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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1192   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Medium size rocky tan/white head. Clear, beautiful amber/red brew.Malty, fruity, baked bread nose. Med/full body, creamy mouthfeel. Not overly sweet. Grainy malt flavor, clean, faint roastiness with some smoke also. Finish is medium sweet. Well balanced brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
The aroma was a nice malt with a slight diacetyl. Nice amber brown color with great head retention. The flavor was malty, slightly smokey with a nice mild buttery flavor. Nice med body, a very good wee heavy that I will be drinking again. The nice thing with this version is that I can enjoy a few more since the alcohol is not too high for a wee heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Nothing to notible in the aroma. The flavor is a nice blend of caramel, coffee, and a mild leather. This is much more drinkable then most wee heavys that I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Wow was this good. Copper colour nice frothy head that discipates kind of quickly but leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. Good amounts of caramel but still kind of sweet and (rusty?). Very pleasent to drink with a somewhat bitter finish. Easily drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Clear copper body with big tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, anise, currant/plum. Taste is quite sweet, caramel, light anise, finishing smoky. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2003
Deep red/brown colour with a thick but diminishing off-white creamy head. Caramel, toffee, and slight alcohol aroma. Caramel and buttery flavour with a dry, tangy, astringent bitter finish. Medium bodied dry mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2003
Little smoked and caramel aroma. Dark brown color, small light brown head, fair lace. Sweet, full malts, bitter under tone, well balanced, firm body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2003
earthy. I like the look of it, I like the feel of it. the malt/hops balance is definitely more on the malt side, though not unbalanced with notes of licorice and earth. good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
pretty thick brew! er, not thick as in thick, but i hope you know what i mean... smokey, caramel, sweetness/buttery. dark, malty. soft and smooth this baby be crying for joy. oooh... honey yes, honey OH OH yeaaaahhhh (there's no honey flavor) although very enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Beautiful clear ruby body with a very nice tan head. Aroma is very creamy butterscotch with notes of chocolate chip cookie dough (how's that for a technical term?). What awesome flavors, butterscotch and caramel. Body is medium and very smooth. A very fein brew indeed. This would be heavenly pulled out of a firkin on a cold rainy Scottish evening.


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