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Brewed by Belhaven (Greene King)
Style: Scotch Ale
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 1314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised, export only.
previously 6.5% Belhaven Wee Heavy has a rich deep flavor. A beer to be sipped, savoured and fully respected.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
This poured out a dark mahogany color almost brown, with a light tan head that was slow to form but got up to a good size. Rings of lace were left around the glass as this was consumed and tiny bubbles that kept the head fed and alive for a good while. The aroma smelled of dark ripe fruits and a rich maltiness. The taste was similar as sweet dark fruits came first before a more subtle chocolate toffee malt flavor that lingered a bit in the aftertaste. There was a slight bit of hop detected but not much, there was enough their to keep the sweetness balanced nicely. Rich creamy mouthfeel with a medium-full body added greatly to the overall experience. Very drinkable stuff here as the alcohol was not detectable or too high to keep a few of these from going down. Great example of the style that I recommend to all.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadOrange (2) - Post Falls, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2004 does not count
Bottle. This was excellent sweet ale. I enjoyed it alot... on the nose it’s sweet... roasted hops can be dectected. Dark in apperance which is good... flavor is wonderful for a wee heavy ale. Sweet and tasty... great nice evening drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2004
This one was a really good cold winter’s night drink. I’ve never been a fan of Scotch Ales, but I saw its place after this. Thick, smoke, tons of malt, and not at all cloying. I enjoyed it with a good pipe smoke of some good black cavendish, and it really brought out the vanilla touch in both beer and pipe.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Strong, tart, toffee aroma with some malt and mineral smell. Clear red color with tan head. Sweet and malty in flavor with caramel and a little vanilla. Sticks to the palate. I would have expected more smoke and earth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
Clear dark copper colour. clean malty nose. slight head with good lace. not an overpowering beer with its light malt taste something I could have a few of.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
nice color and aroma, good lace with small bubbles, good flavor with hints of smoke and malt. slightly over balanced on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Very nice Scotch Ale. Nice mahogany color with a frothy beige head. The first notes to the nose are smoke and caramel. Sweet malt, anise hints. Not as robust in the body as I’d like but holds up well. The flavor was in tune with the nose. Sweet, anise, smoke, and such. Very rewarding drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Dark brown with a medium sized light beige head. Nice malty aroma. Goes down smooth with a wood smoke and sweet malt finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swiseman (475) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 19, 2004
The most notable aspect of this beer is its strong initial aroma. dark brown in color; rich malt taste. aftertaste a tad harsh with hints of burnt molasses and toffee

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Clear dark amber, with a fluffy off-white head. Subtle malty aroma. Flavor is impressively smooth, roasted malts, maybe some molasses in there too. Well rounded out.


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