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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1212   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Deep red brown with a big head. Nose is more restrained than expected, though itís a bet scotchy and malty. Flavor starts very scottish, very peaty and full, and sweetens in the finish, with a hint of lemony citrus. Very smoky throughout, to the point itís reminiscent of a rauchbier. Would be good with smoked ribs, Iíd think.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2002
At first, I thought that this ale might be a bit too sweet. Then the malt and smokey finish come in to save the day and somehow made this an intruiging and tasty beer. Itís not an everyday kind of beer, but a very well crafted change of pace beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Bottle. Dark brown with a glint of ruby through the light. Lots of smoke in the malts. Beautiful dark red fruit in the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2002
A dark red beer with a good head. The aroma is fruity and a bit sour. It is very sweet for a Brittish ale. The flavor is typically ale fruity with some unrecognizable spices and hints of the alcohol content and in ends in a slight bitterness. A very nice ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 4/6/02: superb malty aroma, deep amber color, and a taste to die for, this is the best scottish ale i have tasted...Re-Rate 8/3: Wasn't as good the second time..maybe because this time I wasn't caught of guard by the unique flavor..Re-re-rate 9/23: real smokey..like wood chips..I was more caught of guard than the second time..I don't ever remember noticing how smokey this beer is..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2002
Dark amber, off-white head. Very nice aroma: chocolate, coffee, heavy fruits, and some smoke (kind of reminded me of that sweet tobacco smell from pibes, but maybe the location of Dunbar played a trick on my mind). The dark malt is dominating the very tasty flavour, but it is also quite smoky - perhaps even peaty. A bit too sweet, however, and the mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Still, a wonderful Scottish ale.


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