out of your drugged uncle's overpumped bladder.

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Photo of keldridge23
1.64/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

With all the hype surrounding this beer, I have to say that I was disappointed. It looks great in a glass but when compared with other beers of this style it completely falls flat with zero finish. I almost feel like this beer is searching for an excuse. Not enough carbonation during the process or something.

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Photo of jc111
1.92/5  rDev -44.7%
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 ClavisAurea
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Marlowe_85
1.84/5  rDev -47%
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 Ihadaverygoodbeer
1/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks, smells, and tastes like piss.

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Photo of LakeEffectSteam
1.95/5  rDev -43.8%
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 Clemente285
1/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Mattys21
1/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of SenorHops
1.32/5  rDev -62%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

One of the worst beers I've ever tasted! Tasted like vomit.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JL_25
4.16/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imbibehour
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. I'm BATMAN!!! Apr 30th 2015.

Deep red and very clear body, with a deep red ruby shine and caramel brown color. Head manages a solid two fingers, light tan in color, dissolving like a flat elevator to a simple half finger, swiss cheese top and bubbled somewhat thick collar.

Aroma is quite buried and mucked by a bit of steely and what seem like deaden hop character but more importantly dominating what should be a noticeable malt presence. Muted caramel, light toast, faint milk chocolate but burdened by this weird flattened hop aroma which shouldn't be there at all as far as I am concerned.

Palate just is stretching to make a dent in flavor. Incredibly flattened malt backbone, watery, and weak. Wet caramel and toasty crackling barely hinted is completely absent. Comes off like flattened caramel cola. Lifeless to some extent body. Finish lacks, almost cola sweet.

This is drinkable but comes off dead and lifeless for a scottish ale.

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

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Clear deep amber light brown color. One and a half fingers of nitro-esque beige head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.

3.75 S: Nutty and toasty from the start like a good brown ale. Caramel and brown sugar. Crisp, clean maltiness. On the drier side, but still enough sweetness to hit the spot.

3.75 T: Like the nose this is crisp, clean, and tasty. Plenty of toastiness and caramel. Nuttiness underneath, dry grainy maltiness. Not as rich or as sweet as most of the style out there, but I don't think it's supposed to be. It works quite well for what it is.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

4.0 D: Super drinkable with a good taste.

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Wee Mac from Sun King Brewing Company
3.47 out of 5 based on 527 ratings.
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