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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 27, 2014
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Stinky sweet aroma. Anna gets some diacetyl. Nice deep red, small beige head. Now I get the diacetyl. Sweet malts, a little sticky. Pretty dull ale, but the sugars cover the alcohol very well, there’s no sign of 7.4%.
Earlier Rating: 6/28/2007 Total Score: 3.5
500ml bottle. Rich brown, few red tints. Thick doughy head, laces well. Malty grain aroma, slight metalic tinge, quite ’savoury’. Smooth fullbodied malty taste, full of strange curiosities which I can’t quite place. Gravelly bitterness. Well balanced, certainly. Covers the 6.5% easily. Let it warm up to room temperature to appreciate its full body. It’ very tasty in big swigs, but probably rather dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2272) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
5/14/2011. From bottle. Deep amber color with an off-white head. Malty and spicy aromas with caramel, dark fruit. Nice flavors of fruit and spices with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3921) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 19, 2014
Bottle 33cl. A clear dark amber beer with huge head. Nose is on toasted caramel and dark candy sugar. Aroma is sweet with creamy blond caramel and chocolate notes, very nice body, long sweet chocolate and blond caramel finish, light vanilla touch, slightly peated.
Earlier Rating: 8/7/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle 50cl. A clear dark amber beer with high carbonation and good creamy head. Smell is on caramel, sweets and alcohol. Aroma is on caramel malt, some orange astringency, note of smoked or whiskey malt or spice, vinous presence too. Hop character is low, relatively dry, some metallic flavor at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkoNm (537) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2014
Pours a clear, dark red/ruby color and is topped with a relatively small tan colored head. The aroma is mild - just some malt and perhaps a little fruit and wine aroma. The taste was a kick in the head - strong and bittery all the way through with the wine-feel to go with (not what I like). I don’t really like this one, too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7439) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, süß, würzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, nussig, Karamell, Gewürze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is woody, earthy , caramel and nutty. Taste is sweet with a quick bitter/tartness that segs back into sweetness. Medium bodied, thin but slick texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zoucrew102 (535) - - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml bottle. Roasty, borderline smoky aroma with notes of caramel. Pours caramel colored with thin tan head and some lacing. Taste is sweet caramel malt at first with maybe some dark fruit sweetness. Finishes with a peaty smokiness, but doesn't seem to be the right flavor for the style of beer. Wonder is the beer went off. May try it again when opportunity arises.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Backlog, tried bottled a number of times. About as archetypical for the style as any beer i’ve had, a solid ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (824) - HONG KONG - MAR 10, 2014

500 ml clear bottle bought at Oliver’s The Delicatessen in Central.

Clear, deep amber brown colour; Three quarter finger head and soapy off white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation; Light and sweet aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, sugar, light nuts and faint dark fruits; Pleasant medium sweet taste of dark malt, with brown sugar, light caramel, sticky toffee, molasses, light lemon and pretty grass hops; Light body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is nice sweet Dunkel in a pretty rich body. Not much nuts or smoke but strong on brown sugar, caramel and toffee, which feel sticky and nice! Sweetness is not cloying, nothing too extreme, very easy going. Pretty nice!... Hoppiness is no nose, light lemon and notable grassyhops in taste. Low-fi bitterness works okay with sweetness for a abrupt sweet-bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: Luckily my bottle wasn’t skunked so I can enjoy this brew thoroughly. I wouldn’t say this is heavy or massive, as its aroma is pretty light weight as best, its body is light, and not much in taste varieties, but it has pretty wholesome palate, sweetness is well-arranged, some naughty toffee reminds me of enjoying sticky hard handy as a kid. It really feels like a well-made and satisfying Dunkel. Easily enjoyable!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber with small head. Why the fuck is this sold in a clear bottle? I guess they want it to be skunked. This could have been excellent. Rich caramel malt and full flavor. Can’t get past the enormous skunkiness.

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