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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1209   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.


3.8
   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 (11583) - 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 (1026) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2003
A lovely traditional scottish ale. Very smooth with a buttery and caramel aftertaste. A wonderful ale for the Fall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1533) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2004 Nose full of apples, malt, and buttery goodness. Couldy reddish brown with huge lite brown head. Sweet caramel apple flavor with lingering dull hop flavor near end of swallow. Great Scot!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4229) - Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
A beer style that I truly enjoy, but unfortunately this particular Scottish Ale missed the mark with me. It poured a large sized creamy ivory head with fine-medium sized bubbles that was mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was malty, notes of caramel and butter. The flavor was slightly bitter and sour with a fore and aftertaste to it. The mouthfeel was smooth and medium bodied. This beer left a spider web like lacing.


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