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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised, export only.
Belhaven Wee Heavy has a rich deep flavor. A beer to be sipped, savoured and fully respected.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Murky, cloudy brown body. Strong toffee/caramel aroma. Sweet, flavorful malt. Notes of toffee, strong caramel finish. Well balanced, long flavorful finish. Fairly one-dimensional malt but overall one of the better Scottish Ales I've tried.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 Pours brilliantly clear, dark mahogany brown, with a good sized dense tan head of very fine bead. Leaves a nice lace most of the way down the glass. Aroma is malty, with dark fruits (figs, dates) and apples. Flavor is big, juicy malt upfront, with roasty and toasty notes. No diacetyl. Tail is sweet but mildly so. Body is very creamy and smooth. A wonderful Wee Heavy, and a true classic of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2003
DArk in color with a thick foamy head that dissapers quickly, but still clings to the side of the glass.Medium bodied with lots of malt and not ot bitter.Had a clean finish with a nice warm feeling going down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Clear ruby/brown. Decent head and lace. Nose of caramel, peat, toffee, burnt sugar and more. Medium bodied, bit syrupy, heavy smoke/peat, which provides slight sourness, dark, toffeish malts, not too sweet, nice slight bitterness and a almost dry, lingering with peat finish. Good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Ruby-copper hue. Beige head. Smokey, cherry, wood nose. Light fruit, grainy, slight oil, faint nuttiness, rich and creamy, peaty, earthy, faint smoke, smooth, soft palate presence, finishing wit a far off smoke and a hint off hops. Drinkable and warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2003
(bottled) Dark brown with hints of ruby. Small creamy head. Very malty aroma of caramel, fruits and some smoke and acidity. Flavour is very malty; caramel, dried fruit, toffee, smoke and white chocolate. No hops. Long malty and smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Aroma is yeasty, lightly hoppy, caramel and some fleeting sourness. Color is like good home brewed southern sweet tea. Flavor is surprisingly lacking in bitterness considering the hoppy aroma. Earthy. Smoky? I liked this a lot. It had the same complex malty flavors that I've noticed recently in beers like the 3 Floyd's Robert the Bruce, but comes off much lighter and less overpowering, instead of being tamed by a balance of other flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Beautiful reddish amber color, nice head but no lacing. Fruity, smokey, alcohol aroma. Smokey, haevy, grilled fruit, malty flavor, Wow, this surprisingly different from anything I've ever had. This would be great with a smoked cheddar or gouda, yum.It's got a smooth finish with just a bit of bite at the end. I'd have to save this one for occasional drinkin' but I'll enjoy it when I do.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Smokey ale aroma with fruit and Maris Otter. Smoked peat, quality malt, cigarettes, somewhat sour and tart. Deep whiskey colored, good bottle, sandy head. Long, smokey tart finish. Very good. Label needs work.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Really enjoyed this one - had a smoke essense to it that I usually do not enjoy - but found pleasing in this. Deep copper colored appearance with a nice thick head. Good underlying salty/sweetness to the whole deal. Good smooth mouthfeel to it - goes down smooth. Great interpretation of a Scottish Ale.


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