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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
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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch AleBig Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by yamar68 on 02-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance- Deep ruby with thin to no head.

Smell - Sweet with smokey peat.

Taste - Raisens, slight malt, toffee and then the unmistakable peat-smoke flavor, which I am not a fan of. Somewhat clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Thin for the style.

Overall - I would really enjoy this beer if the peat flavor (correct for the style) was less apparent.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

He's big, but only a wee bit heavy... ...sorry... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep ruby-brown topped by over a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, clove, brown sugar, light molasses, a pinch of black pepper, and a smidge of fig. The taste brings in more of the same at the start, but as things progress a definite sense of strong banana weaves its way betwixt all the other flavors. It gets pretty damn strong at times, competing directly with the spicy roast for my tastebuds' attentions and detracting from the overall wee heavy experience. Near the finish, this banana bit starts to appear a bit toasted. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a decently solid Scotch ale, but one whose banana character holds it down.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A full finger's worth of active fizzy khaki colored head that quickly fades away leaving a mere splotch of lacing in the center of the glass and the slightest of collars... The color is a completely translucent sleek and glossy medium brown... A slight bit of carbonation can be seen moving at varying paces within...

S - A definite malt bomb... Caramel... Loads of toasted malts... A hint of vanilla... Some woody character... A bit of peat... Just the slightest touch of smoke... A bit of brown sugar as well...

T - Caramel... Toffee... Brown sugar... Some light wood and smoke notes... Toasted malts... Bread crust... Some light chocolate notes as well... The finish has notes of dark fruit and cherries... The after taste has a very slight, but not unpleasant medicinal character... Well rounded with nice depth and complexity...

M - Medium to full bodied, but closer to full... A bit sticky... A bit chewy... Even and consistent... Limited carbonation... Sleek...

D - A very nice Wee Heavy here from Leinenkugels... There Big Eddy line of brews has some very nice offerings... This one is a sipper... A nice brew to sit back and unwind with... I would gladly drink again and recommend to fans of the Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy style...

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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 400 ratings
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