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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kco (50) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
Dark amber color with a thin tan head. Not very strong aroma. Has good balance of peat smoke and sweetness. The alcohol dose not stand out in the flavor. I would like to see it available more often.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arkurzynski (1401) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Deep red with brown hues and light tan head. Decent carbonation. Big fruits, molasses, brown sugar, and some peat at the end. Flavor is fruity with some brown sugar and caramel. Slightly acidic/sour and a bit tangy. Ends with light peat and faint roasted malt. Some lingering fruit acidity and roast. Feels a bit light on the palate. Overall okay, flavor just seems a bit off.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2012
It poured an almost dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was lots of malt, maple, and some dark cherry. The flavor was similar with lingering malts and dark cherry. A very enjoyable Scotch Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark ruby brown with a fizzy tan head. Malty molasses and musty spice aroma and taste with a citrus and barley finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, peat, smoke, and caramel. Very dark amber brown hue with a small fully diminishing off-white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is full bodied and soft. Overall a smoky peaty brew and a good showing from Leinenkugels.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NachlamSie (2649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle at the Lost Leaf. Pours bright red with low carbonation. Aroma is boozy and malty sweet. I get notes of toffee, tobacco, cherry and earth. The mouthfeel is slick and fairly dense. This is surprisingly fruity, in a way that is reminiscent of cough medicine. Flavors of cherry, vanilla, toast make up this sweet, sticky malt monster. It becomes challenging to finish a 12 oz.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1154) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
The Wee Heavy edition to the Big Eddy series is overall successful. The peat could be a bit stronger for my liking. However, there is a nice fruitiness and a touch of warmth going down. Dark brown almost black with reddish tints. Complex, and not too rich in mouthfeel which some in this style can suffer from. Good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaraCurtis (115) - Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Brown, clear pour. Minimal head. There is smokiness in back, which is very nice. Malt, present. Smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kylefleeger (105) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Sweet, smokey with caramel and woody flavors. Smooth and delicious. Not my favorite style but good for itsa style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8550) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Brown pour, small head. Very malty up front, caramel, brown sugar, fruitcake. Flavor is sweet and malty, back flavors of smoke and slick deliciousness. Really good stuff...


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