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Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.71/5
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400 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by yamar68 on 02-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
400
pDev:
15.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 400 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Ernest78
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CaptFrothy
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seeing the low scores for this, I had to chime in.
Everything you could want in a wee heavy, malty, silky mouthfeel.

I purchased one as part of a mix-a-six and found myself regretting I didn't have another, it's a beaut.

Classic wee heavy taste, mouthfeel, underrated imho.

Wasn't expecting greatness from Leinenkugel, but found it here.

my evening consisted of a Blue Mountain' lights out christmas ale'
a big Eddy wee heavy
a Affligem Blonde
and a 1 1/2 year old Sierra Nevada Narwhal

By far the best of the evening was the Big Eddy.

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Photo of jwc215
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark ruby-brown with a thin, wispy head. Dotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of toffee, dark fruits, especially black cherries and raisins. Slight peat smoke is in the back.

The taste is of sweetened black cherries and raisins mixed with toffee. It has warming booze and a touch of peat smoke in the finish.

It hits full-bodied, or close enough to work. It leaves a sweet, minty aftertaste.

On the sweet, fruity side of the style-spectrum. Just enough peat to balance it. This is an enjoyable sipper!

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Tone
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color. No head, lacing, or retention. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and slight syrup. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, and slight syrup. Overall, very weak appearance, good body, and decent aroma.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of JohnW58
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Rod_J
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of thecheapies
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Mud cola brown with a tiny ring of cream foam. Not attractive.

Strong concentrated grain stew, dark caramel maltiness, oak, burnt sugars, some roast bitterness, vinous notes, and a faint whiff of sweet mossy smoke. Phenolic and a little fruity. Notes of rum raisin, black strap, and date.

Sweet malt, dark sugar, peat, treacle, wet smoke, date sugar, light maple, medicinal notes, and faint crabapple tartness. The latter note plays into that oaky vinous note. Tinge of tartness is, actually, relieving. Tasty thick malty middle with a semi-tarnished unripe cherry finish.

A little stinging, but it's the tartness, not the booze. Alcohol level is right, wee heavy. I like this warmth. The carbonation is slighted, however. The body is okay, but some more effervescence would really elevate the overall mouthfeel.

Best Leinenkugels beer I've had, to-date.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Mugenlude
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of addiwilliams
2/5  rDev -46.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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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