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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1187   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.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2734) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
DATE TASTED: February 20, 2014... GLASSWARE: Victory Nonick... OCCASION: a beer much sought after... APPEARANCE: dark brown body that displays HUGE chunks of sediment--been sitting too long? thick, chunky off-white head offers formidable lacing... AROMA: brilliant buttery, big malt aroma with dampened caramel and candy sugars; somewhat earthy, grainy but difficult to lay a nostril to...PALATE: smooth, thin and mellow--the mouth is refreshed as much as it’s engaged; slightly warming as the glass drains...TASTE: sweet and malty; a brown ale’s subtlety with fleeting fervor--a bit of barleywine funk at the end; low to no hop impression... OVERALL: the initial shock of floating substance (something I had not dealt with since the "claw" incident in Heavy Seas’ Saison art the shore a decade ago) still makes this review tainted; I have little doubt this rates better than I afforded it, but to rate authentically, I cannot be betray the experience itself...I may have to find another distributor to ascertain the true quality of this beer...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle to an English pint (did not have a thistle glass). Deep ruby red with a medium head and faint lacing. Has a taste of toffee and caramel. The body is medium heavy and a very smooth mouthfeel. Very good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koskela (270) - Marysville, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
A chocolatly co2aroma come from this deep red clear brew with a off white head. A mediummbody of sweetness and co2 and an aftertaste of chocolate. Not a bad brew kinda what ive expected.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msgzub (1) - - FEB 5, 2014 does not count
I enjoyed the malt mixture. The beer tasted semi-sweet and sort of creamy. It’s an enjoyable sipping kind of beer, sort of how you’d enjoy wine.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (167) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Clear dark amber pour with a deep dark ruby hue. Nice frothy head and lacing that lasts. Nose is of biscuit malt, a slight sweetness and a touch of dark malt. Also present is a touch of what strikes me as EKG hops. Heavy medium bodied with a rich creamy mouthfeel against a slightly below normal carbonation level. The flavor profile is well balanced and complex. It begins with a dark malt sweetness that hints of raisins and plums, progresses to molasses and ends with a biscuit sweetness that floods the palate. The finish is very smooth and ends with a residual sweetness against a slight hop and alcohol tingle with just a hint of smoke. This is the standard against which other Scottish ales much be judged, and it is outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
Vollmundig-malzig-süßer Antrunk. Der Hauptteil ist vollmundig und wird leicht säuerlich. Sehr angenehm. Der Nachgeschmack ist malzig-wärmend, aber nicht scharf. Leicht herb, malzig-süß. Leicht dickflüssig. Auch leichte Röstmalz-Espresso-Anklänge im letzten Teil des Nachgeschmacks spürbar.
--> 12+12+10+11 = 11,30

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
33cl bottle poured in a Trappist glass. Pouring a mahogany colour with a small amount of off-white head. Low carbonation. Quite a sweet taste with hints of toffee, fruit cake and malt. Quite a simple beer that is reminiscent of English barley wines.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
erickok (3414) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 24, 2014
A beer to be sipped? Strong for a British beer perhaps, but hardly strong for your average ale at 6.5%. Biscuit and cookie like malts, some dried grapes and a clean yeast. Medium sweet, medium bitter, especially for the style, but simple and metallic. Truly old fashioned but I’m afraid not in a good sense, as far as I am concerned. Not really a style I like, but this one is good within the style I suppose. (Pint bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheNucleator (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
Rich, roasted malt aroma. Nice and clear dark reddish brown pour with caramel head. Nice malty flavour is well balanced with hops and bitterness. Nice warmth and body with a good finish. Warm, malty tasty ale.


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