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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Nice ale. Pours up amber brown with moderate head. Head is retained and there is moderate lacing throughout the experience. Aroma is lighly malty. Flavor is quite nice with a deep rich malt with maybe just a touch of roast. Light taste of honey. Finish is lightly bitter and fairly quick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Color is dark ruby red with a slight brown tone to it, some frothy head appeared but faded very fast. Smells of caramel and toffee, slightly sweet, very candy-like. It reminded me of a lightly flavored soy sauce. Very intreging aroma. The taste is the best part, its super silky smooth with a nice toffee tint and caramel malt backing with just the right amount of hop hinted in the dry finish. The only thing that through me about this wee heavy was that isn't very heavy at all. It's bold, medium bodied, and has a silky smooth, light creamy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2003
Brown color with a thin head. Clear malty aroma with hints of tobacco. Flavor with some notes of tobacco and a mild taste of chocolate. Full flavor. Reminder of Charles Wells Bombardier Bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Hearty malty aroma, dark, not much head retention but nice lacing. Sweet caramel, dark chocolate/coffee flavors. Hops restrained. Finish slightly bitter and toasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
very nice malty scotch. dark brown with a thin head, big smoky malt nose. the malts dominate tgis beer but there is a god hop presence too. very smooth for a "big" beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Rich malty aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, molasses, and underlying dried fruits. Clear red-brown color with good head retention. The flavor is a blend of malts - caramel, toffee, graininess, and a slight smokiness. These flavors are wonderfully balanced and compliment each other perfectly, with the overall balance on the sweet side. The mouthfeel is medium-full, just right for a Scotch Ale. Definitely an exellent example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1529) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Dark ruby color with a big beige head. Heavy lacing. Smoke and fruit aroma. Flavor is sweet, smokey, fruit, caramel. Finish is smokey and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Very sweet, malty beer but not overbearing. Can't wait for the next one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2003
Reddish brown with thick foamy head that clings well. First smell was alcohol as I opened the bottle then malt. This Ale is super malty and full bodied. Flavor is sweet and malty, I hardly notice any hops and is only slightly bitter if at all. Nice Scottish Ale with every classic attribute of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2003
The Wee Heavy pours out a rich, medium red. Average sized creamy head, lasted a fair time. Nice clear body. The first scent I picked up from it was must - it smelled a bit old, and the taste confirmed it. It has a nice light malty flavour, seems a bit toasted to me. Good finish, very easy going down. I'd give it higher points if it didn't have that slight musky flavour and smell, and my bottle also tasted a little soured.

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