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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1192   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
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 (6200) - 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!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6515) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2003
snuck a bottle of this into the pub the other night. quite soft and sweet with some butterscotch and rye and pencil shavings

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2003
Very dark amber--almost black. Roasted, coffeish aroma and taste. Sweet dry finish. Alittle raisiny. Not a bad ale, but I didn't fall in love with it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
Bottle: Pours dark dark amber/red, looks brown until you put it to a light. Medium foamy beige-brown head, short lasted though. Sweet malty aroma with hints of coffee/roasted grains in it. Nice malty flavour with a bitter aftertaste, hint of chocolate and roasted grains in there. Mouthfeel was smooth, could of been a bit more full though. Not worth the price IMO.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6572) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 20, 2003
A strange impression. Some lactic-acid in the aroma incl. a little spice. The taste is different: smoked and rich. I don't know if I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2003
Has that characterisitc sweet taste but not cloyingly so. The alcohol was well masked and the feel was full bodied. An excellant scotish ale


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