Friday, June 5, 2015

Leinenkugel Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (8/10)

Leinenkugel Brewing Company of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, produced this Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale back in 2013.

It pours a cloudy mahogany with a thin off-white head that doesn't last long or leave behind lacing.

The aroma is very malty, sweet, and caramel-like with a hint of booziness to it.  Words can't do the aroma justice.

The flavor is smooth, very malt forward, but not sweet.  The dark grains and hops seem to keep a perfect balance to the malt.  There is a warming element to it, but it doesn't burn.  Although not a particularly complex flavor, it's still quite delicious and easy to drink.  The finish is malty.

Beer Advocate rated this an 84 or good.  Rate Beer gave it a 95 overall.  I'm somewhere in the ballpark, giving it an 8 out of 10.

I purchased this particular bottle as part of a multi-pack on sale at a big discount at the Kenny Road Market in Upper Arlington.  I don't know if it's still available there, but if so I'd definitely recommend picking it up if you like wee heavy beers.

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