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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Filling the senses with a fragrant malt aroma, Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale features a variety of robust malts that create rich flavor and texture. Hand-selected malts include Pale, Honey, Caracrystal® Wheat, Roasted, Victory®, and Cherrywood Smoked. Like its predecessor, Russian Imperial Stout, Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale ages and travels well.

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, a dense, mahogany-colored brew, features a creamy tan foam. As it warms, the layers of malt flavors will melt together revealing the subtle undertones of fruit and biscuits. As the brew mellows, it reveals more of its plum, raisin, and dark cherry flavors.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2157) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from a 2013,12 ounce bottle.
Aroma-vinious, low fruity alcohol notes, caramel
Appearance-pours a cloudy brown with very little head
Taste-grainy caramel/toffee, soft grape notes that lend a vinious quality to the flavor as well, a soft chocolate note in the finish
Palate-this is a big, thick, chewy beer, low carbonation, warming alcohol
Overall- this is a very well made wee heavy, not overly sweet or syrupy, great malt melanoidin character, lots of malt depth

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
soupy (30) - - DEC 5, 2013
A fan of wee heavies and this is respectful of the style, sweet and malty, thin head, a little thin on the palate, but a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Clear copper with a quickly dissipating thin tan topper. Aroma of toffee, fruit, citrus, brown sugar and sweet malt. Taste of toffee, sugar, burnt malt, brown sugar and alcohol. Pretty much just a big boozy sweet malt bomb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (1952) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Light toffee colored pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Slight malty aroma. Taste is a nice sweet malty flavor. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Sweet malt with caramel and spices. A decent hint of the standard scotch ale flavor. Pretty good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1100) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale has a medium, cream-colored head, a red-brown appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is rich- dark cherries, some wood, strong barley malt, sweet, brown bread crust, and raisin. Taste is of all those, with smoked wood, cherry skin, raisin, and brandy wine, with a slight bitter undertaste. Mouthfeel is pretty much heavy and slick, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale finishes semi-wet, rich, chewy, and delicious to the hilt. Overall, this is outstanding. RJT

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Deep amber pour with baby off-white head. Big, sweet malt on the nose. Baked cherry bread with prune jam spread. Subtle booze finish. A fitting stickiness. Will stow one for a later date.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
A really good Wee Heavy. Very bready aromas and flavours. Rye and Raisin flavours. Malty. One of the better Leinenkugel offerings.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BudStew (6) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
Pours a deep amber with a thin off white head. Well carbonated. Aroma is slightly vegetable, but not unpleasant. Mouth feel is much fuller than most Scotch Ales. Very smooth, with no unpleasant alcohol bite that sometimes accompanies such a high APV. As expected, this 9.5% ale has a nice sweetness that balances nicely with the toasty maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Not a bad Wee Heavy. Pour is nice. A lovely, ruby tinged dark caramel color with nice light tan head. Nose is malty, sweet, and vinous. Flavor is initially too sweet, but with a little warming and further tasting the sweetness mellows a bit to let the malty flavors come through. Could be bigger on the palate with more depth of flavor to improve.


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