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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours dark red/brown, similar to Belhaven Scottish Ale, but darker. Minimal head that lasts an average amount of time. Initial taste is rather complex, with some caramel and a roasted flavor. Body is medium and moderately carbonated. Fairly smooth finish. A fine drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
Strong caramel and toffee in the aroma. Mahogany brown body with generously dense off-white head that lasts nicely and recedes with some patchy lace. Sweet caramel flavour with notes of peat and a pleasant, roasty bitterness towards the finish. Aftertaste is very herbal with notes of mint. Very easy drinking though Id prefer a bit more body. Bottle. Thanks, OKBeer!

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Deep, dark mahogany pour with what appears to be a dense tan head. Really light malty aroma but not much. The taste is sweet malt and maple, a bit of plums but for the love of God, wheres the peat smokiness? Nice and drinkable indeed but Id like something a bit more complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2004
Dark brown and similar looking to the 60/. Aromas are sweet and malty with some burnt toffee and caramel. Flavours are sweet malts with fruit, quite vineous, yet dry. Has a fruity finish. Sweet but not sickly. Some hops spice in there, too. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
A very interesting dark red brew with an off-white head. Thick sweet caramel aroma with a slight smoked quality to it and a bit of a brown sugar/molasses smell. Taste is smooth and rich with a malty warming sensation followed by lots of caramel and a tart taste in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Pours a dark clear red with a nice off-white head. Aroma is smokey and malty. Taste is sweet and very malty with notes of molasses, licorice, caramel, dark fruit and smoke. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Very bold, complex and flavorful. A great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Updated 3 years later. Similar deScription but meets expectations. Bottle. Very dark amber with nice head and a spot of lacing. Malt aroma of burnt sugar with some hops. Very sweet malt taste. Dark sugar flavour. A bit short of expectations after their Scottish Ale and St. Andrews.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Smpled on nitro-tap so it looked like a brown beer from a nitro-tap, which I still think looks nice despite the fact that I know seeing it is precursor to a flat, boring mouthfeel. Weak aroma with a touch of that vomity nitrogen smell. Sweet and malty with a slight sour tang. Syrupy on the palate and flat (of course). Id like to try this agian from a regular bottle. Sorry this rating turned out to be more of a critique on nitro-taps than of Belhaven Wee Heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Pours dark amber with thick rich head...smells malty and peaty with a hint of tartness...tastes almost the same...finishes smooth and thick...definately yummy...

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drooge99 (4) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
This is a serious ale that makes up in body what it lacks in flavor. Dry, not too aromatic. Taste reminds me of meat. Ill have another!


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