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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1784) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2646) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1024) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish with weak smoky hints.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dschlac1980 (1) - - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Decent but not something I would get overly excited about. In all fairness I’m not sure Scotch ales are my cup of tea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
2012 - about 1 year old.Very dark brown. Small tan head with ring around glass. Aroma is peaty roasty malt; brown sugar, caramel, some dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor much the same with the finish adding some roasted chocolateyness. Medium body. Roasty, moderate sweetness, alcohol warming. smooth. Nice complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (812) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2013
smells scotchy, and caramel. A little roast and dark fruit. almost a little banana bread? some sort of baked fruit bread. woah. Fairly scotchy, malty, sweet/dark fuity. Mainy sweet and scotch. A little malt/alcohol burn at the end, but fairly smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Pours dark brown with a bit lacing tan head. Aroma is of toffee, roasted malt, and molasses. Body is full with long lasting sweet taste. A bit of dark fruits and bread round out the palate and overall quite a refreshing beer

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