Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleBig Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by yamar68 on 02-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
15.55%
 
 
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13
Gots:
42
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0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz served in a Duvel tulip

A - Pours a dark mahogany brown with a small off-white head.

S - Soured fruit, plums, cherries, red apples, sweet molasses, cola syrup.

T - Follows the nose with tart and over ripened fruit, apples, plums, and cherries. Brown sugar and caramel in the background. Earthy barley runs heavy through the center. Alcohol is very prominent adding a sharp dryness. Some nuttiness on the finish.

M - Medium body, ample carbonation helps lift the sweet body, thins out as it sits.

Very fruit forward here. Big rustic malts as well, there was only a hint of roast and no smokiness but the fruit made up for it. Pretty good for the style. The big eddy series is on a roll. (except for the DIPA)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

served in an over sized wine glass

had one of these a while ago, loved it, and never reviewed it (so of course i had to get another one so i could)

appearance: dark brownish, ruby color with little to no head. i don't use this word often for a beer, but when shown up against the light, it looks beautiful.

smell: sweet smell with a hint of dark fruit, earthiness, and a slight graininess.

taste: this is utterly delicious. smokey, deep, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar. mildly complex, but perfectly balanced

mouth-feel: smooth. medium to thick bodied, but in a good way. easy to drink, but not one to chug.

overall: this is one of the most delicious beers I've had in a long time. been getting into scotch ales recently, and this is my favorite thus far. i know it doesn't have the highest BA rating, but it is absolutely one to try.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a sample flight at Backstage EDL in Torrington, CT

Dark brown/black with 1" brown head.

Aroma is amazing. Peat, caramel, smoke(?). Tons of roastiness.

Flavor is similar to the smell, but so rich. Carmel and peat-smoke, brown sugar, plums, creamy richness. To be honest, I didn't expect this to be so good. Especially against the other exotic beers in my sample flight. But this was my favorite. It just hit that spot and blindsided me with unexpected goodness in a glass. Should have gotten a full glass!

Really good on tap.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a a very dark brown with just a touch of red when the light hits it just right. It has a medium light head to it with a nice darker almond color when it is there. The lacing can be a wee heavy(pun intended) and linger on the glass. It smells of burnt brown sugar (ala creme bru─że) with the slightest touch of peat. The taste overall is kind of sweet with a bitterness that hits the back of your tongue with a Smokey peat flavour that lingers and completes the experience. The mouthfeel is thin but hints at syrup with a touch of carbonation. Over all this is a delightful beer especially for those who enjoy a a touch of smokiness in their adult beverages.

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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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