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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: 1194   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Mahoganey colored body with a big white head. Peat malt, aroma with a slight sour note. Sweet, dry with somkey undertones. Nice lacing all the way down. Improves as it warms

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2003
deep amber..randomly spaced bubbles, but other than that, not much of a head. big time malt aroma, lots of peat and smoke. lots of chocolate and roastiness in the flavor with buttery toffee becoming more apparent as it warms. way better than i'd imagined.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
Large beige head. Dark red-brown. Nice malt and hop character off-set by a little sharpness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2003
Very enjoyable scottish ale. Caramel dominates the aroma . The flavor is a nice hop, malt and sugar balance with a smokey linger.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2003
Dark amber coloured beer with a medium light brown head. Molasses, smoke and allspice aroma. The taste is almost pure molasses with a smoky light bitter aftertaste. An interesting beer but not anything I would drink a lot off.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Pours a clear dark copper with a big lacing off-white head. Thick, sweet, lightly caramelized somewhat acidic aroma with a hint of peat malt. Body is thick, sweet and complex, with a lasting smoked malt finish. Enjoyable throughout, a great Scottish ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Hopheads have plenty of brews to choose from, this one is far malt lovers. What a Scottish Ale should taste like and it's actually from Scotland.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (819) - 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.


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