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

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RATINGS: 1315   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2004
Great scotsh ale with the color of african hardwood,(dark-brown with red shine). It has a small airy head and the smell is rich and malty with hints of nuts, marzipan and dried fruits. It has a rich and full mouthfeeling with nice maltyness and a good selection of fine hops that gives more backbone to this great brew.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1708) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
29 Aug ’04 Aroma: Lovely ripen sweet fruit malt and hop aromas. Appear: Dark brown with a slighned tinge, creamy brown head, lasting suds lace. Flavour: Heaps of smokey coffee some sweetness, light hoppiness. Palate: A bit thin low bitterness the taste sits flat on the tounge at the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1770) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
Burnt malt aroma. Clear black colour with good head. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Flat palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (5574) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2004
2004 bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown, somewhat clear, with plenty of tan head. Smells of sharp nuttiness, hints of treacle and dark maple syrup. Hints of alcohol laced caramel malt with a touch of scotch. Though for all of that, it’s quite tame. Flavor is very sweet, lots of brown sugar, caramel and honey. With the creamy consistency, it gets pretty heavy and sweet. Hints of smoke adding a bacon like sort of flavor, very subtle. No bitterness, no hops apparency. Finishes creamy, sweet and with a touch of scotch-like bitterness. Quite good, but gets too sweet and could definitely add more peat smoked malt without going overboard.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4614) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2004
Dark beer with a swirly head and a spirit like aroma and a strong sour flavour. Overall a standard strong scottish beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
Dark amber colour with a frothy white head. Smells of apples and smoke that dominate the aroma. A very strong smokey and fruity flavour. Long sour like finish. A nice unique flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours a majestic mahogany colored body with a big thick tan head… nice sheets of lacing. The aroma is a freaking fruit basket! Malts to know end.. some chocolate, coconut, apple cinnamon something rather! The flavor is terrific there is some upfront smokiness that nicely accompanies the darker fruits. I’m picking up on big notes of plums and apricots, apple and dates, even some raisins and brown sugar. This is a very nice scotch ale! The palate this chewy and robust… their is an excellent sweet molasses finish… this is a splendid brew, I’m happy to know it is available locally!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, and plums. Descent Scotch Ale.

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 (4544) - 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 I’d prefer a bit more body. Bottle. Thanks, OKBeer!


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