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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1187   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Dark ruby color with a big beige head. Heavy lacing. Smoke and fruit aroma. Flavor is sweet, smokey, fruit, caramel. Finish is smokey and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Very sweet, malty beer but not overbearing. Can't wait for the next one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Reddish brown with thick foamy head that clings well. First smell was alcohol as I opened the bottle then malt. This Ale is super malty and full bodied. Flavor is sweet and malty, I hardly notice any hops and is only slightly bitter if at all. Nice Scottish Ale with every classic attribute of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2003
The Wee Heavy pours out a rich, medium red. Average sized creamy head, lasted a fair time. Nice clear body. The first scent I picked up from it was must - it smelled a bit old, and the taste confirmed it. It has a nice light malty flavour, seems a bit toasted to me. Good finish, very easy going down. I'd give it higher points if it didn't have that slight musky flavour and smell, and my bottle also tasted a little soured.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
Quite OK. Slight caramelly aroma, slight hint of smokiness. Palate is quite sweet, but a balanced sweetness. Malty, raisiny, peaty, caramelly, a bit peppery towards the finish. Probably one of the better Scottish ales i've had (behind Traquair House Ale).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ArlenWilliams (15) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 Rather than describe in detail, I'll say it's quite caramely and smokey. Catch it before it turns porky.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium orange-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a light note of plum, hint of smoke. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy and velvety texture, lively carbonation. Outstanding mouthfeel and a pleasant flavor balance make this enjoyable to drink, but the aroma is pretty light and uninteresting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Mahogany in color with a tiny white head. Smells like alcohol, malt and caramel. Taste like caramel and toasted malts. Gets a nutty flavor the more it warms.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2003
A deep brown with a haze of auburn running through when held up to the light. An off white head that is now diminished and just clinging around the edges of the glass. A rich malt aroma that hints at sweet chocolate and caramel. A medium body that fills the mouth nicely. A touch astringent. The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma suggests. A toasty, malty flavor with some caramel. A bit bitter and dry in the finish. A touch metallic in the aftertast that is not real bad. The sweetness emerges, of course, as it warms with some nuttiness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
This is a masterpiece!!! The best beer from UK! It is candy. Nice malty and caramelly. Licorice is very dominating. It is roasted and extemely complex! When you get through the bottle you imidiately want more! This is perhaps the best evidence that a beer is great, and this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is divine!!


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