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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1195   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2003
This mahogany ale has very little white head. The nose is rich and malty with lightly spicy cinnamon and golden raisin. The palate continues the rich maltiness and finishes with a bit of peat and caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Fantastic. Rosewood color, with a beige head that dissipates quickly but sticks to the sides of the glass. Fairly dry yet fruity and caramelly, with an almost complete lack of hops which is compensated for by a robust and complex mixture of woodiness and peatiness. Very full-bodied and creamy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2003
This beer rocks! The nose is malty and filled with caramel, molasses, butterscotch and tawny port. This deep amber beer has a medium-sized, off-white creamy head. Yum! Much like my nose, my taste buds were rewarded with caramel, molasses, butterscotch, tawny port and oak. Well-balanced, though. Not overly sweet. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Long, fizzy, semi-sweet, but mostly dry finish. Excellent Scotch Ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 doesn't seem very wee. like, i'd be pretty worried if my wee was this colour, i.e. a nice deep mahogany. expected something sweet and sickly from the malty nutella smell but got a great dry, peaty, medicinal, spicy, warming scotch ale. more bitter than i expected too. really complex aftertaste of fernet and cointreau cocktail. not quite up there with jacobite but damn close. RERAte: a bit too lard-textured for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Sweet and smooth..very nice for once in awhile. You get a slight hint of the smokey flavor, but not much....overall taste is alittle to weak for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2003
Just perfect dark ale for (this is gonna sound wanky) watchin Beckett on da tele... Went down like a mushroom risotto... Great shit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Sweet, malty, smokey flavors. A bit too sweet in my opinion. Nice aroma. A bit weak on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2003
The aroma consisted of caramel malt. Tannish white head sitting on a body of ruby amber. A smokey, sweet, malty flavor with a bit of butter. Smooth with medium mouthfeel. Overall I thought there was too much peat smokiness. I love smoked beers but this didn't quite do it for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2003
lots of malt in the aroma, caramelly. there is definitely smokyness in the aroma as well and i think there is a hint of sherry due to oxidation in there too. this is a thick dark brown beer with a hint of red, a tan head and very good retention. the flavor is full of smoke, lots of smoke, did i mention that i am not a fan of lots of smoke. other than that there is a good malty basis, no hops seem to be present either for bittering or flavor. this is a thick full bodied beer with low carbonation, it seemed to roll right down my thoat. very smooth beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Dark brown with some red and foamy head. Smells malty with peat and smoke, along with slight caramel sweetness. Nice smokey malt flavor without being too sweet. Very earthy with some nut flavors as well. All in all, a fine beer.


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