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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: 1188   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Really enjoyed this one - had a smoke essense to it that I usually do not enjoy - but found pleasing in this. Deep copper colored appearance with a nice thick head. Good underlying salty/sweetness to the whole deal. Good smooth mouthfeel to it - goes down smooth. Great interpretation of a Scottish Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Dark amber colour with some red highlights and a frothy white head. Smells of apples and smoke dominate the aroma which is a pretty unique smell! Very carbonated taste, and a very strong smokey flavour. This has more of a smokey finish than some of the 'smoked' STYLED beers that i've had! Since no one listed these flavours in their review, maybe I had an off bottle? Either way, what I drank was pretty unique, especially for this style. I'll probably try again later! I bought this in a 50 cL bottle from Southtown Beverage in Rochester, New York.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2003 Dark reddish color with a nice head. Taste is very sweet and smooth. But lacks an aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Copper/ Dark Ruby coloring. This beer is sweet, candy-like, smooth, and very silky. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5526) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2003
Amber brown, not much head. Toffee and tobacco in the aroma. A lot of flavours; toffee, chocolate... But even so quiet fresh. Maybe too complex?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Nice ale. Pours up amber brown with moderate head. Head is retained and there is moderate lacing throughout the experience. Aroma is lighly malty. Flavor is quite nice with a deep rich malt with maybe just a touch of roast. Light taste of honey. Finish is lightly bitter and fairly quick.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Color is dark ruby red with a slight brown tone to it, some frothy head appeared but faded very fast. Smells of caramel and toffee, slightly sweet, very candy-like. It reminded me of a lightly flavored soy sauce. Very intreging aroma. The taste is the best part, its super silky smooth with a nice toffee tint and caramel malt backing with just the right amount of hop hinted in the dry finish. The only thing that through me about this wee heavy was that isn't very heavy at all. It's bold, medium bodied, and has a silky smooth, light creamy feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2003
Brown color with a thin head. Clear malty aroma with hints of tobacco. Flavor with some notes of tobacco and a mild taste of chocolate. Full flavor. Reminder of Charles Wells Bombardier Bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Hearty malty aroma, dark, not much head retention but nice lacing. Sweet caramel, dark chocolate/coffee flavors. Hops restrained. Finish slightly bitter and toasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
very nice malty scotch. dark brown with a thin head, big smoky malt nose. the malts dominate tgis beer but there is a god hop presence too. very smooth for a "big" beer.


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