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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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RATINGS: 1188   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 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Brown,large tan head. Carmelized malt nose. Brief burst of carmel malt with a dry finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2003
Only had the bottled stuff unfortunately. A smooth burn taste. Kinda aftertaste similar to a true stout. Excellent dark reddish colour. Like this. Damn those Scots know do what they are doing (ocassionally). Plenty of these next visit to the bottleshop. Gets smoother as you drink. Or fuzzier. or something. ohhhh. Smells quite malty with a bitterish edge. Quite mellow. No’ a trace o’ Humulus lupulus (wat a wanka!).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2003
Fine pint of malty, sedimented brown elixir. Hops add subtle grassy fragance. Smells and aromas of molasses, raisins, prunes, iron, vanilla, caramel. Excellent example of a Scottish ale. Very well balanced and smooth. Finish is very smooth mildly sweet and clean.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2003
This one was different. The color was a reddish brown and a little hazy. The taste was definitely different. It had a burnt wood, or smoky taste to it and an almost earthy or peaty taste as well. The taste reminded me of Orkney Skull Splitter but stronger. Worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Rootbeer in color, large head with large bubbles. Slightly skunky / musty aroma. Sweet, slightly smokey taste. Rather disapointing being a fan of Scottish Ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Big malty body with a little smokiness.The peatiness of the malt and the sweetness of this brew is kinda throwing it off for me. I still favor JP Grays to this one.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goforbroke (5) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2002 does not count
This beer has a deep red mahgany color with a good medium head. very nice malty smokey flavors in a good body. I will drink this often


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