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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle: Pasteurised, export only.
previously 6.5% Belhaven Wee Heavy has a rich deep flavor. A beer to be sipped, savoured and fully respected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Pours a dark clear red with a nice off-white head. Aroma is smokey and malty. Taste is sweet and very malty with notes of molasses, licorice, caramel, dark fruit and smoke. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Very bold, complex and flavorful. A great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Updated 3 years later. Similar description but meets expectations. Bottle. Very dark amber with nice head and a spot of lacing. Malt aroma of burnt sugar with some hops. Very sweet malt taste. Dark sugar flavour. A bit short of expectations after their Scottish Ale and St. Andrews.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Smpled on nitro-tap so it looked like a brown beer from a nitro-tap, which I still think looks nice despite the fact that I know seeing it is precursor to a flat, boring mouthfeel. Weak aroma with a touch of that vomity nitrogen smell. Sweet and malty with a slight sour tang. Syrupy on the palate and flat (of course). Iíd like to try this agian from a regular bottle. Sorry this rating turned out to be more of a critique on nitro-taps than of Belhaven Wee Heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Pours dark amber with thick rich head...smells malty and peaty with a hint of tartness...tastes almost the same...finishes smooth and thick...definately yummy...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
drooge99 (4) - New York, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
This is a serious ale that makes up in body what it lacks in flavor. Dry, not too aromatic. Taste reminds me of meat. Iíll have another!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
Dark amber color, heavy malty aroma light fruity taste, medium body, light alcohol finish. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Iíve been a Belhaven Scottish Ale fan for years. Just recently I discovered the Holy Grail of Florida Beer Stores, World of Beer in Clearwater. They introduced me to what is now my favorite beer. Unfortunately it appears this beer is not easy to come by and not even represented on Belhavenís website. Woe is me......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Choos (732) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2004
Aroma: initially slightly lagery and faint giving way too generous malt, prune and peaty smoke. Appearance: Dark red, seems perfectly clear with an off white head. Flavour: magnificently malty with a lovely hit of slightly smokey sticky fruits. A tiny hit of wood and an even smaller hint of metal is present. Palate: noticeable carbonation but this is magnificent in that it is so thick it almost has a slightly oily mouthfeel similar to an imperial stout. Plenty of people on ratebeer said as a doppelbock lover I would enjoy this and they were so very correct!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2004
I had this after a Youngs Old Nick. At first I was not impressed at first but as it warmed the heavy malt,prunes? mild peat and subtle smoke/wood finish came thru. I wanted to both hurry thru yet at the same time savor this fine brew. Solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbx540 (19) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2004
Beautiful bouget, nice head. The flavor is its force, one of my favourit. Perfect balanced with great palate.

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