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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: 1237   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 Amber-brown colour, small head, strong malty caramel character with some smoke in the aroma. Strong sweet malty flavours with just enough hopping. A damn fine scots ale.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2004
The name says it all. Wonderfully full-bodied with a thick white head. Flavors of toffee, and a hint of fruit. Comes off as a little bit sweet for some. Overall, an excellent scotch ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2004
Sweet, roasty malt aromas with a touch of fruit and fresh bread. Rocky off-white head with little lacing. Clear, deep brown, tinted red - not as dark as I imagined when I smelt it before pouring. The body is oily, with a sweet malt that falls quickly to leave a slight smokiness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2004
Amber with a great brownish head. Carbonated. Aroma from burnt sugar, sweet and rather mild. Has a great sweety flavor, mild but yet clear from toffe. Finishes in a smooth and very pleasant way.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Bottle. Nice dark copper hue with a fine, creamy head--light tan in color. The head was made up of fine bubbles and left rings of lace all down the side of the glass. The nose is mostly malt with a hint of molasses and vague implications of basal malts to provide depth and support the necessary maltiness. Slight vegetal aromas of East Kent Goldings and maybe Eroica hops. The first tase is really quite nice--maltiness with hop background and a warming character from the alcoholic gravity of the Wee Heavy. Flavors of malt, caramel, molasses and spices like mild pumkin pie spice. I would recommend this one to anybody who values maltiness with nice hop support. It's a beer thats probably 60% malty/40% hop great character.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2004
very faint aroma; dark reddish-brown color with a tall long-lasting head; smooth rich feel; slightly sweet, complex taste with some smokiness in the finish; a very good beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Dark reddish brown ale with a cranberry nose. Cranberry also abounds in the flavor. Mildly malty, somewhat nutty and even roasty. A very nice balance of complexities. Somewhat wintry and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Burnt orange/rust in color, with respectable lacing - quite malty aroma, with some smoke, bread, yeast - smokiness in the flavor hides timidly behind the sweet caramel, biscuit and subtle fruit flavors, but still makes its presence known - medium-bodied but quite creamy, with a wonderfully silky mouthfeel - impressive brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
dense amber brown: picture if you will part muskrat umber, part boot leather russet, capped with a splendidly complementary gauze of tan foam. here's a real malt lovers brew, it's lightly smoky and sweet, rich with dark tobacco and more of that boot leather, a touch of melon and cocoa-tinged graininess. aroma tells no lies, these niceties are all there in the flavor. while it's hard to spot the hops in the aroma, there is a gentle bitterness in the finish. vastly better than the "regular" belhaven, it has puissance and texture, creamy and satisfying. i only wish it was stronger still-- and easier to find.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Dark red body with a small white head. Some lacing as well. Malts mainly in the aroma. The flavor started out with some smoky taste, but mellowed to malts and carmels as it wamred. Tingly finish.


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