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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1311   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Got a bottle as a gift, aged a few years before I drank it. Very aromatic and carbonated when first poured. A beautiful amber color when held up to the light. Good flavor, but I agree it's a bit light for a beer called "heavy". Certainly enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Deep copper color with a small head. Sweet malt and toffee aroma. Lots of carbonation behind a smoky, peat-like taste that was well infused with dark fruit flavors. Medium-bodied mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish with a fair amount of earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mephistefales (47) - USA - MAR 3, 2004
Good beer with an honorable complexity. The other reviews are right. This is one smokey beer. I like the finish. nice caramel permeated aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 I have an aversion to overly smoky things which in times like this can present a problem when dealing with scotch ales. +++Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer pours a deep brown color with a huge tan head that lingers a long time. The scent was relatively faint, but slightly smoky. The flavor is strong smoke, malt and nut. The smoke flavor is a bit overpowering and overshadows the other flavors of beer, leaving only the lingering taste of smoke. "if Scotch was make into beer this would be it" was noted at the table.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Red brownish body, small white head. Aromas is toffee, smokey, some sweetness. Very roasty flavor, hints of toffee and smoke too. Nice mouthfeel, full. Very balanced in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Nice chocolate and caramel aroma. Hints of chocolate, caramel, cherries, malt and maple in the flavor. Very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Nice looking. Red color. Sweet malty flavor. Smokey aroma. Really good. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2004
Great looking brew! Nice red brown clear color, with a perfect smooth frothy head. Smokey malty aroma. Flavor is just a bit of a letdown, with a smooth smkey sweet malty flavor, but not as nice as the aroma. Decent brew and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
deep mahgany colour with a good medium head. Well rounded malty, smokey , raisiny, peaty, caramelly, a bit peppery towards the finish. A most pleasant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 If you like big beers and donít like this one take a sabbatical!Great burgundy/brown color and rocky tan head!Prunes, raisins, oatmeal cookie dough and a Port- like quality on the finish.Donít drink it too cold and you will get it all, TERRIFIC!!

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